The music at the center of Italian cultural life. If in Milan the goal is to find music - live - in all its places, starting from famous Apollo, rekindling the enthusiasm and confidence in a sector hard hit by the pandemic, restarting the engines of the creation and production of live music, Rome renews the invitation to explore the architecture of inaccessible places through sound. Those proposed are sensory journeys to probe new environments, stratified and impregnated with history and stories, through the way in which the notes of the music pieces composed ad hoc insinuate, echo and pervade them. A fascinating experiment of hybridization between space and sound, between architecture and music. And we just have to stay silent to all listening to the city, to the places and their vibrations.
In Milan to return music to its places, live
From 22 to 28 November Milan Music Week 2021 back with Music Rocks Here: an extensive program of appointments, again in presence as well as online, to rediscover music in all its places, putting center live music and the world of live clubs, which most of all suffered the difficulties of the pandemic and which today are finally trying to get up.
For this MMW has symbolically chosen Apollo Milano, popular club of the Navigli and reference point for the music world, as new home of the event that involves great artists, emerging voices, experts, professionals and enthusiasts to look together at the future of the music industry in all its different aspects and through its professionalism.
After the experience of the previous edition entirely online, the fifth edition maintains the digital formula but at the same time regains its presence, focusing in particular on the live world and clubs, to bring attention once again to one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic crisis. And it does so starting from Milan, capital of music and Italian city with the highest number of live clubs: the goal is in fact to underline the ever stronger need to return to live the experience and the thrill of a live performance returning the music to its places, which have been stopped for too long.
In Rome, architecture is explored through sound and opens inaccessible places
Explore architecture, get to know it, through music. To probe the spaces with all the senses, through the way in which the sounds of musical pieces composed specifically for those places cross it, spread and reverberate. The fifth edition of Festival Creature, second chapter dedicated to urban exploration through music, which takes place in Rome from 15 November to 12 December.
If in 2020 the review, organized by Open City Rome, had explored the city below, this year deals with the architecture of the city of above, opening the doors of some of the most fascinating unpublished Roman places for free.
Listening to architecture: the sounds of the city above
Terraces of great architectural and cultural importance, mostly closed to the public, crossed by musical pieces composed ah hoc become open to visitors, allowing us to investigate through the sounds and notes places that we are used to knowing only through sight, opening the experience to one way new to understand its history and identity.
Three places designated to represent the city in this edition, three terraces from which Rome shows a new face, three normally inaccessible places that the Creature Festival opens to the public for free, allowing you to experience them by listening to original music. Visitors are given professional headphones and smartphones to listen and mix through QRcode the inspired songs, designed and composed specifically for those spaces by three musicians involved, selected and coordinated by Federico Borzelli.
These are the Terrazza Inail, in front of the Trajan's Markets, from which with a glance you embrace very distant eras, the Terrace WPP-Ostiense and the Terrace Museum of the Walls which is located in the Porta San Sebastiano, one of the largest and best preserved gates of the Aurelian Walls.
Open City Rome once again chooses unusual places, normally not designed to host art installations, to experiment with new forms of hybridization, capable of creating displacement, aiming to subvert the point of view not only on the work, but also on the context that hosts it, especially if this is a little known place.