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A series of two concerts and one performance-lecture featuring one of the most prominent Italian avant-garde composers of the 20th century

Electronic Music Foundation is bringing to New York some of the close partners, collaborators, and performers of Italian composer Luigo Nono for a three-day celebration of his music and ideas. Nono is known for his stunningly beautiful sounds and innovative use of space, but also for his political message of justice and humanity. Through the 1950s and 60s, he equated musical revolution with social revolution, and his signature pieces are often characterized by political activism. In the 1970s, his thoughts were more on relating the performed sounds of acoustic instruments with electronic transformations, time displacements and synthesized sounds.


* SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2 p.m.

Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street
Admission: $10 Suggested contribution at the door

Performance and lecture on Luigi Nono and political activism
Stefan Litwin, pianist/lecturer

* MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 8 p.m.

Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th Street, NYC
Admission free but reservations are strongly advised. Email:

Alvise Vidolin, artistic director; Thomas Beyer, technical director

La Fabbrica Illuminata (The Illuminated Factory, 1964)
For voice and recorded sounds – Stacey Mastrian, voice

Ricorda cosa ti hanno fatto in Auschwitz
(Remember what they did to you in Auschwitz, 1965)
For fixed media

… sofferte onde serene … (… suffering quiet waves … ,1977)
For piano and recorded piano sounds – Stefan Litwin, piano

Con Luigi Dallapiccola (With Luigi Dallapiccola, 1979)
For six percussionists and live electronics
NYU Percussion Ensemble; David Fein conducting; Jonathan Haas director; Alvise Vidolin, electronics

* TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 8 p.m.
Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South
Admission: $10 Suggested contribution at the door

La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura — Madrigal per più “caminantes” con Gidon Kremer
(The distance nostalgic utopian future — Madrigal for other “walkers” with Gidon Kremer, 1988)
For walking violinist and eight places of sound – Conrad Harris, violin
Alvise Vidolin, artistic director and electronics performance; Thomas Beyer, technical director; Daniel Neumann, audio engineer

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Nono Muchmore Warp(ed) Festival
Saturday 17 September 2011
James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, Broadway at 121st Street, Manhattan
Presenting music by Luigi Nono, Pat Muchmore and Richard Warp
Several world premieres

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