Literary concert from Italo Calvino’s Six Memos for the Next Millennium.
Enrico Bronzi’s cello and Paolo Di Paolo’s lyrics reconstruct the portrait of humanity for the new century sketched by Italo Calvino in 1985. In fact, for a long time his Six Memos for the Next Millennium were thought to be about literature, but instead they were about us. Light, fast, sometimes exact (but so sloppy), exaggeratedly visible and multiple, hardly coherent: these are the distinctive features of our staff, of human beings floating, like sounds and notes, at the beginning of the millennium.
Lightness: Salvatore Sciarrino, Ai limiti della notte
Visibility: John Dowland, Lachrimae Pavane
Speed: Luigi Dallapiccola, Intermezzo da Ciaccona, Intermezzo and Adagio
Accuracy: György Ligeti, Loop from Sonata for viola
Multiplicity: Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude from Suite No. 5
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