Associazione Culturale Musica Venezia
Roberta Reeder, Direttore Artistico
LUMINOUS ILLUSIONS OF BRUNO MUNARI
Projections of polarized light
Original sound processses by Michele Del Prete
Miroslava Hajek, curator
Thursday, 15 October at 7 p.m.
Orchestra Sinfonica Musica Venecia, Gabriele Gorog, piano
Marco Paladin, Conductor
Roberta Reeder and Federica Zagatti, Organization
Saturday, 17 October at 8.30 p.m.
When Alexander Scriabin died in 1915, he was considered one of the leaders of the modernists, along with Schoenberg and Stravinsky. However, today, unfortunately, he is largely ignored and misunderstood. For him music is a “theurgic force” which can transform man and the cosmos. His originality is especially prominent in the area of harmony. In Prometheus (1910), Scriabin attempts the fusion of the arts and senses (synesthesia), turning to color projections based on a table of correspondences, to the sonorous dimension and to the color spectrum. Mystical dimensions are verifiable not only in Prometheus but also in the symphonic poem The Poem of Ecstasy and in the piece for piano solo, Vers la flamme. Using Liszt and Wagner’s concept of the Leitmotif, Scriabin has implied philosophical meanings for these pieces, which communicate abstract ideas through the melody. The pieces trace the passage from a world static, obscure, passive, and melancholy to a universe full of life, joy, dynamism and ecstasy. For this event Scriabin’s Prometheus will be performed with an orchestra of forty-five musicians conducted by Marco Paladin, with a visual video mapping by Michele Del Prete, Igor Imhoff and Carlo Montanaro projected on the walls of the courtyard of Palazzo Zenobio in Venice Saturday 17 October, 2015 at 8.30 p.m. Admission Free.