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LIVE ARTS WEEK IV. 21 - 26 April 2015

The fourth edition of Live Arts Week, organised by Xing, will be held in Bologna from 21st to 26th april 2015, based at Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, together with a week-long special project at MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna.

This event dedicated to live arts, unique in Italy, hosts a blend of new productions that revolve around the presence, performance and perceptual experience of sounds and visions. 

Live Arts Week is a 6-days event of 'existential athletics'. It does not put art before the artists, but exposes to forms of sensitivity and ideas, welcomes hybrid and polyglot works, hosts creative singularity, weaving a sort of counter-design of use. 

The program offers a calendar of live works (performances, environments, concerts, expanded cinema and live media with unique dates, productions and previews) presented by important personalities in the international and contemporary research scene.

For the fourth edition, Xing assembled both groups of unmatched artists and solitary researchers. A village/palazzo and a modern art museum will host this unusual set of habitats, opening up two worlds that will alternate between day and night: the great twentieth-century composition by John Cage HPSCHD accompanied by the visuals of post-digital collections in the monolithic space of MAMbo, besides the collective statements, the incarnated theories and sound phenomena that will come to life in the evocative rooms of the ancient Hospital for Foundlings.

For the music part of the performance, Xing has invited one of the musicians who took part in the first performance in 1969 along with John Cage: Philip Corner, pianist, composer and visual artist of the Fluxus movement, now in his eighties, a living witness as well as performer. He will perform alongside some other musicians from later generations who work in contemporary and current music: Luciano Chessa, known for his reinterpretation of the Intonarumori by Luigi Russolo; the Australian musician Anthony Pateras; and Italian musicians Marco Dal Pane and Salvatore Panu, with sound design and electronics by Valerio Tricoli.

Gianni Peng, a name that accompanies the festival in its organic growth, indicates the time of these transitions. It is a phenomenon, not a person: a new identity, unlikely but real, to be treated as an abstract concept.

Further info on HPSCHD 1969>2015 live concert & visual environment, MAMbo 21 April 2015, h 9.00 pm

Further info on HPSCHD 1969>2015 installation, MAMbo 22-26 April 2015

Further info on Live Arts Week IV