The conference programme is available here (pdf).

A detailed programme booklet (with abstracts) is available here.

Please note: All times are Central European Time.

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

14:00 – 14:30 Conference opening and welcome
14:30 – 16:00Keynote
PAUL ATTINELLO (Newcastle): A Rhizomatic Future. Directions for Sylvano
Chaired by Federica Marsico
16:00 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00Session 1: Theatre – politics – discourses
Chaired by Julia Freund  
DANIELA TORTORA (Napoli): “The Theatres of Sylvano Bussotti”. The case of “Fedra ’ncora”
MATTEO NANNI (Gießen): Sylvano Bussotti’s masks. The author on the stage (after the death of the author)
VERA GRUND (Detmold/Paderborn): “I semi di Gramsci.” Marxism, capitalism and contemporary music in Italy and Germany
18:00 – 18:30Coffee break
18:30 – 19:30Roundtable Performing Bussotti’s works
Moderator: Matteo Nanni

Thursday, 30 September 2021

09:30 – 10:30Session 2: Friendships
Chaired by Federica Marsico  
PAOLO SOMIGLI (Bolzano): From Silvano to Sylvano. The young Bussotti at the mirror of his letters to Arrigo Benvenuti
COSTANTINO VECCHI (Venezia): Bussotti ‘in the Labyrinth’. Sources of a friendship from Zagarolo
10:30 – 11:00Video presentation: Liturgie minime di fascinazione
NoMus – Centro Studi e Ricerche sulla Musica Moderna e Contemporanea (Milano)
11:00 – 11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30Session 3: Interpretation and performance
Chaired by Julia Freund  
MATTHIAS GEUTING (Düsseldorf): ‘Œuvre d’adieu à la musique de concert’. Sylvano Bussotti’s organ liturgy “Julio organum julii”
ANNE-MAY KRÜGER (Basel): Between pre-fluxus und new music. Reflections on the performance practice of Sylvano Bussotti’s compositions of the early 1960s
12:30 – 14:30Lunch break
14:30 – 15:30Session 4: Eroticism
Chaired by Paul Attinello  
FEDERICA MARSICO (Venezia): ‘Somewhat disconcerting for its eccentricity’. Discovering a forgotten work by Bussotti
ALESSANDRA ORIGANI (Zürich): Between modesty and eroticism in Bussotti’s unpublished opera “Izumi Shikibu”
15:30 – 16:30 Video documentary presentation
Sylvano, Sylvano. Libere conversazioni con Sylvano Bussotti Tiziano Sossi (Milano)
20:00   ATTACCA! | E-MEX Ensemble | Johanneskirche Gießen
Concert with works by Bussotti
Foglio grigio, Attacca subito, Julio organum julii, Rondò di scena, Lachrimae, Quando il flutto s’incurva
With Monica Benvenuti (soprano), Renatus Mészár (bass-baritone), Emanuela Vurro (dance), Evelin Degen (flute), Yutaka Shimoda (violin), Matthias Geuting (organ), Francesco Giomi (live electronics), Dieter Heitkamp (choreography), Jörn Nettingsmeier (technical direction)

Friday, 1 October 2021

10:00 – 11:00 Session 5: Notational transformations
Chaired by Matteo Nanni  
JULIA FREUND (Gießen): ‘Adventures of writing’. On Bussotti’s practice of freehand line-drawing
MARCO HOFFMANN (Krems): Crystallisation of the sound material. Sylvano Bussotti’s “Manifesto per Kalinowski” as a (hi)story of musical ‘aggregation states’
11:00 – 11:30Coffee break
Replaying of Liturgie minime di fascinazione
11:30 – 12:00Greetings from Rocco Quaglia   
12:00 – 12:30Closing thoughts and thanks

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