Alfabeto Grossi

Mercoledì 18 ottobre ore 15.30

Wednesday, 18 October at 3:30 p.m.


Presentation by Valentina Gensini and Tommaso Sacchi

Rimembranze,with Daniele Lombardi and Leonello Tarabella

Battimenti a tre frequenze, with Giovanni Mori, Laura Zattra and Marco Stroppa

Suono segno gesto visione. Round table with Hans Ulrich Werner, Mechi Cena, Valentina Gensini. Albert Mayr, moderator.


1917 – 2017 Pietro Grossi. L’istante zero is a special project promoted by the City of Florence to celebrate the centennial of the birth of the great composer (Venice 1917 – Florence 2002), founder of S 2F M (Studio di Fonologia Musicale di Firenze) in 1963 and an Italian pioneer in electronic music and, later, in computer music.

An untiring experimenter, an impassioned lecturer, the polyhedral Pietro Grossi was a key figure in the Italian cultural debate in the second half of the 20th century.

The programme, under the auspices of front-line city and regional entities and institutions, includes concerts, exhibits, round tables, critical papers, projections, listening sessions and meetings with the public – all with the intent of analysing Grossi’s cultural heritage in relation to contemporary manifestations and to recent musical production.

The calendar lists a series of free-admission events scheduled from 17 through 21 October 2017; the project is curated by the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory of Florence, the Centro Pecci/Fondazione per le Arti Contemporanee in Toscana of Prato, the Museo Novecento and the Tempo Reale Centrefor Music Production, Research and Education, and is coordinated by the City of Florence and MUS.E. in collaboration with the Associazione Pietro Grossi.

Within the project palimpsest, the Museo Novecento will be hosting Alfabeto Grossi, an innovative enquiry into the work of Pietro Grossi from the viewpoint of opening it to contemporary production, enriched by information and analytic contributions provided by international authorities in the field.

Artists, musicians, composers, sector experts and scholars of music will be presenting new insights, punctuated by projections and listening sessions, and will participate in a round table discussion.

Free admission on a first come, first served basis. Admission to the museum is not included.