LOCATION: Venice Biennale
The 57th International Festival of Contemporary Music, organised by the Biennale, will be held in Venice from 4 to 13 October 2013. There will be two spectacular long-awaited performances: Stockhausen’s Helicopter String Quartet, performed by Arditti at 1500 meters above sea level amid the propeller rollers of 4 helicopters, and Glorious Percussion by Sofija Gubaidulina with the Orchestra of Teatro la Fenice and Percussions de Strasbourg.
On schedule also are interesting events dedicated to space and voice: you will hear 3D sound thanks to WFS technology, “musica della materia” (music of material) with tools created by Luca Congedo, and the vocal acrobatics of David Moss, Le Cris de Paris, and Neue Vocalsolisten.
The programme also includes great soloists, including Christophe Desjardins, Francesco D’Orazio, and the younger Marco Fusi, Michele Marelli, Daniele Roccato. There will be orchestras, both prestigious and recently-acclaimed ensembles; concerts theatrically integrating electronics, voice and video with the /nu/thing group whose playlist includes the animated shorts by Usavich, which demonstrate – alongside mainstays Stockhausen and Berio – how many new names there are from younger generations that testify to the vitality of today’s music.
For the Music Festival show schedule, go to the official website here
€ 20 full price
€ 16 concession
€ 13 groups
€ 10 students
€ 5 secondary school student groups