contemporary dance and music event
May 3, 2014 - h 20.00
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, AMSTERDAM
classical accordion concert
by The Musicians of the Italian Accordion Academy
May 4, 2014 - h 20:30
contemporary dance/music performance
by Kathleen Delaney Dance Co., Coro Polifonico Durantino, Claudio Jacomucci and Daniele Roccato
Kathleen Delaney, dancer and choreographer
Roberto Lori, dancer
Daniele Roccato, doublebass
Claudio Jacomucci, accordion
Coro Polifonico Durantino
Simone Spinaci, conductor and solo vocalist
The Musicians of the Italian Accordion Academy.
May 3, 2014 - 20h
Works by Bach, Ligeti, Ginastera, Pärt, Chopin, Komitas, Jacomucci, Tiensuu, Kusyakov, Beltrami, Takahashi, Ganzer, Bizet, Krzanowski
performed by Vincenzo De Nitto, Andrzej Grzybowski,
Fabio Palma, Marco Pasculli, Ezio Testa, Przemek Wojciechowski
May 4, 2014 - 20:30h
Suite vénitienne/Follow me (2014)
for two dancers, doublebass and accordion
Concept and choreography by Kathleen Delaney
Music by Claudio Jacomucci and Daniele Roccato
for choir, solo voice and accordion ensemble
Music by Claudio Jacomucci
Coro Polifonico Durantino, The Musicians of the Italian Accordion Academy
Olson III (1967)
version for accordion ensembles, choir and two dancers
Music by Terry Riley
performed by Coro Polifonico Durantino, The Musicians of the Italian Accordion Academy, Kathleen Delaney Dance Co.
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura will host a concert by the Musicians of the Italian Accordion Academy (Vincenzo De Nitto, Fabio Palma, Andrzej Grzybowski, Przemek Wojchiechowski, Marco Pasculli, Ezio Testa) who will present a musical program with original and transcribed works for the classical accordion , an instrument gaining more and more relevance in contemporary classical music. Compositions by Ligeti, Bizet, Kusyakov, Tiensuu, Krzanowski, Jacomucci, Beltrami, Takahashi, Ganzer, Pärt, Bach, Ginastera and Komitas.
At the Bimhuis, on the 4th of may, Suite Vénitienne / Follow me, a new creation by the choreographer Kathleen Delaney inspired by the intriguing multimedia text of the photographer Sophie Calle, who followed strangers to photograph them, and that in this peculiar text documents a trip in the labyrinthine city of Venice, made in incognito to follow a man met briefly in Paris. Performed by Kathleen Delaney herself, and by Roberto Lori, the work is enhanced by the presence of Claudio Jacomucci and Daniele Roccato, respectively accordionist and double bass player who are
considered to be among the most interesting musicians in the contemporary music scene.
Also, at the Bimhuis, two compositions for choir and accordions: Arcana, a piece for choir and ensemble of accordion, commissioned to Claudio Jacomucci in 2013, which explores vocal and instrumental musical traditions of some distant cultures (Inuit, Kecac, carnatic music and shakuhachi), and Olson III (1967), which can be considered one of the most powerful compositions by minimalist composer Terry Riley. Based on the repetition of short fragments of text , the piece is inspired by Zen philosophy, the Indian Raga , and the Balinese Gamelan. Olson III is played by the Coro Polifonico Durantino, Italian Accordion Academy and dancers Kathleen Delaney and Roberto Lori.