h.19 Lesson: Acousmatic Music (free admission) – in collaboration with Conservatory of Music of Milan
h.21 Auditorium San Fedele
Sound engineer: Filippo Berbenni
In collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Milano
The second appointment sees the exceptional and rare solo performance of keyboardist and composer Richard Barbieri, former founder of Japan with David Sylvian, and keyboardist of Porcupine Tree. Barbieri will present in Milan a new set of electronic music, with synthesizers and analog instruments, conceived for the Acousmonium Sator of the San Fedele Auditorium. At the opening, the Polish sound artist Robert Piotrowicz: active on the electroacoustic improvisation scene for fifteen years, he is co-founder with Anna Zaradny of the label and the annual Musica Genera festival.
The event is preceded by the first appointment in a calendar of eleven free admission lessons on the history of electronic music created in collaboration with the Conservatory and the University of Milan. We begin with Giovanni Cospito who will introduce us to the secrets of acousmatic research.
The research of Richard Barbieri, who is an authentic monument of the contemporary music scene. is centered on the relationship between the expressive potential of tonal harmony and the “impacting” force of synthetic sound, has been grafted on to a multitude of different experiences: from post-modern and revolutionary glam-rock by Japan in the seventies ( with David Sylvian, Steve Jansen Official and Mick Karn) to the mix of restored prog-rock, post-metal and psychedelia by Porcupine Tree and the leader Steven Wilson, passing through the experiments between IDM, ambient music and electro-acoustic landscape of his recent solo works.
At the opening, the Polish sound artist Robert Piotrowicz: active on the electroacoustic improvisation scene for fifteen years, he is co-founder with Anna Zaradny of the label and the annual Musica Genera festival. His live practice focuses on the use of the guitar and modular synthesizers.