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The music project

The attention that the Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte dedicates to training and promotion of young musicians focalizes on the one hand on commissions of new works which enter the reportoire of the ensembles which interpret them, and on the other hand on the creation of a workshop which involves authors as well as performers.
To pick out young talents we rely on the suggestions of an internationally-known composer, who indicates the more interesting and promising personalities. Then a chamber setting is chosen, which should have a reference to a corresponding work in the classic repertoire. Once that the needed chamber ensemble is found and that the commissioned works are finished, the tutor, the young composers and the performers reunite in Banna for the week-long workshop.
In this way authors and performers are put together and have the chance of confront themselves on a musical text, analysing and discussing it with a view to the first performance which takes place in the Fondazione’s concert hall; the final phase of the creative process melts itself with the perfoming moment, involving all the musicisans.

Music project 2014

Helmut Lachenmann

Helmut Lachenmann

For me, composing means searching, discovering and showing a rich and peaceful world to our senses, to our ears, which are not so far from our brain, and which may also take part, perhaps by sending a message to our heart. Having discovered such a world and prised it open from within ourselves, we are happy because we feel enriched. And I believe this is the only way of thinking that allows us to carry on. (Helmut Lachenmann)

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Music project 2013

Salvatore Sciarrino

Salvatore Sciarrino

Whereas others generally compose as a sum of things, of convergences, and the composition is the final consequence of a whole series of actions and hence a more determinist approach, I on the other hand start from the final idea, from a sound image which I then endeavour to bring into being. It’s a way of composing which I find more image-based, more responsible.
When the composer teaches, he must place himself at the service...

Music project 2012

Hugues Dufourt

Hugues Dufourt

The Aesthetics of Ardour and Courage The music of my young contemporaries reminds me of the re-emergence of infernal elements from the underworld. Their ‘gestures’ evocate those of the Chants de Maldoror by virtue of their aggressive vitality and the ferment of conquest which, rising from the depths, emerge with disarming effervescence. Thunder and lightning, lashing seas, stormy skies, harsh and sarcastic sonorities:...

Music project 2011

Ivan Fedele

Ivan Fedele

For the fifth edition of its Progetto Musica, Fondazione Banna relies on the collaboration of an exceptional tutor, Ivan Fedele, who presents his new work Morolòja kài Erotikà for soprano voice and string quartet, commissioned by Accademia Filarmonica Romana and premiered in Teatro Argentina in Rome on 5th May. Also the two young composers, Raffaele Grimaldi (Anti-Diotima) and Eric Maestri (Celestografia) write for...

Music project 2010

Toshio Hosokawa

Toshio Hosokawa

Maestro Toshio Hosokawa, the prestigious Japanese composer, has been invited to programme and coordinate the fourth edition of the music workshop. Following projects objectives, he called Paola Livorsi and Federico Gardella to work on compositions for violin, piano, cello and clarinet. At the Foundation, the two composers will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with the musicians of the Trio di Parma (Alberto Miodini piano, Ivan Rabaglia...

Music project 2009

Luca Francesconi

Luca Francesconi

Maestro Luca Francesconi, the prestigious Italian composer, has been invited to programme and coordinate the third edition of the music workshop. Following projects objectives, he called Christian Cassinelli and Pasquale Corrado to work on compositions for wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon). At the Foundation, the two composers will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with the musicians of the Quintetto Bibiena (Giampaolo...

Music project 2008

Luis de Pablo

Luis de Pablo

Maestro Luis de Pablo, the prestigious Spanish composer, has been invited to programme and coordinate the second edition of the music workshop. Following project’s objectives, he called Matteo Franceschini from Italy and Manuel Añón Escribá from Spain to work on compositions for piano, violin and cello, after the string quartet works from the past edition. At the Foundation, the two composers will have the opportunity to work in collaboration...

Music project 2007

Fabio Vacchi

Fabio Vacchi

The prestigious music Maestro Fabio Vacchi has been invited to programme and coordinate the first edition of the music workshop. In line with the projects objectives, he identified two young authors, Silivia Colasanti and Luca Marcossi, from whom the Foundation commissioned a work for string quartet. A string quartet has been selected as the initial chamber ensemble to launch the project, and represents a fundamental structure, a symbol of instrumental...