Have you ever taken apart a cello to listen to its effect? Or listened to a concert completely in the dark? Have you ever entered a 16th century Florentine theater? Or in a room where sound reaches you from every possible direction? These are just a tasting of fifth edition of Sound of Wander: five events to discover new music, from 17 November to 21 December 2021 in Milano.
mdi ensemble offers you an unusual point of view on today’s music and invitie you rediscovering the movements of sound in the space through surprising ways of listening. Starting from the last decades of the twentieth century, thoughts on the spatiality of sound have revolutionized experimental music, bringing it closer to other genres of the music industry – also using new technologies – and helping to redefine the sensitivity of any listener.
Sound of Wander will give you the opportunity to listen to music never heard before, such as Seventh Born Unicorn for clarinets and electronics by Giovanni Verrando or hyper-image for piano and five instruments by Silvia Borzelli. We will then explore new ripples on bodies and in sounds with Yet To Be Born, a dance and electronic performance by Lorenzo Romano. We will go deep into the darkness of Georg Friedrich Haas‘ Quartet n.9, or in the glow of the candles of 16th-century Florence, with Salvatore Sciarrino‘s Infinito nero.
All the concerts will be joined to moments of dialogue, talking with the artists and musicologists to better understand what we are about to hear.
During Salvatore Sciarrino’s masterclass for young composers we will also be able to reflect together on the meanings of contemporary composition.
So get lost with us in this musical archipelago and unexplored lands of Sound of Wander.
This year the Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino will be in charge of the annual international composition masterclass organized alongside Sound of Wander 2021, the concert series run in Milan by mdi ensemble.
The masterclass will include two individual lessons for each participant composer and a public lecture by Salvatore Sciarrino and will be opened to students, instrumentalists, composers and musicologists of every age and nationality.
The calendar of the masterclass will feature the participation of mdi ensemble who will run for each active participant a reading session, in order to allow the composers to work on details of their selected scores.
This year’s edition will end with the performance of Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Infinito Nero” featuring mdi ensemble and Livia Rado.
Deadline 25 November 2021