14th-15th-16th MAY 2021 PINEROLO, (TO), Italy

Musica in Prossimità is three-day festival based in Pinerolo (40 km from Turin, Italy) focused on contemporary music, instrumental performances, audio installation, improvisation and electronical music. The program involves a new generation of artists with new productions and world premieres, but also masterpieces from the contemporary repertoire, to give to the audience a complete landscape of this century and the Twentieth. A deep study on creative process is also scheduled with a night workshop with a psychologist and with a big talk between artists, composers and audience
invited to the Festival.

Friday 14th

h 19.00 Teatro del Lavoro, via Chiappero 12
music by Claudio Panariello, new piece for string quartet and electronics (Premiere) and
Lea Bertucci, new piece for string quartet and electronics (Premiere)
Quartetto Maurice: Since its formation, a constant and tireless research on sound has been the trait that has best distinguished the Quartetto Maurice. After an in-depth investigation of the traditional classical repertoire, which has guaranteed a meticulous approach to the score and an extreme attention to the performance’s details, the Quartet showed the need to place the music of 20th and 21th centuries at the heart of its repertoire, exploring a great variety of contemporary languages.
h 21.00 Circolo Sociale, via Duomo 1
music by  G. Aperghis 6 recitation for solo voice
Kurt Schwitters - Ursonate (1932) for solo voice (excerpt)
Born in 1963, Bénédicte Davin is a vocalist, comedian and visual artist. She develops an interest for contemporary music (Cage, Berio,Aperghis ....) during her studies with Garett List, Michel Massot et Jean-Pierre Peuvion at Royal Conservatory of Liège. After discovering the Ur Sonate by Kurt Schwitters and the Letterists works, she performs her first compositions, a mix of "soundzephonems" (sonzéphonèmes) and vocal elements. Since several years she collaborates for her projects with Jean Fürst, Paul Van Mulder, Alain Wathieu et Sylvie Cavacciuti.

h16.00 Lounge, via Chiappero 12 // Talk with Claudio Panariello
Born in Naples in 1989, he studied Composition, Electronic Music and Piano. He also graduated in Physics at University of Pisa. He attended master classes and courses with a.o. F. Filidei, M. Lanza, R. Cendo, O. Bianchi, C. Czernowin, S. Steen-Andersen, Y. Maresz, S. Movio.
His music has been performed by Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble SuonoGiallo, mdi ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble Mise-En, Ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin, etc. and in festival such as \Mise-En Music Festival" in New York, \Rondo" and \Sound of Wander" in Milano, \Festival delle Nazioni" in Citta di Castello, \Casa del Quartetto - Fondazione I Teatri" in Reggio Emilia, \Risuo- nanze" in Udine, etc.
He has also worked in sound installations eld with \Fewy", exposed in the Sol LeWitt Hall of the Museo Madre (NA) during the project Electromadre, and \Studio in tre fasi", a site specic sound installa- tion, premiered at the Goethe Institut in Rome. He is currently a PhD student in Sound and Music Computing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, focusing his research on musical adaptive systems.
h17.00 Lounge, via Chiappero 12 // Talk with Lea Bertucci
Lea Bertucci is a composer, performer and sound designer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her practice with woodwind instruments, she incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental technique and tape collage. In recent years, her projects have expanded toward site-responsive and site-specific sonic investigations of architecture. Deeply experimental, her work is unafraid to subvert musical expectation.

Saturday 15th

h19.00 Chiesa San Giuseppe - Sala Italo Tajo, via San Giuseppe
music by Santiago Diez-Fischer : “El fondo del agua” for bass flute and baryton saxophone (2009) and
new piece for flute and saxophone (Premiere),
Nicolas Medero: ... “is killing us”, for bass flute and electronic (2019)
Fernando Garnero: Trans Etudes (2019)
Nicolas Collins: Pea Soup, version for saxophone
Fernando Garnero: “new piece” for hybrid instruments and feedback (Premiere)
Keiko Murakami, flute - Philippe Koerper, saxophone
..new music, works with strong ideas, continuous research, emotion, sound, space, the meeting between pieces, the public and musicians...
L'Imaginaire is a contemporary chamber music ensemble whose approach to music is constantly renewed through innovating concerts, commissioning new works and pedagogical projects. The highest artistic quality and the transmission of musical emotions are at the core of all our activities.
« A journey to a musical land which doesn't existe, an exploration of sounds, a creative utopia, this is what these musicians proposed in a highly sophisticated and intelligent manner » (Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace, 2012)
h 22.00 Teatro Del Lavoro, via Chiappero 12
voice, analog electronics, electric guitar, drums, synthesizer
Lukas Koenig, Audrey Chen, Julien Desprez
MOPCUT is a medium-length noise-style that covers the head and ears with a vertical bang and a horizontal wave. It's a popular style for all ages, genders and generations. The soundscape should be trimmed evenly all around the circumference so that the noise at the front reaches the inner eye while the waves on the sides cover (or almost fully cover) the ears. The beats at the back maintain the same length as the samples at the front and sides. Once the overall sound is achieved, trimming is used to achieve minimalism or maximalism, depending. Improvisation, noise and electronic beats work well as backgrounds for the MOPCUT. Electronic appliances and devices may be used to give the MOPCUT a bit more volume, but effects may lead to standing up instead of hanging low.

Sunday 16th

h 3 am / 6 am Teatro del Lavoro
L’inconscio in prossimità (unconscious in the proximity) with the psychotherapist Silvia Tedone
It is a workshop designed to help young composers in their creative process.

All the activities aim at exploring self-aspects related to the act of composing as well as the subconscious by means of projective pshycological techniques, body-awareness exercises (mindfulness) and role-playing. The workshop lasts 3 hours and it takes place at night, as nocturnal hours favour a different and deeper self-listening as compared to daytime hours. All activities are guided and the participants are supported by the professional tutor on a one-to-one basis, for safety’s sake. Maximum number of participants: 6 people.


Bio: Silvia Tedone is a psychologist and psychotherapist and her clinical activity addresses chiefly teenagers and adults. She also works with groups, organising targeted interventions to promote workplace serenity and wellbeing; her personal interests and studies range from hypnosis and astrology to analogical disciplines.

h 10 am / 5 pm Casa Lajolo, Piossasco (TO)

“The shape of sound”

The workshop promoted by Metamorfosi Notturne Association as part of the Musica in Prossimità Festival 2021 aims to be the beginning of a specific training course in the contemporary music sector. The day is addressed to 10 young peo- ple, students at the Corelli Musical Institute of Pinerolo, in the 13-17 year old target, who have curiosity towards the con- temporary sound world, even if they have no specific skills, nor a course of study already started to do so. The spirit of the workshop is precisely to provide a very operative first approach and to feel a real sensory experiences from the point of view of electroacoustic listening, widespread in the outdoor area of Casa Lajolo. The basic topic of the workshop will be the shape of sound and the manipulation of the sound wave. The day, divided into two moments by a short lunch break, will be conducted by some students of the Conservatory enrolled in the SMET (School of Electronic Music of Tu- rin) and will guarantee some formative credits useful for their studies.

h 21.00 Teatro del Lavoro, via Chiappero 12
The ability to dig a little deeper is hard-wired into Dalt’s creative process through her background as a geotechnical engineer. Now residing in Berlin, Dalt often seeks inspiration in the worlds of fiction, poetry, geology and desire, excavating nuanced references to untangle and respond to in her music. At times, this exploratory impulse surfaces like an introspective call and response experiment with her source material, forming new perspectives on ideas rooted in Colombian mythology to German New Wave cinema. Dalt’s conceptual blueprints are intimate and intricate, emerging like cyanotypes cast in the sun. Around these frameworks she shapes her sound, using analogue instrumentation, a vast array of synthesizers and the processed glow of her voice.
h 22.00 Chiesa San Giuseppe - Sala Italo Tajo, via San Giuseppe
music by Karlheinz Stockhausen "STIMMUNG" (1968) für sechs Vokalisten
In 2008, four singers joined together to create the ensemble SoloVoices, which focuses on contemporary music. All four musicians have an affinity for and a extensive experience with contemporary music. SoloVoices performs advanced literature and world premieres of works for solo voices, incorporating instruments, visual media, scenic concepts, electronics and confronting newer with older vocal music. SoloVoices develops its own projects, collaborates with composers and commissions compositions. In cooperation with the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology ICST of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and Professor Germán Toro-Pérez, SoloVoices is dedicated to the revival of works for voice and electronics composed between 1980 and 2000.

The 2021 Edition presents a big focus on the various declination of the Voice, from one side, and new compositions on the other.
The Voice is investigates from solo to choir, passing by electronics manipulation, with a trip of five amazing concerts.
Lucrezia Dalt, with a site-specific sound installation for voice and electronics; Benedicte Davin with a very deep soloprogram with works by Aperghis and Schwitters; Mopcut, an electro-jazz trio with two manipolated vocals; Neutempe Ensamble+Giulia Zaniboni with a contemporary masterpiece by Lang; Solo Voices with the great Stockhausen of the choral piece “Stimmung”.
New compositions are offered instead by two emerging ensemble of contemporary chamber music: Ensemble L’Imaginaire, that will perform a world premiere by Fernando Garnero and Fisher; and Maurice Quartet that have commissioned new pieces for string quartet+electronics to open the festival with two world premieres by Claudio Panariello and Lea Bertucci.

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