On 5 and 6 February will take place at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome the first “festival of contemporary music”, organized and produced by iCompany and Music for Rome Foundation. The title of the exhibition is “iWorld” and the reference to the contemporary world, especially through the subtitle, is intended to focus not so much on the definitions, but rather on the content. Which, perhaps because freed from the labels more abused, can emerge more clearly. The organizers want to focus on “different forms of contemporary music” attributing though the selection of artists to their relationship with the folk traditions. In this way the framework is changing and at the same time is defined in a different way: it is no longer working on the tradition to make it out of the local context in which expressions related to it were generated. It is rather from a general framework, a series of references “contemporary”, which only secondarily leave out the aspects related to traditional cultures. The project is also interesting because it is developed in a setting like that of the Auditorium, basically new to this type of events. The program includes afternoon and evening events. On the evening of February 5 will perform the Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, who will receive the award “album of the year for the world music” of Blogfoolk (the online magazine that is also a partner of the event) and the MEI, the Lucan band Tarantolati di Tricarico and Giuliano Gabriele, 2015 Parodi Prize winner. On February 6, will go up on stage instead of the Sala Petrassi Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio, Mimmo Cavallaro and Italian-Greek singer Marina Mulopolus. The afternoon events require appointments depth of ethnomusicological themes – organized by iCompani, the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, and imbalances Blogfoolk – during which will be presented the book “The traditional music of Umbria”, will be organized and shoccasse a workshop on the relationship between ethnomusicology and contemporary music, will be attended by scholars, journalists and experts.
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