From July 8th until August 31st 2016, the Chigiana International Festival of Contemporary Music, in collaboration with Innerroom is hosting a temporary web-radio with a focus on radio-art.
On July 14th – 21st – 28th and August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th starting at 0:00 until 12 p.m. there will be a 24 hours retrospective of radio works by Stefano Giannotti produced between 1989 and 2015.
Second in the 2016 batch of Horspil editions, produced in the WORM Klangendum studio. On the A-side ‘Capriccio’ (21:24 min) by Ergo Phizmiz, something he calls a ‘science-fiction-fantasia (isn’t that double fantasy?) on the perils of modern building schemes and the highs and lows of residential and commercial accommodation.’ Quite a lot of narration here, with the music as a secondary element, to my ears that is.
On the B-side a wonderful radio play by Stefano Gianotti, someone I came to know as an artist with a refined ear for subtle and small sounds, for the human voice, and toy instruments. AND a healthy dose of humour! ‘Impure Waves’ (32:29 min) is his contribution to this series, a wondrous and involving trip through music and speech, Steve Reichian voice-dubs, with no time for the listener to lose interest.
March 4th, 2016
Scuola di Musica Sinfonia, Lucca, at 9 pm.
For the season I VENERDI’ DI SINFONIA, Lecture-concert on 50 years of experimental music in Italy, curated by Antonello Cresti, Vittore Baroni and Stefano Giannotti. There will be the presentation of Antonello Cresti’s book SOLCHI SPERIMENTALI ITALIANI. With the participation of Bruno Romani – sax and composition, Andrea Selenio Pecchia – electronics, Laboratorio OTEME
Rebecca Franceschini, Angela Messina: flauti, voci
Domenico Piegaia: clarinetto, Gabriele Stefani: sax, voce, Pietro Phelan, Benedetta Bendinelli: violini, voci, Maria Lucia Marcelli, Claudia Di Terlizzi, Lucia Pera, Daniele Petroni: chitarre, voci, Thiago Tiribocchi: chitarra elettrica, Sofia Paterni: arpa, Arianna mandoli, Stefano Sestani: tastiere, Duccio Nieri: basso elettrico, Matilde Giannotti: voce
Second chapter of OTEME‘s discographic saga, the new CD L’AGGUATO, L’ABBANDONO, IL MUTAMENTO moves oblique on the edge between contemporary music and song-writing, art-rock and sound-art, scores written rigorously and free improvising.
The work, deeply contaminated by different cultural disciplines and experiences contains a history of nearly 25 years. This is certainly the time spent writing lyrics, composing the music, arranging and recording the pieces.
1. La grande volta (The Grat Vault) – Preview
2. Sarà il temporale (It Will Be the Storm) – Preview
3. Bianco richiamo (White Recall) – Preview
4. Camminavo (I Walked) – Preview
5. L’agguato (The Ambush) – Preview
6. L’abbandono (The Abandonment) – Preview
7. Il mutamento (Bolero secondo) (The Change – Second Bolero) – Preview
8. Dopo la pioggia (After the Rain) – Preview
9. Tracce nel nulla (Traces in Thin Air) – Preview
10. Un’altra volta (Another Time) – Preview
Valeria Marzocchi: piccolo, flute Linda Matteucci: flute Nicola Bimbi: oboe, English horn Giorgio Berrugi: clarinet Lorenzo Del Pecchia: bass clarinet Marco Donatelli: bassoon Maicol Pucci: trumpet, flugelhorn Marco Fagioli: bass tuba Stefano Giannotti: voice, piano, classic and electric guitar, banjo, Indian organ, Jew’s harp, percussion Valentina Cinquini: harp Emanuela Lari: voice, keyboards Pierluigi Papeschi: electric guitar Milko Ambrogini: bass guitar Riccardo Ienna: drums and percussion
Written, composed and arranged by Stefano Giannotti between 1992 and 2015
September 20th, 2015 – EARTH CARDS & RAIN CARDS , for chromatic componium, at the Romanic Church of S. Quirico in Petrojo (Valgiano, Lucca), inside the art exhibition IL TEMPO SOSPESO by Emy Petrini and Beatrice Speranza – 6 pm.
October 2015 – OTEME‘s new CD release L’AGGUATO, L’ABBANDONO, IL MUTAMENTO – Maracash Records
November 7 – 15, 2015 – Composer-In-Residence at WORM RADIO, Rotterdam
November 10th, 2015 – ETHER, for radio waves, sampling and objects. A commission by WORM RADIO
From May 2th 2015, the radio piece THE COMPOSERS’ SESSIONS, produced in Berlin in March 2015 for the program Wurfsendung begins to be broadcasted onDeutschlandradioKultur, according to the classicmodeof the program; a series of micro–radio dramasthat go todisruptthe normal courseofrandomdaily schedule.