the Late Electroacoustic Music of Luigi Nono
Technologies, Aesthetics, Histories, Futures

International Conference/Workshop/Concerts
March 23-26, 2016

Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
co-sponsored by Tufts and Harvard Universities
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Interstices: The Space Between - Arch-i-pelago

The video and architectural installation was created specifically for the Utopian Listening Workshop, dedicated to the late works of Italian composer Luigi Nono, sponsored by Tufts and Harvard Universities at the Tufts Granoff Music Center, March 23 through 26, 2016

The installation probes the interstices between music and architecture – intimate and public; memory and place; poetries sonic, visual, sensorial – created by 15 graduate students from Wentworth Institute’s Architecture Program under the guidance of architecture professor John Stephen Ellis and concert artists Jung Mi Lee and Jon Sakata.

The placement of the installation between the workshop venues – the Distiler Performance Hall and the Fisher Performance Room – creates a condition of vortices and tides gathering sounds, images, memories, languages, histories, poetics brought from waters of different seas and different peoples. Re-envisioning metaphoric Venetian Campos, not idealized places of harmony, but ones of contrasting and clashing worlds, cultures, ambiences.

Arch-i-pelago recalls Venice – its real and imaginary polyphonies, multiplicities, confrontations, crossroads, heterogeneity, climates – a place of waters, tides, fog, and the lagoon…

Wentworth Institute, Graduate Architecture Program


Rima Abousleiman, Claire Andersen, Alycya Boisvert, Brendan Bowen, Robert Carney, Elizabeth Glavin, Anne Harris, Sean Levesque, Walter Levine, Jillian Lodo, r Steven Prestejohn, Holly Hersey, Daniel Quartararo, Laura Smith, Vichitta Srisouraj, Professor John Stephen Ellis, AIA, Dr. Jon Sakata, Jung Mi-Lee

Special Guests
Nuria Schoenberg Nono
(President, Archivio Luigi Nono)
Alvise Vidolin
(Centro di Sonologia Computazionale,
University of Padua)

Keynote speakers
Gianmario Borio
(University of Pavia, Cremona)
Veniero Rizzardi
(Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice)

Organizing Committee
Joseph Auner
(Tufts University)
Angela Ida De Benedictis
(Paul Sacher Stiftung, Archivio Luigi Nono)
Friedemann Sallis
(University of Calgary)
Anne Shreffler
(Harvard University)

Ioannis Angelakis
Cynthia Browne
Ian Burleigh
Chris Burns
Alípio Carvalho Neto
Claire Chase
Miranda Cuckson
Christopher DeLaurenti
Julia Den Boer
Pauline Driesen
Joshua Fineberg
David Harris
Kyle Kaplan
Trent Leipert
Stefan Litwin
Michael Lupo
Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka
Stacey Mastrian
Jeffrey Means
Max Murray
Luigi Pizzaleo
Peter Plessas
Bruce Quaglia
Martin Ritter
Jamuna Samuel
Dorothee Schabert
Paolo Somigli
Tim Sullivan
Triad: Boston’s Choral Collective
Hans Tutschku
Anton Vishio
Brent Wetters
Laura Zattra
Paolo Zavagna
Evan Ziporyn




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