The 29th edition of AngelicA, the International festival of music research, has taken off.
It’s 29 years of a festival devoted to international music research; a festival that, while remaining true to itself, always welcomes differences and inspirations from the outside, offering a programme free from ties and constraints. The program, in respect of its own personal tradition, is showing the great diversity of music in its widest expressions, its many faces and its complexity: 17 concerts will be held in the Centre for Music Research/San Leonardo Theatre – the public venue located in Via San Vitale and given to AngelicA by an agreement with Bologna Municipality, and two will be “off site”, as in the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi, Bologna, and in the Church of San Barnaba, in Modena.
This year the programme, from 4 to 31 May, includes 17 concerts, between Bologna and Modena.
Among the guest stars: Toshinori Kondo, Akio Suzuki, Peter Brötzmann, John White, Hermann Nitsch, Pandit Uday Bhawalkar.
For the opening of the May Moment, the Italian premiere concert by the duet formed by celloist Rohan De Saram and violinist Vincent Royer, who will perform on Saturday 4th May at 9.30 p.m., in the Music Research Center/ San Leonardo Theatre.
As a final event on the 31ts May, the performance of the Piccolo Coro Angelico, the workshop of vocal experimentation created in 2011 and conducted by Giovanna Giovannini and Silvia Tarozzi. The choir is made by children and teens aged between 4 and 15, and they will present the original compositions rehearsed over the year.
Between the opening day and the end of the festival, many music projects will be presented: as the artistic director Massimo Simonini has defined them, they are small units, offering many diverse music proposals, as if they were many different worlds held together, that dialogue and turn on when touching other elements, coming from other places, other stories.
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