September 28, 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 listeners, 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.
FRANCESCO DILLON, CELLO
THAT TORRENT CALLED BACH
Francesco Dillon (b.Turin, 1973) already has a brilliant international career to his credit, characterised by the originality and variety of the repertoire that he has embraced. As a soloist he has performed on such prestigious concert stages as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Herkulessaal of Munich, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Jordan Hall in Boston and the Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires.
He graduated in Florence under the guidance of Andrea Nannoni and continued his studies with Anner Bijlsma, Mario Brunello, David Geringas and Mstislav Rostropovich, thereafter studying composition with Salvatore Sciarrino.
In 1993 he was one of the founders of the Quartetto Prometeo, a chamber group of international acclaim and winner of numerous prizes (Prague Spring, ARD Munich, Bordeaux) and recently honoured with the Leone d’Argento award of the Biennale Musica of Venice.
Other events of the project
September 14 | Cascine Park, Florence h 18:00
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 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