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Sentieri selvaggi
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Sentieri selvaggi - Biography


Instrument: Ensemble

Paola Fré flute
Mirco Ghirardini  clarinet  
Andrea Rebaudengo piano
Andrea Dulbecco vibraphone and percussion
Piercarlo Sacco violin
Aya Shimura cello
Carlo Boccadoro conduction

Sentieri selvaggi is an ensemble comprising some of the best Italian musicians who have come together with the aim to bring contemporary music closer to a wide audience. Founded in 1997 by Carlo Boccadoro, Filippo Del Corno and Angelo Miotto, over the years Sentieri selvaggi:
- has established a close collaboration with composers such as Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, David Lang, James MacMillan, Lorenzo Ferrero, Ivan Fedele and Louis Andriessen
- has been regular guest at the most prestigious Italian musical seasons (Teatro alla Scala, Biennale di Venezia, MITO Settembre Musica), at Italy’s main cultural events (FestivaLetteratura/Mantova, Festival della Scienza/Genova) and at important international festivals (Bang On A Can Marathon/New York, SKIF Festival/Saint Petersburg)
- has organized a festival in Milan which since 2005 has become a contemporary music season with a programme of concerts, public talks, masterclasses. Every programme focuses on a specific theme: in 2010 the title of the season is Nuovo Mondo (New World)
- has produced publications and recordings: the CDs La Formula del fiore, Bad blood, Child, Acts of beauty, Hotel occidental and the books/CDs Musica Cœlestis. In 2006 the ensemble recorded the anthology AC/DC for the American label Cantaloupe Music. In 2008 the recording of Il cantante al microfono with soloist Eugenio Finardi won the 2008 Targa Tenco.
- has staged chamber operas, which have met with wide success of audiences and critics (productions include: Io Hitler by Filippo Del Corno, The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Michael Nyman, The Sound of a Voice by Philip Glass).

Updated to 2010