Four Musical Procedures
Opening 10 February, from 6 pm to 9 pm
Four Musical Procedures is the first institutional exhibition devoted to Presto!?, an experimental record label characterised by a rules-breaking perspective coupled with a keen dialogue with visual art and graphic design.
Established in 2008 by electronic musician Lorenzo Senni, the label was born out of a desire to collaborate and honour the musicians and artists he admires and has since released nearly 40 records by artists from across the globe. Spanning multiple generations and musical genres as well as challenging the boundaries between creative disciplines, the show will open in the museum’s CHAMBER MUSIC section and will develop in four sections, each one featuring a different artist from the label, culminating in a live performance in the spring.
By dividing the show into chapters, Senni reflects the label’s musical heterogeneity as well as the variety of approaches that contemporary musicians engage with in their individual practices—from conceptual to gestural and material, to collaborative—in an effort to push the boundaries of a category that can be defined most broadly and simply as audio.