LabRetMus – Music and Silence – Lectures, seminars and concerts – 23/27-03-2015; 8-04-2015; 22/23-04-2015
LabRetMus - Laboratory on Musical Rhetoric
MUSIC AND SILENCE
23-27 march 2015
8 april 2015
22-23 april 2015
Parma, Conservatorio di Musica "Arrigo Boito"
"Silence is not acoustic. It is a state of the mind, a turning around." John Cage
Lectures, seminars and concerts by: Bice Mortara Garavelli, Luigi Abbate, Francesco Baroni, Mario Brunello, Riccardo Ceni, Pierre-Alain Clerc, Deda Cristina Colonna, Francesco Dilaghi, Pascal Dubreuil, Gianluca Ferrarini, Roberto Gini, Wolfgang Korb, Giuseppe Ielasi, Gian Luca Lastraioli, Carlo Lo Presti, Luca Marconi, Riccardo Mascia, Fabrizio Ottaviucci, Andrea Padova, Paolo Russo
With the participation of students from the Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito di Parma and the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne-Sion-Fribourg, Site de Sion
What is MUSICAL RHETORIC?
Once the obstacles of technique have been surpassed and the structure and form of a musical piece understood, the performer has to search for and reestablish its sense, its expressive meaning, elements that together constitute interpretation. Musical rhetoric can be the medium that ties together the author, the performer, and the listener allowing them to share a language and thus fostering the emotional and conceptual understanding of the work. The fact that musical rhetoric is not confined to the historical period between the Renaissance and Classicism (it rather transcends epochs, repertoires, and styles), is not just a fascinating hypothesis: a rhetorical analysis of a Toccata by Claudio Merulo, of a song by the Beatles, a string quartet, or of a poetic or theatrical text, is thus possible, necessary, as well as exciting.
“Theory comes from practice”: a WORKSHOP rather than a conference
To bring down the mental barrier that separates what is considered “theory” from musical practice is a fundamental step for the performer. It is for this reason that every day the workshop will conclude with a concert. The workshop articulates through the lessons and seminars - which we would not want to define as either theoretical nor practical - the search for validity which for any musician represents the essence of interpretation, as well as the acquisition of a language that enables one to communicate with those listening.
The subject of 2015: MUSIC AND SILENCE
After the first edition in 2014 (a sort of “trial or test”), this year we aim at investigating the relation between music and silence, through different genres and styles, in a temporal frame that extends from the Renaissance to the contemporary. We would like to thank all the participants, lecturers, and performers involved in the four productions; a special thanks goes to Bice Mortara Garavelli for her precious contributions on rhetoric and literature; likewise we are happy to spotlight the concert on march 25th, when Pierre-Alain Clerc will inaugurate Claudio Merulo’s organ which, after years of silence, has recently been fully restored to its former voice.
Participation in the Laboratory on 23, 24, 25 and 26 March is open to all, and allows students to gain formative credits, even in the case of attending a singular presentation. Participation (requiring enrollment) to the three seminars of in-depth practice on 27 March and to the seminar with concert Paraphrases of silence on 22-23 April coordinated by Luigi Abbate, allows students to gain formative credits. For further information and enrollment please write to:
- Andrea Padova, firstname.lastname@example.org for both seminars on Pascal Dubreuil and for his own;
- Roberto Gini, email@example.com for Deda Cristina Colonna's seminar;
The presentation of Mario Brunello’s book on 8 April is open to all.
Monday, March 23, 2015, Auditorium del Carmine
h 10.30 The Director’s greeting
h 10.45-12.15 Bice Mortara Garavelli, The Rethoric of Silence: linguistic and literary aspects of communicating without words
h 12.30-13.15 Luca Marconi, Silence and rests in music
h 15.00-17.00 Pierre-Alain Clerc, Francesco Baroni and Roberto Gini, Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord BWV 1027 by Johann Sebastian Bach
h 18.00 “The space between the notes: silences and resonances in Western and Eastern keyboard music from Bach to Hosokawa”
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Auditorium del Carmine
h 10.30-12.00 Bice Mortara Garavelli, Figures of silence: ellipsis, apophasis, aposiopesis
h 12.15-13.00 Pierre-Alain Clerc, Instruction in French declamation
h 15.00-16.30 Roberto Gini and Deda Cristina Colonna, “All the world’s a stage” – Director’s notes on “Recitar Cantando” (Monteverdi’s Musical Theatre I)
h 16.45-18.15 Roberto Gini and Deda Cristina Colonna, “All the world’s a stage” – Director’s notes on “Recitar Cantando” (Monteverdi’s Musical Theatre II)
h 20.30 "Monteverdi’s Theatre: Lamento d’Arianna and Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda"
Concert performed by Roberto Gini with the students of the Early Music Department of the Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito and the participation of Gianluca Ferrarini and Gian Luca Lastraioli. (Download Monteverdi's_Theatre)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Auditorium del Carmine
h 11.00-12.15 Pierre-Alain Clerc, Some aspects of silence in music before the XIX century
h 12.15-13.00 Paolo Russo, The sound of silence in opera
h 15.00-15.45 Francesco Dilaghi, “Das redende Prinzip” from C.P.E. Bach to Beethoven
h 15.45-16.30 Carlo Lo Presti, Silence and Irony in Maurice Ravel (Kyoko Hattori, soprano – Leonardo Spadaro, piano)
h 16.45-17.30 Pierre-Alain Clerc, From Merulo to Frescobaldi
h 18.00 "From Merulo to Frescobaldi"
Concert for the inauguration of the newly restored Claudio Merulo’s organ performed by Pierre-Alain Clerc
Music by Claudio Merulo, Claudin de Sermisy, Andrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli, Giovanni Maria Trabaci, Tarquinio Merula, Heinrich Scheidemann, Antonio Carreira, Christian Erbach, Anonimo spagnolo, Girolamo Frescobaldi (Download From_Merulo_to_Frescobaldi)
Thursday, March 26, 2015, Auditorium del Carmine
h 10.30-11.15 Luigi Abbate, Vide, “Achrome”, Silence
h 11.15-12.00 Riccardo Ceni, The gesture of silence in György Ligeti
h 12.15-13.00 Wolfgang Korb, Silence as a compositional device in contemporary music
h 15.00-15.45 Wolfgang Korb, Structural silence in radio production, from sound art to radio, from the art of listening to radiodrama
h 15.45-16.30 Luca Marconi, Silence and rests in popular music
h 16.45-18.15 Pascal Dubreuil, Processes of rethorical argumentation and amplification in music
h 20.30 “That small domestic theatre. Sounds from Nature and Love from early 18th century in Italy”
Concert performed by Riccardo Mascia with the participation of the Department of Voice and Musical Theatre from the Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito in Parma and of the students from the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne-Sion-Fribourg, Site de Sion
Music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Nicola Porpora, Antonio Vivaldi (Download A_Little_Home_Theatre)
Friday, March 27, 2015, Auditorium del Carmine / Aula Alvini
h 9.00-12.00 Pascal Dubreuil, seminar of in-depth practice on “Partiten and Suites for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach”
h 12.00-14.00 Andrea Padova, seminar of in-depth practice on “The space between the notes: silences and resonances in Western and Eastern keyboard music from Bach to Hosokawa”
h 15.00-18.00 Deda Cristina Colonna, seminar of in-depth practice “Art on the scene: from the theatrical to the musical stage”
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Auditorium del Carmine
h 21.00 Mario Brunello, “Silence”. Book presentation by the author (Download Brunello_Silenzio-Eng)
April 22-23, 2015, Auditorium del Carmine
Luigi Abbate, seminar with concert “Paraphrases on the silence” with the participation of Giuseppe Ielasi and Fabrizio Ottaviucci
LABRETMUS 2015 has been organized by:
Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito
Via del Conservatorio 27, 43125 Parma, Tel. +39 0521 381911