Concerto for audience and orchestra (2015)

Three imaginary languages

It’s a very peculiar Concerto, in wich the audience takes part as a soloist, playing candies and kazoos and singing with the orchestra.
Sounds made by the audience following the score are indispensable to create a music otherwise impossible.
This is the idea of the 3 imaginary languages, i.e. a piece in 3 parts taking advantage from 3 new sound dictionaries, each one with his own specific marks that the pubblic creates in a decisive way.

Performances

Concerto for audience and orchestra

June 11, 2019

Torino (Italy), Conservatorio

Concerto for audience and orchestra

May 4, 2018

Lucca (Italy), Festival Lucca Classica, Teatro del Giglio

Orchestra dell’Istituto Musicale Boccherini
Gian Paolo Mazzoli (cond.), Sara Matteucci (cond. for the audience)

Concerto for audience and orchestra

June 28, 2017

Roma, MAXXI

Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese
Sesto Quatrini (cond.), Irene Gomez Calado (cond. for the audience)

Concerto for audience and orchestra

September 27, 2016

Matera

Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese
Irene Gomez Calado (cond.)
Nil Venditti (cond. for the audience)

Concerto for audience and orchestra

July 8, 2016

L'Aquila, Festival della partecipazione

Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese
Sesto Quatrini (cond.), Irene Gomez Calado (cond. for the audience)

Orchester des Collegium Musicum der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Jan Schumacher (cond.)

Concerto for audience and orchestra

June 23, 2016

Königstein (D)

Orchester des Collegium Musicum der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Jan Schumacher (cond.)

Concerto for audience and orchestra

February 13, 2016

Milano, Auditorium

Orchestra Sinfonica Verdi
Carlo Tenan (cond.), Irene Gomez Calado (cond. for the audience)
Italian Premiere

Concerto for audience and orchestra

June 21, 2015

Paris, Philharmonie

Orchestre National d’Île-de-France
Nathan Brock (cond.), Irene Gomez Calado (cond. for the audience)

Instrumentation

Full orchestra version
2+picc.2+en hr.2+Eb cl.2+cfg / 4.3.3.1 / timp/ perc (3) / harp / strings
Breitkopf & Härtel Wb 2794

Chamber orchestra version
2 (II also Piccolo).2 (II also en hr).2 (II also Eb cl).2 / 2.2.2.1 / timp /perc (3) / harp / strings
Breitkopf & Härtel Wb 2821

Details

Commission Orchestre National d’Île-de-France

Duration 12′ (+25′ rehearsal)

World Premiere Paris Philharmonie
June 21, 2015

Published by Bretikopf & Härtel

Audio

February 13, 2015