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Written by Michela | 19 September, 2011 8:10

Ad Lucem Arte Contemporanea per Arvo Pärt is a complex project, sponsored by the Cultural the city. Projects for the Arts in collaboration with the Accademia Filarmonica of Verona and ArtVerona, providing exhibitions, Conference, music events, as tribute to the great Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and his art. Un ideal meeting between some of the most significant Italian artists of the twentieth century and contemporary music of the Master. 

In the past, within two memorable evenings with Bill Viola Bologna, Arvo Pärt was compared with contemporary art, but this is the first time you build a special tribute to his musical work through artistic research.

A job that provides a clear direction, in which individual languages ​​are exceeded in their specific, to create a choral ensemble, dominated by a deliberate visual balance and harmony.

The event will see the direct involvement of Arvo Pärt, Today settantaseienne.



Saturday 1 October, Hours 11.30 - The Studio City, Lungadige Galtarossa 21 

Opening of the exhibition Ad Lucem. Arte Contemporanea per Arvo Pärt by Angela Madesani.

Nine artists share the music of the great Estonian composer.

A selection of works by Melotti, Morandi, Fontana, Manzoni, Calzolari, Castella, Paolini, Spalletti and Vimercati – no purpose-built – meeting point whose moods are, emotions, atmospheres. music, but also silences.

The curator Angela Madesani, Talk – Goethe borrowing – of "elective affinities" between the artists selected and Arvo Pärt.

fino al 19 November 2011

 To support the appointment, Arvo Pärt, a portrait Roberto Masotti.

 A photographic journey dedicated to the composer by the artist Roberto Masotti, that over the years has had with him a relationship of friendship and collaboration.

Some portraits in the exhibition that the photographer has taken Pärt in Estonia and around the world, together with a new video titled Ethos, designed years ago and revised for the occasion. Photographs and video recordings made in the Berlin home of Arvo Pärt and Nora, where they lived for years and now have left reluctantly, to return to Estonia, where you insert photo slideshows made in Laulasmaa, near Tallinn, nell’inverno 2010, appears the only ones where the composer. Work is somewhat abstract in form and in intent, that deliberately focuses on environments, port, items, trying to interpret the possible point of view of the now former residents of the house. Between perception and memory could be a subtitle.

until 19 November 2011

For the occasion, Trovesi the duo will perform the new song-Thigh Ukuaru Waltz di Arvo Pärt .

Gianluigi Trovesi (clarinet) and Gianni Coscia (accordion)

Saturday 8 October, Hours 15.00 – ArtVerona, VeronaFiere, Viale del Lavoro

A conference the intense relationship between contemporary art and music, with a focus in particular on Arvo Pärt, within the program of events FaceToFace, Aletti in space during the fair.

Speakers: Vincenzo Castella (artista), Angela Madesani (curator and art historian), Robet Masotti (artista, photographer), Arvo Pärt (composer), Enzo Restagno (musicologist and music critic), Ettore Spalletti (artistaartist

Saturday 8 October, Hours 20.30 - Church of Sts. Fermo and Rustico, S Way Still

Concert / homage to Arvo Pärt with the participation of Estonian Choir Vox Clamantis and dell'orchestra The Italian Virtuosi.

in program, known compositions, and other less frequented, from the vast repertoire of the Estonian composer.

Free admission by reservation, downloadable from the link:, subject to availability.


Arvo Pärt nasce a Paid (Central Estonia) September 11 1935.

Arvo Pärt, a NATO è Paid, Estonia, In 1935. After studying in class composition of Heino Eller in Tallinn, worked as a sound engineer for Estonian Radio. It migrated in 1980 in Vienna with his family and, after one year, moved to Berlin, where he has since lived. For a couple of years it has again in Estonia.

As the most radical representatives of the so-called Soviet Avant-Garde, Pärt's work has undergone a profound process of evolution. His first creative period began with neo-classical compositions for piano. Then followed ten years in which the individual has made use of the most important avant-garde compositional techniques: dodecafonia, composition with masses of sound, randomness, collage techniques. Obituary (1960), the first twelve-tone piece written in Estonia, It Self-starter (1963) procured the first composer to recognize the West. In his work with collage "vanguard" and "early music" confront each other, a comparison that reaches the most extreme expression in the last piece collage Creed (1968). At the same time, however, all the devices so far used by Pärt in composing lost their original charm and have begun to be meaningless for him. The search for his voice led him to an abandonment of the creative work that lasted almost eight years, during which he devoted himself to the study of Gregorian Chant, the school of Notre Dame and the classical vocal polyphony.

In 1976 the music emerged from this silence with the little piano piece Alina. It 'obvious that this work has found its way Pärt. The new principle of composition, used here for the first time, he called tintinnabula ( in Latin, "little bells"), has defined his work until today. The "principle tintinnabula" does not try to move toward increased complexity, but rather to an extreme reduction of sound materials and a limitation to the essential. Several attempts have been made to label tintinnabula as a "new simplicity", “musica minimalista”. It is clear that it remains difficult to analyze and categorize this new phenomenon, according to the standards existing musicological. Part, with his compositions, has made a paradigm shift in modern music and the attempt to analyze this shift has generated, in response, The very process of creative discovery. The birth of tintinnabula has solid roots in the history of European music. You could see this style as a synthesis of ancient and modern, with the classical vocal polyphony on the one hand and the other serial music. The composer, away from copying a style or the other, has embraced the essence of both, combining it with his own compositional technique might be called "new austerity". The result is a very individual sound-world is marked by staff from the impersonal, is the discipline that the subjectivity.

Nora Pärt, Paging with rough

Vox Clamantis, born in the Estonian ensemble 1996.

Formed by musicians – Singers, composers, instrumentalists and conductors – with the common interest of Gregorian chant, also performs contemporary music and ancient polyphonic.

Many Estonian composers, including Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve, Tõnis Kaumann e Erkki-Sven Tüür, have written for this group, who has performed with several internationally renowned organists – come Jean Boyer, Werner Jacob s Jon Laukvik – and has performed concerts together with the Catalan soprano Arianna Savall, The Italian player Marco Ambrosini of nyckelharpa, The French pianist Brigitte Engerer and Jean-Claude Pennetier, the cello octet in Amsterdam, the group of early music Hortus Musicus, NYYD the Ensemble and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.

The continuous collaboration with different musicians inspired the birth of programs based on improvisation extemporaneous. in spring 2007 was awarded the new "Sacred Voices" with musician and singer Tunisian Dhafer Youssef.

The Vox clamantis have recorded for ECM Records, Arion's wonder.

“Stella matutina”, CD that combines Gregorian chant and early polyphony of guitar improvisations to the Weekend Guitar Trio, has received very positive international criticism.

The various tours have led the ensemble in Finland, Norway, Latvia, Czech Republic, Belgium, French, Luxembourg, Portugal, Polonia, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Canada, U.S. and Lebanon. Close collaboration with Le Choeur de Paris Grégorien, which has resulted in numerous concerts around Europe, Morocco and Japan.

Singers: Joseph mances, Endrik Üksvärav, Erik Salumäe, Mikk Dede, Zacharias Leppik, Taniel Kirikal, Tõnis Kaumann, Kadri Hunt, Meelis Hainoo, Jaan-Eik Riivo Kallasmaa Tulve.

Artistic Director and Conductor: Jaan-Eik Tulve.

Jaan-Eik Tulve was born in Tallinn, in Estonia.

After obtaining his diploma in choral conducting at the conservatory in Tallinn 1991, learn to Gregorian chants directed at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris (Conservatory), where he won first prize in 1993.

He works as an assistant to CNSM Louis-Marie Vigne, which has a decisive influence on his musical journey, Dom Daniel Saulnier with the abbey for the training of Solemes Gregorian.

In 1992 became director of the Paris Gregorian chant with which he performed in many European countries and in Lebanon; many of the recordings made with the chorus of critics have been very successful (Diapason d'Or).

Nel 1993 Jaan-Eik Tulve forma Lac et Mel ensemble l'a Pain, for the performance of medieval polyphonic works; nel 1994 is the female section of the Paris Gregorian Choir; nel 1996 form of In Vox ensemle clamantis in Tallinn and gets a chair in Gregorian chant at the National Music Academy in Estonia.

The Italian Virtuosi, group, formed in 1989, is one of the most active and qualified in the international art scene.

The Italian Virtuosi performed for the major theaters and musical institutions both Italian and foreign, including the Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Dal Verme and the Sala Verdi in Milan; the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Teatro La Fenice; the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Teatro Comunale di Modena; Teatro Regio di Parma, The Verona Philharmonic Theatre; the Unione Musicale in Turin; the Teatro alla Pergola in Florence and the Philharmonic Society of Rome.

Their recording career is rich, over 100 CD recorded for major labels and over 400.000 records sold worldwide.

In 2004 have achieved with their leader Alberto Martini, the prestigious prize "Choc de la Musique" award from Le Monde de la Musique for the superb interpretation of the works of F. A. Bonporti.

The attention to philological research led them to perform well in the baroque and classical repertoire on period instruments, adopting the appropriate tunings and temperaments.

In a sign of the versatility that distinguishes the group's philosophy, is also significant interest has always shown for the repertoire of the border, road that I Virtuosi Italian followed at the highest level, collaborating with the likes of Chick Corea, Goran Bregovic, Michael Nyman, Ludovico Einaudi, Franco Battiato, Giovanni Allevi, Uri Craine, Paolo Fresu and Cesare Picco. The artist sees as a key figure in setting the concertmaster of the Alberto Martini.