Piano, three groups of children, ensemble and electronics
Commissione: Divertimento Ensemble
Ensemble: fl. cl. / hn. / pf. solo, 1 perc., harp. / vln. vla. cello.
First performance: 06/06/2012, Rondò, Milano, Divertimento Ensemble, Auditorium Sole 24 Ore
“Itaca” is an anthology whose pages hint, more or less directly, to some masterpieces of past and recent history of music (from Ockegem to Grisey), which have somehow left a strong sign on my development and education. Working on them, and using them as raw material, has been a chance to ask myself what do words like “universal” or “authentic” mean. Belonging, universality, authenticity: put these concepts in a composer’s hand, and they’ll immediately clash against the hermetically sealed compartment of copyrights. Eventually, all music is meta-music.