September 14, 2020 18:00
Discovering contemporary sound paths along the course of the Arno
curated by Francesco Dillon, Simone Graziano, Luisa Santacesaria
concept: Maurizio Busia
Il Corso della Musica (The Music Course) is not a music course, but the opportunity to look out over the endless and wonderful mare magnum that music represents, thanks to points of orientation outlined by musicians, curators and experts. With the ambitious desire to offer an overview of current music – from electronic to contemporary, from jazz to independent alternative music – regardless of the boundaries between genres and with an informal approach designed for curious listerners, experts and young people.
The project was born with the aim of bringing together, in one of the most fascinating scenarios of Florence (the bank of the Arno river in the Parco delle Cascine area), a pianist, a cellist or even a singer and, starting from their music, to work towards an approach to heterogeneous sound universes from new and changing perspectives. The goal of the project is to discover, in the open space of the park, the stories, the sounds, the anecdotes about the birth of some songs and the reasons behind certain compositional choices, “pausing” the flows of music as if they were snapshots of sounds and words.
Everything will be recorded and filmed with the aim of creating quality audio and video productions that will be used both for broadcasting on television and web channels and as “audio-paths” that can be available in podcasts, perhaps just for those who want to jog, walk or cross the Parco delle Cascine by bicycle but with a different gaze and sensitivity to the listening.
MUSIC WITHOUT INSTRUMENTS: SHORT GYMNASTICS COURSE FOR THE EAR
with the participation of Chiara Saccone
Luisa Santacesaria is a musician, musicologist and curator. She studied piano at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and graduated from the Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage in Cremona (University of Pavia) with a thesis on the relationship between sound and space in electroacoustic music. In 2016 and 2017 she was music curator at the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato. She collaborates with the Centro Studi Luciano Berio, Amici della Musica in Florence, the University of Florence and organizes the TRK. SOUND CLUB experimental music festival for Tempo Reale and the musicaelettronica.it website. With Valentina Bertolani, she created the curatingdiversity.org website, focused on the cultural and inclusion policies within the Italian music system. She is a member of the Blutwurst collective and the Esecutori di Metallo su Carta of the 19’40″ label.
Other events of the project
September 21 | Cascine Park, Florence h 18:00
Simone Graziano, piano
From Debussy to Billie Eilish
September 28 | Cascine Park, Florence h 18:00
Francesco Dillon, cello
That torrent called Bach
September 10 | Villa Favard, Florence h 11:00
Masterclass in percussion
in collaboration with Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini, Florence
September 24 | Institut français, Florence h 18:00
Michel Godard and Nataša Mirković
Presentation of the CD “Risplendenti, Riversi”
in collaboration with Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini, Florence and Institut français Florence