La Biennale di Venezia

Reading time: 2 min. Luciano Berio

The title of this year’s International Festival of Contemporary Music in Venice is altra voce, altro spazio (another voice, another space). The festival in figures: 10 days, 33 concerts, 81 composers, and 30 world premières. Homage will be paid to Luciano Berio, who passed away ten years ago, with six performances of his works. Two of these concerts will be broadcast live by the Italian radio station Rai Radio 3.

Find a full performance calendar of UE works at the Biennale below.

Luciano Berio: Epiphanies
for female voice and orchestra | 30'
4 3 4 3 - 4 4 4 1 - perc(6), hp(2), cel, vln.A(8), vln.B(8), vln.C(8), vla(8), vc(8), cb(6)
Luciano Berio: Rendering
for orchestra | 35'
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 3 0 - timp, cel, str(14 14 12 10 8 or 8 8 6 6 4)
05.10.2013, Teatro alle Tese; Valentina Coladonato, s; Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, cond. Roberto Abbado; Coro di voci bianche del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, cond. Alhambra Superchi
Live broadcast on Rai Radio 3 | Listen live

Georg Friedrich Haas: String Quartet No. 2
for string quartet | 18'
07.10.2013, Sala delle Colonne at Ca’ Giustinian; Kairos Quartett

Luciano Berio: Sequenza VI
for viola | 8'
08.10.2013, Sala delle Colonne at Ca’ Giustinian; Christophe Desjardins, vla[nbsp][nbsp][nbsp]

Luciano Berio: Altra voce
for alto flute, mezzo-soprano and live electronics | 15'
Monica Bacelli, s; Michele Marasco, fl; Tempo Reale, live electronics
Luciano Berio: Ofanìm
for 2 children's choir, 2 instrumental groups, female voice and live electronics | 30'
6 0 4 0 - 2 4 2 0 - perc(2), midi-keyb
11.10.2013, Teatro alle Tese; Esti Kenan Ofri, fem.v; Tempo Reale, live electronics; Orchestra della Toscana, cond. Danilo Grassi; Coro della Maîtrise de Radio France, cond. Sofi Jeannin
Live broadcast on Rai Radio 3 | Listen live

Luciano Berio: Sequenza VIII
for violin | 15'
Pierre Boulez: Anthèmes 2
for violin and live electronics | 24'
13.10.2013, Sala dei Concerti at Conservatoire B. Marcello; Francesco D’Orazio, vln; Augustin Muller, Serge Lemouton (live electronics)

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