Milano Music Festival 2018 will start with two different inaugurations distant from each other both from a space and spirit point of view.
There will be a festival “preview” consisting in multiple “on the road” events dislocated on the suburbs Milan’s streets, and the first symphonic concert in Teatro La Scala.
Same dates (Saturday 20 and Sunday, October 21st the Preview, October 21 la Scala), but opposed appointments in their service to the public.
Six containers placed in different areas of the city, will officially start the Milano Musica festival 2018 season.
Each of these containers will be transformed into “musical boxes” open to the public and they will host free “micro-concerts” 15 minutes long.
Inspired by Kurtág’s Játékok, “Games, játékok, giochi!” with his titlle , “Secret Public” – Musical boxes in urban spaces – is the official “Anteprima” of the festival and it deals with the artistic perspectives of our time through musical forms reflecting the new contemporary and urban musical life.
Following the line already developed by Milano Musica in recent years, ZAUM_percussion (artists in residence 2018-2020), led by Simone Beneventi, invites numerous percussionists and young performers that will make the audience part of this musical event.
Six “ContainerLab” containers, engaged in the promotion of contemporary music and art, will be distributed in six chosen points of the city, far from the classic concert halls.
These micro concert halls (36 square meters wide each) will be a really interesting place for all the curious music lovers.
This will be a moment of listening sharing in close contact with the performers, their gestures, their breath.
The 24 artists involved operates in different fields of art but they share the spirit of researching and creating, which makes them among the most interesting acoustic and electro-acoustic performers active in the multiform world of today’s percussion.
In Secret Public the musicians , performing several times over the two days in solo and small chamber sets, aim at seeking a dynamic of contact and privileged exchange with the public, through original proposals and new projects designed for this specific situation.
The concerts will present the extraordinary possibilities of percussion instruments, such as written and improvised music, musical theater, music without instruments, vegetable instruments, body music, jazz and world music, soundscape music, new technologies and performances with lo-fi objects , live processing and no input mixing, chamber music between different performers and moments of exchange with the public.
The program will see also different premiers and italian premiers with works written for percussion by Javier Alvarez, Luis Andriessen, Georges Aperghis, Mark Appelbaum, Matthieu Benigno, Pierluigi Billone, Wojteck Blecharz, Xavier Bonfill, Dario Buccino, Ernie Burnett, Matthew Burtner, John Cage, Mads Emil Dreyer, Cathy van Eck, Andreas Eduardo Frank, Mario Garuti, Vinko Globokar, Walter Gross, Pierre Jodlowski, Mark Ishii, Alvin Lucier, Philippe Manoury, Abel Paul, Bud Powell, Stefan Prins, Fredric Rzewsky , Manning Sherwin, Matthew Shlomowitz, Steven Snowden, Emiliano Turazzi, Francesco Venturi, Maximilian Viel, Harry Warren, Julia Wolfe.