REwind/REcount, a series of talks that focus on listening to and re-living the stories of musicians and key figures of the Italian music scene and beyond, returns. On 14 September, at 7 pm, Ars Ludi, founded by Antonio Caggiano and Gianluca Ruggeri in 1987, who were joined in 1989 by Rodolfo Rossi, will be presentig together with Demented Burrocacao. Together they will retrace the career of the ensemble, whose sound research focuses on works that expand the traditional dimension of creating music, opening new horizons capable of include and integrate the musical language with the one of cinema, theater and other figurative arts.
The event will take place on the terrace.
REwind/REcount is organized in collaboration with Toni Cutrone.
ARS LUDI was founded by Antonio Caggiano and Gianluca Ruggeri in 1987, Rodolfo Rossi comes in 1989. The performative experience of the ensemble find its roots in the contemporary percussive repertoire and it develops throughout an international concerts activity (USA, Mexico, Germany, China, Sweden, France, Spain, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Algeria, Kenya, United Kingdom and Switzerland) about composers like J. Cage, K. Stockhausen, B. Bartok, G. Battistelli, L. Andriessen, E. Varese, S. Reich, W. Duckworth, A. Curran, G. Scelsi, L. Berio, V. Heyn, C. Ambrosini and many more. Ars ludi has collaborated with composers like G. Battistelli, L. Andriessen, Jacob TV, Alvin Curran, F. Filidei and M. Filotei for World Premiere of their works. The Ensemble has performed in festivals and concert seasons for: Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti di Roma (IUC), Ravenna Festival, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Musica per Roma, I Concerti della Normale, Bonaventura Barattelli, Nuova Consonanza, Biennale of Venice e I Concerti del Quirinale. It takes part also in great international events like: RomaEuropaFestival (REF), Monday Evening Concert of Los Angeles, Fyilkingen of Stockholm, Aterforum of Ferrara, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Milanesiana, Malta International Arts Festival, REC Festival of Reggio Emilia, FastForward Festival, Sagra Musicale Malatestiana of Rimini and Miti di Musica in Naples. Ars Ludi has a discography of 6 albums, three of them are dedicated to John Cage and one to G. Battistelli. The three components are also teachers in great italian institutions: Caggiano at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia in Rome and at Chigiana Academy in Siena; Rossi at the Conservatory O. Respighi in Latina and at San Marino International Courses, Ruggeri at the Conservatory A. Casella in L’Aquila and at San Marino International Courses. In 2022, Ars Ludi received the Silver Lion during the 66° International Festival of Contemporary Music of the Venice Biennale.