FESTIVAL MUSICA IN PROSSIMITÀ

June 17th-18th-19th 2022 - PINEROLO (TO) Italy

Friday June 17th

h 19.30 Sala Italo Tajo, Via San Giuseppe, Pinerolo

Quartetto Maurice + Anna Korsun, In the Cage for strin quartet, voices, cembalo and fences, world premiere

Since its formation in 2002, 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.

The 4+1 project – where «4» stands for the string quartet and «1» is for electronics – highlights the will of the Quartet to consider electronics as the full fifth member of the group, and to emphasize its «cameristic» aspect, capturing the suggestions offered by electronics, giving it a new relevance in the acoustic environment, and finally creating a flow of innovations in sound that resonates one with each other. 

In 2019  release for Stradivarius Italian Label with music for string quartet and electronics by Fausto Romitelli, Mauro Lanza, Andrea Agostini, Silvia Borzelli within the project SIAE - classici di oggi.

Over the years, the Quartetto Maurice carried out an intensive training in the contemporary music repertoire, together with the greatest performers and composers of the international scene like  Márta and György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Philippe Manoury, Marco Stroppa, Beat Furrer, Mauro Lanza, Chaya Czernowin, Simon Steen-Andersen,Clara Iannotta, Arditti Quartet Quatuor Diotima, Klangforum Wien, Geneviève Strosser, etc. It is active in promoting new music through commissions to young composers, keeping an open mind on the complex contemporary music panorama.

Regularly invited to perform at the most important festivals and concert seasons across Europe, North and South America, the Quartet has performed through Italy and abroad, in a number of prestigious venues including the Venice Biennale, November Music Festival in 's-Hertogenbosch (Holland), the Biennale Zagreb, the Festival Mixtur in Barcelona (Spain), the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik 2017, the Italian Academy of Columbia University in New York (USA ), the Italian Istitut of Culture and for ProQuartet in Paris, the Festival Tzlil Meudcan in Tel Aviv (Israel), the Distat Terra festival in Argentina, the New Music Festival in Macerata (italy), the International Fajr Music Festival in Tehran (Iran), Open Music in Graz (Austria) and New Music Festival in Vancouver (Canada). 

The Quartet has been tutor and quartet in residence at the 2021 Impuls Academy (Graz), at Distat Terra Festival in Argentina, at Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia - Casa del Quartetto with string quartet students and at 2021 Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik and it holds a workshop since 2017 at the conservatory of Turin G. Verdi with the classes of electronics and composition.

Anna Korsun (1986, Ukraine) is a composer, sound artist and performer based in Germany.
She studied composition in Kiev and Munich with Moritz Eggert.
Anna combines in her creativity musical composition, installation, performance and sound art. She works for different formations from solo to orchestra, including acoustic instruments, voice, electronics and sounding objects. She collaborates with visual arts, dance, theater and literature. Anna involves into her works both professional and amateur musicians, as well as non-musicians. Besides an activity as an artist Anna performs contemporary music as vocalist/keyboard instruments, directs musical projects and teaches composition at Amsterdam conservatory, as well as at international courses.
She participated at international festivals such as eclat, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, ISCM, Warsaw Autumn, Festival Musica Strasbourg, worked with Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, SWR Vokalensemble, ensemble mosaik, ascolta, ensemble modern, AskoSchoenberg, Camerata Silesia, Silbersee, Bavarian Academy of Theater August Everding, Ludwik-Solski-Academy for performing arts in Krakow, LOH-Orchester, Thüringer Symphoniker. She was artist-in-residence at Villa Massimo in Rome, Residency for New Music Goethe Institute Canada, Academy Schloss Solitude, Cité internationale des arts in Paris and others. Anna was awarded Prize of Christoph-and-Stephan-Kaske-Foundation, Gaudeamus Award, Kunstpreis Berlin and Open Ear of Trillende Lucht Foundation.

 
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h 21.30 Teatro del Lavoro, Via Chiappero 12, Pinerolo

Yaron Deutsch, Sgorgo Y and Sgorgo oO by Pierluigi Billone for e-guitar

Yaron Deutsch (Tel Aviv, 1978) is a guitarist  mainly known for his work in the field of contemporary (classical) music. He is the founder and artistic director of the chamber quartet Nikel and a frequent guest in europe’s finest groups & orchestras dedicated to contemporary music. Most often he plays with the acclaimed Klangforum wien & Musikfabrik ensembles.
As a soloist he performed with the Israeli Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai (Turin), Swr Symphonieorchester & the Vienna radio symphony orchestra; playing under conductors Sylvain Camberling, Titus Engel, Peter Eötvös, Zubin Mehta, Emilio Pomàrico, Peter Rundel and Ilan Volkov to name a few.
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Recordings featuring his playing are available on Col legno, Kairos, Neos, Sub rosa and Wergo labels.Apart from his performative activities, he is a professor at the university of music Basel (hochschule für musik fhnw / sonic space basel) and guitar tutor at the Darmstadt international summer courses. As well he curates the international festival for contemporary chamber music in Tel Aviv – “tzlil meudcan” (in hebrew: “updated tone”). 

Saturday June 18th

h 18.00 Teatro del Lavoro, Via Chiappero 12, Pinerolo

Talk Anna Korsun and Quartetto Maurice, with Giulia Mengozzi

h 19.30 Circolo Sociale, Via Duomo 1, Pinerolo

Nuntempe Ensamble, guitar quartet by G. F. Haas and Josè Manuel Serrano, Monadologie XXXII, the Cold Trip I, Nach Schuberts Winterreise for 4 guitars and voice by Bernhard Lang with Giulia Zaniboni

Nuntempe Ensamble is an Argentine guitar quartet dedicated to contemporary music. His proposal combines the tradition of chamber music with the eclecticism of current languages, in which acoustic guitars, electric guitars, real-time processing, electronics and technological devices coexist, different aesthetic manifestations from an experimental perspective.

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In recent years, the scenic aspect has gained great importance in their presentations, conceiving the concert with a holistic concept between the visual, the sound, the spatial and the temporal.
Nuntempe - in Esperanto Now - began in 2008 with a generation and dissemination task, carrying out a strong renovation of the original repertoire for the group, premiering numerous works by Argentine and foreign composers and holding first auditions in Argentina of the most important works. of the current repertoire. Members: Pablo Boltshauser, Ariel Elijovich, Manuel Moreno and Andrés Vaccarelli.

Giulia Zaniboni studied opera singing at the Conservatory of Music “A. Boito” in Parma, where she graduated in 2015. She attended several master classes on XX and XXI century vocal music held by A. Caiello, D. Michel-Dansac, A. Fischer, A. Luz, M. Pousseur and P. Hoffmann.

Her repertoire includes works of some of the most important composers of XX century classical music, as well as numerous new works. Her artistic activity is constantly combined with research and experimentation on the voice and the physicality of the vocal gesture, also through collaboration with scene directors and composers.

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She has performed both as soloist and in chamber ensembles in international festivals such as Biennale Musica di Venezia, Milano Musica, Bartók Plusz Operafesztivál, Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Impuls Festival, Rondò – Divertimento Ensemble, Casa Menotti, Ravenna Festival, a.o.

h 21.30 Teatro del Lavoro, Via Chiappero 12, Pinerolo

Alexey kokhanov: LIMEN, Sound laboratory of new conventionality

LIMEN examines the threshold between experiment and ritual. Using extended voice techniques the singer makes an opera aria unrecognizable. An invented rite of transformation controls the musical sequence and turns the singer and the room into a common instrument. 

LIMEN questions the relevance of ‘classical’ art in the present. What do we hear and feel when the semantic level of music disappears? How do we define the new that then occurs? The process of making music comes into focus so that the opera appears as a laboratory. In a simple way artistic practice is presented in its reality – singing as an active, creative act, as ‘labor’.

concept and direction, voice: Alexey Kokhanov - choreography: Cathy Walsh - dramaturgy: Kilian Dumann

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Alexey Kokhanov is a singer, sound artist and performer based in Berlin and Moscow. Singing studies at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and Flanders Operastudio in Gent, Belgium. Alexey’s activity includes the performance of contemporary music, creation of sound performances and master classes on vocal improvisation.

In 2015 Alexey attended laboratory “Voice” with guidance of Natalia Pschenichnikova where he participated in masterclasses of Shelley Hirsh (USA) and Christian Kesten (Germany). In 2016 followed study at the Sound Art Courses in Moscow. 

Alexey is a guest artist at the Electrotheatre Stanislavsky and artist of the Krymov’s Laboratory at the School of Dramatic Art Theatre. With production of Krymov’s Laboratory and Royal Shakespeare Company he has performed at the Shakespeare Festival, Edinburgh Festival 2012, Perth Festival 2014, Wellington Festival 2014, in Barbican Centre London and Taichung Art Centre. With opera “Octavia.Trepanation” by D. Kourliandsky Alexey was seen at Holland Festival Amsterdam and Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza (2017). From 2015 Alexey started make performances by himself as a director and composer.

h 23.30 Teatro del Lavoro, Via Chiappero 12, Pinerolo

Ensemble Terrible (ex Electrophonica) is a group of four musicians and performers based in Turin. Over the years the group's has focused on musical experimentation, from techno to repertoire pieces, and in the relationship between space, performer and sound.

Andrea Marazzi, Federico Primavera, Pietro Caramelli.

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Sunday June 19th, Casa Lajolo, Piossasco

sound installation open from h 10.00 to h 18.00, Via San Vito 23 Piossasco (TO)

Ceci n'est pas une porte
invitation to listen and interact, and individual and collective, with the environment we pass through.
There are no borders that are not of human origin. Listening is never a unique action, it always hides deep and intrinsic ambiguity, diversity, complexity and richness. Outdoors there are only distances and proximity, even from the sound point of view. Paying attention to seasonals cycles and to the circulation of organic waste obtained from the maintenance of an Italian garden means immersing yourself in an otherwise ephemeral, invisible and silent world.
Luca Garino (Turin, 1978) is an italian sound artist based in turin, after a long path of self-learning as an autodidact, he perfected his research at the LaSDIM (Laboratory for experimentation and teaching of musical informatics), under Alvise Vidolin. Active since 1996 in the field of acousmatic, electronic, concrete and computer music, Garino developed a parallel burning passion for ethnomusicological research. From 2015 he collaborates with the record label Holidays Records, for which he edited a series of publications on sound poetry (with contributions, among others, by Arrigo Lora-Totino and Ghérasim Luca) and on various contemporary artists and composers, dedicating ample space to the sound works by Danish fluxus artist Henning Christiansen.

Garino has focused his attention on the natural soundscape and the languages of the different living species that inhabit it, whose traces he archives by means of field recording. His work invites the audience to give heed to sounds on the verge of audibility, to overcome (or recover) the rupture given by the human, or at least western, difficulty of developing communication with other species, as well as establishing a relationship with the environment that is devoid of supremacy or exploitation.

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from h 18.00 to h 19.00, Via San Vito 23 Piossasco (TO)

Litany, ritual performance

Vocalist and performer Alexei Kokhanov offers to join the ritual dedicated to the memory of the victims of the war in Ukraine. Alexey will sustain a single note for entire hour. The audience is free to join the singing and to feel the support of one another.

Alexey Kokhanov is a singer, sound artist and performer based in Berlin and Moscow. Singing studies at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and Flanders Operastudio in Gent, Belgium. Alexey’s activity includes the performance of contemporary music, creation of sound performances and master classes on vocal improvisation.

In 2015 Alexey attended laboratory “Voice” with guidance of Natalia Pschenichnikova where he participated in masterclasses of Shelley Hirsh (USA) and Christian Kesten (Germany). In 2016 followed study at the Sound Art Courses in Moscow. 

Alexey is a guest artist at the Electrotheatre Stanislavsky and artist of the Krymov’s Laboratory at the School of Dramatic Art Theatre. With production of Krymov’s Laboratory and Royal Shakespeare Company he has performed at the Shakespeare Festival, Edinburgh Festival 2012, Perth Festival 2014, Wellington Festival 2014, in Barbican Centre London and Taichung Art Centre. With opera “Octavia.Trepanation” by D. Kourliandsky Alexey was seen at Holland Festival Amsterdam and Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza (2017). From 2015 Alexey started make performances by himself as a director and composer.