58th International Festival of Contemporary Music - Venice Biennale

Biennale Musica Venezia: great music and entertainment

From 03 October 2014 to 12 October 2014


On the occasion of the 58th International Festival of Contemporary Music of the Venice Biennale, music returns to be the protagonist. From 3 to 12 October 2014, the Contemporary Music Festival in Venice will offer concerts, performances and moments of meeting for all tastes!

The long-awaited Venice Music Festival 2014 will be preceded by a short preamble dedicated to the delivery of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Steve Reich, a renowned American musician and composer. Two days during the Biennale Musica Venezia Festival - September 20-21 - to pay homage to his original and evocative music, and where the Venice Festival of Contemporary Music will propose two of the most famous works of the master - City Life and Triple Quartet - and two concerts of the Eco Berkely Ensemble.

The official opening of the 2014 International Festival of Contemporary Music at the Venice Biennale will be held on Friday 3 October at the Malibran Theatre with an exceptional evening: the Orchestra of La Fenice Theatre in Venice will accompany Pascal Dusapin, John Adams, Kaija Saariaho, three of the most sought after composers of recent generations.

'Limes', the title chosen by the director, Ivan Fedele for the 58th edition of the Biennale Musica 2014, offers a series of concepts related to folklore, traditions and ethnic roots: music distant in time and space seen through contemporary eyes in a continuous alternation of ancient and modern music.

The Biennale music Venice Festival offers the Bay Area and the Eco Ensemble of Berkeley; the Albanian Violinat and Lapardhase polyphonic choir; traditional and modern Basque music with the Sinfónica de Euskadi Orchestra - which will also feature music by Luis De Pablo, Gabriel Erkoreka, Ramón Lazkano - three great Basque composers; Anatolian cultures interpreted by the Galata Electroacustic Orchestra; the unprecedented Meitar Ensemble of Tel Aviv; but also the innovations of 'creative solo' artists such as Matteo Cesari, Dario Calderone, Francesco Prode, Dario Savron and Francesco D'Orazio. The international festival of contemporary music in Venice promises to be an event not to be missed!

The Venice Biennale Music Festival also gives space to the young composers of the Biennale College of Music and already established names - Denys Bouliane, Ramón Lazkano, Yannis Kyriakides, Stefano and Silvia Bulfon Borzelli, just to name a few - not to mention the constant dialogue and comparison with other sectors of the music Biennale in Venice. The International Festival of Contemporary Music in 2014 will tie its creative experiences to cinema, theatre and dance transporting the viewer into a dimension of 'global art'.

At the Corderie dell'Arsenale, in conjunction with the International Architecture Exhibition, the Biennale Musica 2014 - program will present Mancanza-Inferno, a film by Stefano Odoardi shot in the ruins of L'Aquila following the earthquake that devastated the city in 2009; Kater I Rades, chamber opera by Amir Shkurtaj dedicated to the sinking of the homonymous Albanian patrol boat in the Strait of Otranto; and Compasso da navegare concert by the Galata Electroacustic Orchestra dealing with the theme of the Mare Nostrum.

From October 3 to 12 the 58th Venice Biennale 2014 Music Festival will begin: a calendar full of appointments, to discover day by day along with the marvels of this magical and immortal city. Book your hotel for the Biennale Musica Venice festival and treat yourself to 10 days of great music and entertainment!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 03 October 2014 to 12 October 2014

Event location: Venice

Contacts: For more information about the Biennale di Musica 2014 Venezia Festival- http://www.labiennale.org/it/musica/58-festival/