IONISATION – DISTANT ECHOES OF INDUSTRIAL NOISE
(ITALY - MALTA)

PROGRAMME:

 

VARÈSE EDGAR (1883 – 1965) - IONISATION (1929-31)

for 13 percussionists

 

CAGE JOHN (1912 – 1992) - CREDO IN US (1942)

for piano, percussion and sampler

 

STOCKHAUSEN KARLHEINZ (1928 – 2007) -
TIERKREIS (1974 – 1975)

for piano, percussion and electronic keyboards

 

ARGENZIANO ED (1958) - STINKIN’ GARBAGE (1995)

for metal garbage cans

 

ZAPPA FRANK (1940 – 1993)

THE BLACK PAGE (1976) / ECHIDNA'S ART (OF YOU) (1974)

for piano, percussion and electronic keyboards

 

Ionisation (1929-1931) for 13 percussionists, by Edgard Varèse, is among the first concert hall compositions for percussion ensemble alone. The programme includes other important 20th century works by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Frank Zappa. This concert features the Ars Ludi ensemble from Italy alongside local other percussionists. Produced by the Malta Association for Contemporary Music in collaboration with Teatru Manoel as part of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme in the run up to the European Capital of Culture year.

 

Ars Ludi Percussion Ensemble

Rodolfo Rossi, Gian Luca Ruggeri, Antonio Caggiano

 

Musicians from Malta

Daniel Cauchi, Luke Baldacchino, William Smith, Robert Spiteri, Kristian Schembri, Clayton Gomez Blanco, Tricia Dawn Williams

 

Musicians from Italy

Gianluca Manfredonia, Matteo Rossi, Giulio Cintoni

Tue 27th October 2015, 8PM

Teatru Manoel, Valletta

 

 

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