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An Evening of Futuristic Musical Poetry with Luciano Chessa
April 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Humanities 2, Room 259 | Free
An evening with Italian composer, performer, and musicologist Luciano Chessa. Chessa will perform Piedigrotta (a Futurist musical poem). Chessa is the author of Luigi Russolo, Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts, and the Occult (UC, 2012), the first English-language monograph dedicated to Russolo and the art of Noise. He has been performing futurist sound poetry for well over 10 years. He has been active in Europe, the U.S., Australia, and South America as a practitioner of world avantgarde music; his scholarly areas include both 20th-century and late-14th-century music. Compositions include a piano and percussion duet after Pier Paolo Pasoliniʼs “Petrolio.”
Reception to follow.