Doors open at 8 pm:
Nidra, a 60-minute performance for electric guitar and video, is a
multi-sensory meditation on the dichotomies of internal and
external, the subconscious and conscious, dreams and reality.
Ryan Pratt (1986) – Two (2015)
1- DE SE IPSO
Steve Reich (1936) – Electric Counterpoint (1987)
(Pre-Recorded Guitar Ensemble Performed by Giacomo Baldelli – Sound Engineer: Joseph Higgins)
2- THE SLEEP OF REASON
Tristan Murail (1947) – Vampyr! (1984)
Christian Wolff (1934) – Another Possibility (2004)
4- RAPID BUTTERFLY MOVEMENT
John Cage (1912/1992) – Dream (1948)
(Transcription for Electric Guitar by Giacomo Baldelli – 2012)
5- OUT THERE
Fausto Romitelli (1963 – 2004) – Trash Tv Trance (2002)
Critically noted as “one of the most complete performers of the new generation”, NYC-based guitarist
Giacomo Baldelli is focused on exploring works of the 20th century, but also on developing a new 21st
century repertoire for guitar. Most recently, he has been interested in expanding the contemporary repertoire
for electric guitar.
He is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician, and has performed throughout Europe (Italy,
Germany, France, Czech Republic, Poland), as well as the United States. He is a currently a member of the
Key-String Duo (with pianist Laura Barger), Avantgarde Duo (with Gianni Biocotino), String_Lab (with
violinist Marco Fusi), and has worked extensively with respected musicians Giovanni Mareggini, flute (Italy)
and Elitza Demirova, violin (Bulgaria).
From 2006 to 2013 he was a member of Icarus Ensemble, with whom he appeared frequently as a soloist.
During that period they were featured in renowned festivals such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music
Festival (Hudderfield, England), Biennale Musica (Venice, Italy), REC/APERTO (Reggio Emilia, Italy),
Sincronie (Milan, Italy), and Gaida Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania).
Mr. Baldelli earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees (summa cum laude) at Istituto Superiore di
Studi Musicali “A. Peri” in Reggio Emilia (Italy) where he studied with Claudio Piastra. He also completed
additional studies with Vladimir Mikulka and Carlos Bonell.
His critically-acclaimed debut CD “Chitarra Italiana del XXI° Secolo” (Bottega Discantica- 2010) includes the
first Italian Recording of the masterpiece for electric guitar “Trash TV Trance” by Fausto Romitelli.
OOOPStudio (Alessandro Grisendi and Marco Noviello- il_Bramante-) started its artistic activity in Reggio
Emilia – Italy – in 2011. As video artists, the duo’s interests lie not in the documentation of reality, but in
exploring the sensory and artistic possibilities inherent to digital technology. OOOPStudio often mixes
traditional artistic media such as painting, photography, sculpture, and architecture with an unusual approach
to cinematic techniques. The result is a sort of false realism that gives the audience the chance to
experience a new perspective on the world.
OOOPStudio has worked in theatrical production, music, exhibitions, art festivals.
Their most recent works are: “Pinocchio Nero” (video exhibition), premiered at Galerie Eulenspiegel
Basel (Switzerland) in September 2012; “Canto per Orfeo” (video scenography commissioned by
“Aterballetto” Dance Company), Teatro R. Valli, Reggio Emilia (Italy);”Alice” (video scenography for Gauthier
Dance Company, premiered at Theaterhaus Stuttgart (Germany) , June 2014.
The duo started working with the Italian guitarist Giacomo Baldelli in 2012, producing “Bad TV Trash”, videoscenography
for the performance of the electric guitar piece “Trash TV Trance” by Fausto Romitelli.
Bad TV Trash has been performed at Spazio Icarus – Reggio Emilia (Italy), “University of Leeds International
Concert Series”- Leeds (England), Marcovaldo Art Bookstore – Paris (France), Spectrum – New York City