San Fedele Academy for young composers 2011/2012
10/2012 San Fedele – IT
Eleven young composers under the age of 35 chosen by the San Fedele Academy worked together during several months attending the master-classes of the composers Helmut Lachenmann, Johannes Schöllhorn, Ivan Fedele, Alessandro Solbiati and Stefano Gervasoni with the aim of creating a new musical work for string quartet inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Then the instrumentalists of the Quartetto Prometeo worked on the closest to the young composers and a preview-concert of the pieces has been presented, at the occasion of a private concert at the Pharos Foundation in Cyprus on 15th September 2012 – at the occasion of the 4th Pharos International Contemporary Music Festival, thanks to an invitation from its Artistic Director Evis Sammoutis.
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After having passed this “test” the concert has bien presented again, at the San Fedele Foundation in Milano on on 15th October 2012.
PREMIO SAN FEDELE
Dante-Project (2012) – Quartetto Prometeo
Musical journey in 11 stations on the Divine Comedy – World premieres
Monday the 15th of October 2012 Ore 20.30
Auditorium San Fedele, Milan
Music dramatization of the Divine Comedy for string quartet written by the Finalists of the San Fedele Prize Milan, coming from Europe and Venezuela. Dante-Project is the result of 15 months of composers’ work-shop as a team starting from a common Idea of representation of the Divine Comedy in the form of itinerancy (eleven stations), thinking about the cognitive journey of Dante through the drama of human freedom. The aim wasn’t the transposition of the countless riches of the “holistic” work of Dante, in fact, were chosen only certain elements characteristic of the three canticles, musically and symbolically significant: the static nature of Hell, the Beatitudes of the Purgatory and the light of Paradise. The performance Dante-Project will be made a DVD version by director Francis Leprino.
You can listen to short excperts of the pieces on our soundcloud.
INFERNO, descent 20’
Vito Zuraj (1979) – Introitus “erranza e smarrimento”
Antonin Servière (1977) – Studio I sulla staticità
Carlo Ciceri (1980) – Studio II sulla staticità
PURGATORIO, ascent and beatitudes 20’
Franco Venturini (1977) – Beati pauperes spiritu
Aurélien Dumont (1980) – Beati pacifici
Mirtru Escalona (1976) – Beati qui sitiunt iustitiam
Antonio Covello (1985) – Beati mundo corde
PARADISO, canto e tre studi sulla luce 20’
Roberto Vetrano (1982) – “Il dolce canto”
Vittorio Montalti (1984) – Studio sulla luce I
Evis Sammoutis (1979) – Studio sulla luce II
Pasquale Corrado (1979) – Studio sulla luce III
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