SIXTH EDITION

Sound of Wander: geografie dell’ascolto is an invitation to get lost in the languages ​​of chamber music of today. The project, created by Associazione musicAdesso and curated by mdi ensemble, is divided into three intercommunicating experiences: concerts, dialogues to guide the audience through the world of composers and a composition masterclass, entrusted this year to Francesca Verunelli.
In 2022 we celebrate the twentieth year of mdi ensemble activity together with some composers who followed us from the beginning: Mauro Lanza, Marco Momi, Simone Movio; Franck Bedrossian and Marco Stroppa, the next teachers of the New Music Week, our educational project; Mikel Urquiza, one of the best young European composers (we proposed for the first time in Italy in 2018); Mattia Clera and Carlo Elia Praderio, young composers we met a few years ago during our collaborations with the Conservatory of Milano.
Two paths intertwine in the programs of the exhibition: the results of post-spectral research, recalled by the presence of Gérard Grisey, and the history of algorithmic composition, starting with James Tenney and up to the new territories of computer-assisted composition.
Sound of Wander is a reflection on the present of chamber music, a “genre” that by definition questions spaces and listening relationships and intersects the aesthetic sensibilities of contemporaneity, opening up to interaction with new technologies, expressive methods and musical instruments .
Among the latter, the smart string quartet, a perfect multi-instrument that amplifies the string quartet through the resonances of a piano’s tailpiece, and the rain machine, an automaton capable of timing the fall of single drops of water on a set. of amplified objects, transporting us in a real mechanized deluge.

CONCERTS     MASTERCLASS     DIALOGUES

Saturday 5 November 2022 – h21:00
Teatro Arsenale – via Cesare Correnti 11, Milano
MEET SPARKS
Grisey, Bedrossian, Stroppa

Sunday 6 November – h16:30
Teatro Arsenale – via Cesare Correnti 11, Milano
HOMMAGE À GY.K.
meeting with Marco Stroppa

Sunday 6 November 2022 – h18:00
Teatro Arsenale – via Cesare Correnti 11, Milano
MEET SPARKS
Grisey, Bedrossian, Stroppa

From Sunday 20 to Thursday 24 November 2022
Contemporary Music Hub, Fabbrica del Vapore – via Giulio Cesare Procaccini 4, Milano
COMPOSITION MASTERCLASS
with FRANCESCA VERUNELLI

Wednesday 23 November 2022 – h19:30
Teatro Arsenale – via Cesare Correnti 11, Milano
ULTIMI FIORI
meeting with Francesca Verunelli

Wednesday 23 November 2022 – h21:00
Teatro Arsenale – via Cesare Correnti 11, Milano
WHAT IS MY LIGHT
Tenney, Verunelli

Thursday 24 November 2022 – h21:00
Teatro Arsenale – via Cesare Correnti 11, Milano
WHAT IS MY LIGHT
Tenney, Verunelli

Saturday 3 December – h19:30
Teatro Arsenale – via Cesare Correnti 11, Milano
INCANTO XXII
meeting with Simone Movio

Saturday 3 December – h21:00
Teatro Arsenale – via Cesare Correnti 11, Milano
GEMS
Movio, Urquiza, Momi

Sunday 4 December – h16:30
Teatro Arsenale – via Cesare Correnti 11, Milano
UNRISEN
meeting with Marco Momi

Sunday 4 December – h18:00
Teatro Arsenale – via Cesare Correnti 11, Milano
GEMS
Movio, Urquiza, Momi

Wednesday 14 December – h19:30
Contemporary Music Hub, Fabbrica del Vapore – via Giulio Cesare Procaccini 4, Milano
LE NUBI NON SCOPPIANO PER IL PESO
meeting with Mauro Lanza

Saturday 17 December – h18:30
Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli – viale Pasubio 5, Milano
METAL DROPS
Clera, Praderio, Lanza

Saturday 17 December – h21:00
Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli – viale Pasubio 5, Milano
METAL DROPS
Clera, Praderio, Lanza

Concerts

Entry • € 10
University students, partners of Associazione musicAdesso • € 5
Under 18 • free
Carnet 4 concerts • € 30

Dialogues

Entry • € 2
Under 18 • free
Carnet 5 dialogs • € 5

Masterclass for auditors

Single day • € 15
Full masterclass • € 50

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PAST EDITIONS

#1: Newborn unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for (17/11/2021)

Giovanni Verrando
First born unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for
Second born unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for
Third born unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for
Fourth born unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for
Fifth born unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for
Sixth born unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for
Seventh born unicorn, remind me what we’re fighting for
  (world premiere)

#2: wanderrooms (27/11/2021)

Lorenzo Romano   Yet to be born
Georg Friedrich Haas   Quartetto per archi n.9

#3: after/hyper-image con prologo (in ricordo di Sylvano) (3/12/2021)

Sylvano Bussotti   Arlequin poupì
Sylvano Bussotti   Trio milano (Assente il pianoforte)
Silvia Borzelli   after-image
  (Italian premiere)
Silvia Borzelli   hyper-image  
(world premiere)

#4: Infinito nero (20/21/2021)

Salvatore Sciarrino   Infinito nero

#1: Re-Cycle (16/11/2019)

Sara Caneva   Night is night, no matter how long (mdi ensemble commission. World premiere)
Francesco Filidei   L’Opera (forse)

#2: ICO/NI/CA (23/11/2019)

Marco Momi   Iconica (Italian premiere of the complete cycle)
Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa   Responsoria pro hebdomada sancta (selection)

#3: Live! Call for scores – Quarta edizione (29/11/2019)

Mattevi, Scholl, Batia, Lauvray, Querfurth, Kaleli

#4: Incanti (15/12/2019)

Niccolò Castiglioni   Quattro liriche di Garcia Lorca / Granulation / 5 liriche su poesie infantili (world premiere of the published score)
Simone Movio   Libro di terra e d’incanti – su poesie di Andrea Bajani (mdi ensemble commission. Italian premiere)

#1: Mauro Lanza e Andrea Valle: Systema Naturae (11/10/2018)

Mauro Lanza / Andrea Valle   Systema Naturae (Italian premiere of the complete cycle)
In collaboration with RepertorioZero

#2: Live! Call for scores – Terza edizione (15/10/2018)

Maxbauer, Urquiza, Kuwabara, Angelakis, Radivojevic
(all the pieces Italian premiere)

#3: Estasi d’amore: canti di Olivier Messiaen (15/10/2018)

Olivier Messiaen   Harawi. Canti d’amore e morte

#4: Intrecci e radici: con Clara Iannotta e Giorgio Netti (15/12/2019)

Clara Iannotta   Limun / Dead wasps in a jam jar (iii) (Italian premiere)
Giorgio Netti   Tête / Inoltre

#1: Brice Pauset e Francesca Verunelli (29/09/2017)

Brice Pauset   Le voix humanes / Theorie der Tränen: Schlamm (Italian premiere)
Francesca Verunelli   Cinemaolio (Italian premiere)

#2: Enno Poppe e i vincitori del Premio del Conservatorio 2016 (06/10/2017)

Enno Poppe   Fingernagel / Schweiß / Salz
Winners of Premio del Conservaotorio 2016 (Corti, Marino, Saleri)

#3: Altre voci: mdi ensemble, Tempo Reale e Monica Benvenuti (10/12/2017)

Laitemperger, Berio, Perocco, Casale, Momi
In collaboration with MMT creative lab

#4: Live! Call for scores – Seconda edizione (20/12/2017)

Santini, Panariello, Lin, Radivojevic, Asuroglu, Languillat

#5: Simon Steen-Andersen a Milano (21/12/2017)
Simon Steen-Andersen, Francesco Filidei, Mauro Lanza

#1: Fra segno e suono (29/09/2017)

Evangelisti, Bussotti, Sciarrino, Lachenmann, Troiani

#2: Cammini. Pensando un altro suono (14/11/2016)

Dufourt, Grisey, Radulescu, Bedrossian

#3: Maps of non-existent cities. St. Petersburg (17/12/2016)

Dmitri Kourliandski   Maps of non-existent cities. St. Petersburg

#4: Live! Call for scores – Prima edizione (20/12/2016)

Bailly, Caneva, Gieshoff, Paúl, Restagno, Kourliandski