Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) Kottos for solo cello (1977, 8’)
Arturo Fuentes (1975) Mood for amplified cello (2012, 10’) Italian premiere
Sofia Avramidou (1988) La légende “St Martin” for solo cello (2017, 10’) world premiere
Gabriele Cosmi (1988) Musica for cello and electronics (2017, 12’) world premiere.
Lucia Ronchetti (1963) Forward and downward, turning neither to the left nor to the right for solo cello (2017, 18’) world premiere
Michele Marco Rossi cello
live electronics and sound projection: Tempo Reale / Francesco Canavese
The theme of “augmented” instruments and “extended” techniques is a very topical one. Cellists Michele Marco Rossi, Séverine Ballon and Arne Deforce present different approaches to the question in programmes that not only include many world and Italian premiere performances, but also introduce us into a world of sound that transfigures the familiar sound of the cello, an instrument that is a symbol of our western tradition, and into a universe of new acoustic dimensions and creative directions that are astonishingly innovative and original.
All in one day, during which the focus on this theme is offered to the attention of an audience prepared to orient itself within a multifaceted dimension that offers a comparative platform to help explore the new frontiers in the performance practices of our time.