Il Corso della Musica


September 24, 2020 18:00

Institut français Florence | IT

Contrary to what previously announced, the meeting does not take place at the Cherubini Conservatory, but at the Institut français, Piazza Ognissanti, Florence

Free admission upon reservation
Tel. (+39) 055 365707

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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.



in collaboration with Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini, Florence and Institut français, Florence

with Manon Hansemann, director of Institut français Florence; Paolo Zampini, director of Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini
and Maurizio Agamennone, ethnomusicologist, University of Florence
in collaboration with Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini, Florence


Other events of the project

September 14 | Cascine Park, Florence h 18:00
Luisa Santacesaria
Music without instruments: short gymnastics course for the ear
with the participation of Chiara Saccone

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


Training activity

September 10 | Villa Favard, Florence h 11:00
Trilok Gurtu
Masterclass in percussion
in collaboration with Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini, Florence














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