19 Sep 2017

Contrasts. The sounds of the 1900s – III edition

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19September 2017



Museo Novecento

Free admission subject to availability

Concert curated by mdi ensemble
Introduction by Stefano Gervasoni


Helmut Lachenmann, String Trio
Stefano Gervasoni, Aster lieder, for soprano and string trio
Anton Webern, Trio for strings op.20
Helmut Lachenmann, TemA, for voice, flute and cello

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Sonia Formenti, flute
Lorenzo Gentili-Tedeschi, violin
Paolo Fumagalli, viola
Giorgio Casati, cello
Angèle Chemin, soprano

Lachenmann, Webern and Gervasoni in a program that sees the voice of Angèle Chemin as protagonist, and a very strong generational link between the authors proposed. The String Trio is one of Helmut Lachenmann’s earliest chamber works, and is still full of references to serial music, of which Webern’s trio is a brilliant representation. Stefano Gervasoni, despite never having studied with Lachenmann, identifies in the German composer one of the great pioneers of contemporary music, capable of forcing the encrustations of musical history, without abandoning its roots.

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It was formed in Milan in 2002 and since then he has been a regular guest of the most important musical institutions, including Milano Musica, where it is artist-inresidence until 2017, Società del Quartetto di Milano, MiTo Festival, Venice Biennale, Bologna Festival, Trajectories of Parma, Ravenna Festival. It has concerts in Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Germany, Japan and the United States to his credit. Since 2016 mdi ensemble, recent winner of the Una vita nella Musica prize awarded to him by the Teatro La Fenice, has curated the Sound of Wander review in Milan, a series of concerts and masterclasses whose contents are also partly proposed in Florence, with the specific intent of creating an artistic and musical journey that unites the two cities. This edition of Contrasti is also curated with Davide Santi, a Milanese violinist who has already curated several exhibitions and concerts in Lombardy, including the Milanese season Palazzo Marino in Musica.

Angèle Chemin

She grew up in Paris in a family of artists, perfected herself as a contemporary soprano at the Abbaye de Royaumont between 2012 and 2013, and since then she has started a fruitful collaboration with several French ensembles and beyond. A member of the Maja ensemble in residence at the Singer – Polignac foundation since 2016, Angèle has premiered several works and will soon play the leading role in three new operas in the theaters of Paris, Reims and Limoges. With mdi ensemble he will sing in 2017 in Milan for Sound of Wander and for the Milano Musica festival.

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