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Luigi Nono

27 November 2000 - 04 Dicember 2000

Ministry of Forein Affairs, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Municipality of Rome

An event by

Federazione Cemat-Progetto Sonora and Musica per Roma
with the collaboration of: Municipality of Rome - Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti, Archivio Luigi Nono, Fondazione Teatro dell'Opera of Rome, Conservatory of Music "Santa Cecilia", Centro Petralata

con Luigi Nono

Rome, November 27, 2000 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni
6.30 pm - Opening Exhibition realised by "Archivio Luigi Nono" and "Milano Musica" and concert series "con Luigi Nono"
7.30 pm - Testimonianze a cura di Enzo Restagno e Mimma Guastoni
8.30 pm - Concert
Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima
La fabbrica illuminata

Performers: Luisa Castellani, Quartetto d'Archi di Torino
Proiections: Fernando Farulli
Coordinator: Birgitta Heinrichs
Sound  Michelangelo Lupone
Installation: Olofoni by CRM, Rome

Rome, November 30, 2000 - Sala ex-chiesa Santa Marta
8.30 pm - Concert
Das atmende Klarsein (fragment)
…..Sofferte onde serene…..
A Pierre. Dell'azzurro silenzio, inquietum
Post-prae ludium per Donau

Performers: Ciro Scarponi, Roberto Fabbriciani, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Mauro Castellano, Alvise Vidolin

Rome, December 1, 2000 - Conservatory of music "Santa Cecilia" - Sala dei Medaglioni
  3.00-4.00 pm
Lesson by Luigi Pestalozza
  4.30-6.00 pm
Lesson by Sandro Cappelletto, Nicola Sani, Giancarlo Schiaffini
coordinator: Roberto Giuliani
Rome, December 2, 2000 - Centro Petralata
8.30 pm - Concert
¿Donde estás hermano?
A floresta é jovem e cheja de vid
Performers: Vox Nova, Nextime Ensemble, Gerard Pape

Rome, December 3 - 4, 2000 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni
10.30 am - 9.00 pm: Videos and films

Rome, December 3
10.30 am  L. Nono, realtà di un compositore (73') by Carlo Piccardi
12.00 am  Musica per la libertà (fragment) (10') by Luigi Perelli
12.15 am  Archipel Luigi Nono (54') by Olivier Mille
  2.30 pm  Pace e Guerra (17') by Mario Bernardo
  3.00 pm  A Floresta è jovem e cheja de vida (60') by Gianni Di Capua
  4.30 pm  Meeting with Bettina Ehrhardt and Nicola Sani    
  5.15 pm  Con Luigi Nono (75') by Nicola Sani
  6.30 pm  Il canto sospeso  (46') by Jürgen Petzinger
  7.30 pm  Una scia sul mare / Abbado, Nono e Pollini (60') by Bettina Ehrhardt and Wolfgang Schreiber

Rome, December 4
10.30 am  Respiri, silenzi...altri ascolti (40') by Gianni Di Capua
11.15 am Il canto sospeso (46') by Jürgen Petzinger
12.15 am Con Luigi Nono (75') by Nicola Sani
  2.00 pm Guerra e Pace (1968 - dur. 17') by Mario Bernardo
  2.30 pm  Io, frammento dal Prometeo (1998 - dur. 64') by Gianni Di Capua
  3.45 pm  Archipel Luigi Nono (1989 - dur. 54') by Olivier Mille
  4.40 pm L. Nono, realtà di un compositore (1977 - dur. 73') by Carlo Piccardi
  6.00 pm  Le Quatuor des Possibles  (90') by Edna Politi
  7.30 pm Una scia sul mare/ Abbado, Nono e Pollini (60') by Bettina Ehrhardt and Wolfgang Schreiber


Walking round the two rooms of the exhibition “With Luigi Nono” at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the visitor was able, in the first room, to become acquainted with biographical details of the composer’s life thanks to abundant material from the Luigi Nono Archive of Venice and then, in the second, “Arcipelago Prometeo” (set up by Milano Musica), to appreciate Nono’s most ambitious work which is a clear illustration of his poetics.
The first section, drawn from an exhibition realized for the 1993 edition of the Salzburg Festival, told the story of Nono’s life in 24 panels: his studies with Malipiero at the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory of Venice, his meeting with Maderna, the courses at Darmstadt under Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Edgard Varèse; a glance at his private life: the meeting with Nuria Schoenberg, whom he married in 1955, the birth of his daughter Silvia in 1957 to whom he dedicated Ha venido, a collection of songs with text by Joaquim Maria Machada; the compositions inspired by his friendship with architect Carlo Scarpa, poet Giuseppe Ungaretti and painter Emilio Vedova, who created the scenes and costumes for Nono’s Intolleranza 1960, given at Teatro La Fenice in 1961. In 1968 three “politically committed” works of Nono were presented in a concert during the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino: A floresta è jovem e cheja de vida (dedicated to the National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam), La fabbrica illuminata (text by Giuliano Scabia and Cesare Pavese) and Ricorda cosa ti hanno fatto in Auschwitz (Choruses for the "L'istruttoria" of Peter Weiss).
Distinguished performers of his works include the young Claudio Abbado (who conducted a performance of Al gran sole carico d’amore at La Scala), pianist Maurizio Pollini, flautist Roberto Fabbriciani and violinists Gidon Kremer and Irvine Arditti.
The second section, originally realized by Milano Musica in the upper foyer of Milan’s La Scala, has been set up by Lucrezia Pestalozza and Laura Ajmar and was centred on Prometeo. “It is not an opera, nor a melodrama, nor a cantata, nor an oratorio, nor a concert. It is a tragedy made up of sounds, with the involvement of space, without any scenic or visual assistance”: this and other phrases of Nono annotate the blow-ups, while amongst the original material of Prometeo there is the autograph score and the maquette of the ark designed by Renzo Piano. In addition, Nicola Sani presented in video some repertory films from the RAI Archives. (Arianna Voto)

Hommage to Luigi Nono

London, April 23, 2001
Italian Culture Institute of London
39, Belgrave Square - London

Works by Luigi Nono:
La fabbrica illuminata
Das atmende Klarsein
... Sofferte onde serene...
Ricorda cosa ti hanno fatto in Auschwitz

Luisa Castellani, Mauro Castellano, Roberto Fabbriciani, Alvise Vidolin

In London, Sonora organized a series of meetings and events to honor Luigi Nono, compositor and protagonist of the musical revival of our century, whose decennary of death has been recently celebrated.
In the London concert all Luigi Nono's expressions of musical technical-instrumental and content breaking off with the past will be proposed. This works belong to the musical writing of the sixties marked by civil and political engagement through the use of the electronic instruments of the Phonology Studio of RAI (Milan): "La fabbrica illuminata" (1964) and "Ricorda cosa ti hanno fatto in Auschwitz" (1966).
The turning-point of "Sofferte onde serene" (1974-76), for piano and magnetic recording tape, opens the way to new musical roads: Luigi Nono sets a sound in equilibrium on the perception threshold of a music which is born in silence, through a different relationship with Holderin text and with the collaboration of Massimo Cacciari, against the progressive content expulsion exercised by the mass communication. In 1981 he composed "Das Atmende Klarsein", for bass flute, little chorus and live electronics, written with Roberto Fabbriciani.

from April 19, 2001

"Luigi Nono 1924-1990. Maestro di suoni e silenzi"


ExhibitionExhibitionTavola rotondaLuigi Nono - photo by Karin Rocholl'Prometeo' by L. Nono