A concert by pianist Luisa Valeria Carpignano, and video artist Veronica Citi. A visual-concert that compares works of art with music, and music with images. Time is connected to gesture. Artists Rauchenberg, Rothko, Johns / Kline, De Kooning, and Clemente / Guston are interpreted by Composers Cage, Donatoni, Cavallari, Ligeti and Feldman).
Director and Composer
Andrea Cavallari, born in the USA, studied piano, composition, ethnomusicology and orchestra conducting. After graduating from the music conservatory he attended masters in composition with Franco Donatoni. His music receives the influence from the works by Luciano Berio, John Cage, György Ligeti, but also from artists such as Jackson Pollock , Piero Manzoni, Rebecca Horn and many others (in fact he is also active as a visual artist). His compositions have been played in the most important cities in Europe and in major festivals such as the “Festival dei Due Mondi” in Spoleto, “Documenta” in Kassel, “Festival Ninety-seven” in Cincinnati, Ohio, “Jornadas de Musica del Siglo XX” in Segovia, and the Royal Festival Hall in London. Andrea Cavallari is “composer in residence” at the Frankfurt Kammeroper. His music has been recorded by Rivoalto (Italy) and Capstone (New York). He founded Accademia San Felice Ltd and FLAME | Florence Art Music Experience. Cavallari has been the artistic director of the festivals Estate Fiesolana, World Sacred Music Week, the FOG Festival and is currently co-director of the London Ear Festival. Since 2007 he is artistic director of the festival Firenze Suona Contemporanea which is held in the Bargello Museum in Florence. He lives and works between Florence and London. His music is published by Verlag Neue Musik (Berlin.) In 2013 he received a commission from the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Foundation for Music.
Luisa Valeria Carpignano
Luisa Valeria Carpignano was born in 1988 in Gorizia, Luisa Valeria Carpignano, pianist and composer, has always been interested in modern and contemporary repertoire. She graduated with full marks in piano at the Florence L. Cherubini Music Conservatory, studying with Giovanna Prestia, and studied composition in Florence and in S. Cecilia of Rome conservatories with Rosario Mirigliano. As a pianist, she attended also masterclasses with Giampaolo Nuti, Geneviève Ibanez, Ian Pace, and with Jean-Pierre Collot and the members of ensemble recherché during BW Ensemble Academy (2012 and 2013). As a composer, her works have been premiered in Italy, in UK (commissioned by the London Ear Festival 2013), in Germany (Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik), and was broadcasted by BBC Radio 3. She works as pianist and as consultant with the ensemble FLAMExperience; from 2012 she joined also the artistic direction of the contemporary music festival at the Bargello Museum in Florence (“Firenze Suona Contemporanea”), presenting projects around music, time and visual arts. At the present she is attending a master degree program in piano solo repertoire with Maria Grazia Bellocchio, and she is working on a FLAME commission funded by Ernst Von Siemens Music Foundation.
Veronica Citi graduates as an architect at the University of Florence with a multimedia project on the scenography of Federico Fellini’s movies. From that moment she focuses on photography and videomaking applying herself to direction, videoart, and cinematography.
While attending some professional courses, (Istituto fondazione Marangoni, Florence, Scuola nazionale di cinema indipendente in Florence, a Documentary workshop at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television of Cuba) she workes as a free-lance on several production in the florentine area (Festival dei Popoli, Università di Firenze, Accademia San Felice, Flame ensamble).
From 2008 she is professor of Photography and from 2012 also of Digital video at the L.A.B.A Fine art Accademy in Florence. She is director of short films, videoclip and several experimental videos in connection with musicians (L’Enfance rouge, Gea Brown, Semersuaaq, Achref Chargui, Squarcicatrici, Jealousy Party).