INTRODUCING CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

TO NEW AUDIENCES

 

The Modern Music Days concert series of 20th-century and contemporary music motivates existing audiences and draws in new ones through adventurous programming, interdisciplinary action and outreach projects. This is organised by Teatru Manoel in collaboration with the Malta Association for Contemporary Music as part of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme in the run-up to the European Capital of Culture year

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DISTANT ECHOES OF INDUSTRIAL NOISE

 

The first piece of western classical music to be scored for an ensemble comprised solely of percussion instruments. Frank Zappa is not your most likely fan of French composer Edgard Varèse. And yet, the American rock guitarist and composer was obsessed with this composer’s music and who has in turn influenced his own compositions...

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ILLUSION AND REALITY

 

The Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Métropole, the oldest working theatre in France, and Teatru Manoel, one of the oldest working theatres in Europe, are joining forces for the production of the ballet Spirall whose music has been written by Maltese composer Ruben Zahra. Encore talks to choreographer GLEB LYAMENKOFF about the process behind this original work...

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AVANT-GARDE EXPRESSION IN A BAROQUE SETTING

 

Valletta: a Baroque masterpiece; the fortress city; UNESCO World Heritage site; city of the knights. Valletta has many titles, all recalling its rich historical past which lures you into sepia-tinted postcard experience. Yet Modern Music Days is an avant-garde concert series which is about to splash vibrant colours over the historical snapshot...

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