Katherine BALCH Drip Music
William DOUGHERTY Beat(ing)
Farzia FALLAH A Boundless Feast
Füsun KÖKSAL Quelle’d Over
Claudia Jane SCROCCARO Affirming the Consequent
Roberta Casella, harp | Giulia Lo Giudice, percussions | Alessandro Lo Giudice, flute | Emanuele Anzalone, clarinet | Nicola Mogavero, saxophones | Mario Romeo, accordion | Damiano Busardo, classical and electric guitar| Marco Badami, violin | Giuseppe Brunetto, viola | Francesco Biscari, cello | Dario Ammirata, double bass
Salvatore Barberi, conductor
The finalist composers Katherine Balch (USA), William Dougherty (USA), Farzia Fallah (Iran), Füsun Köksal (Turkey), and Claudia Jane Scroccaro (Italy) have been selected by a jury comprising Luisella Molina (Director General of Orchestra Università degli Studi, Milan), Gianluca Cangemi (composer and music curator, Palermo) and Philip Samartzis (sound artist and Professor at the University of Melbourne).
Five new works written specifically for WADI ensemble will be presented. WADI Ensemble is a creative incubator founded in 2018 and promoted as well as supported by Fondazione Merz in Palermo, to offer the best Sicilian musical talents contemporary perspectives and sounds.
The public can vote by listening to the recording of the concert, which will be available in a dedicated room inside Fondazione Merz (via Limone 24, Turin) or on the website www.mariomerzprize.org
A jury composed of Helena Winckelman (violinist and composer), Diego Chenna (Chamber Music Professor at Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg), Thomas Demenga (cellist and composer) and Willy Merz (composer and Orchestra Conductor) will cast its votes alongside the public.
The winner will be commissioned to compose a piece for the string orchestra and a sound installation for a museum, thus prompting reflections on the interconnectedness between the arts. The new commissions will be performed at a concert and selected museum.
Free admission with reservation firstname.lastname@example.org
In collaboration with Teatro Massimo and ZACentrale
The event is is part of the program of BAM, Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo