The 100 Electric Guitars
We Sing the Body Electric

Bass in My Life

Massimo Ceccarelli bass and double bass (PMCE)

Stefano Scodanibbio Studio 1 e 2 (from Sei studi)
Ennio Morricone Studio
Fabio Cifariello Ciardi Tracce Vb for double bass and live electronics
Fernando Grillo Gstuss
Massimo Ceccarelli Music Without Future for electric bass and voice
Scott LaFaro Gloria’s step for electric bass loop station
Lucia Ronchetti e Massimo Ceccarelli William Wilson, Action concert piece (text by Edgar Allan Poe elaboration by Massimo Ceccarelli based on “Mehr Vogel als Engels”)
AK2deru (Cod.II/A/dd/3) for electric upright bass
Tom Johnson Failing: A Very Difficult Piece for Solo String Bass

 

Bryce Dessner Night

Luca Nostro electric guitar (PMCE)

Quartetto Noûs
Tiziano Baviera violin
Alberto Franchin violin
Sara Dambruoso viola
Tommaso Tesini cello

Blow up Percussion
Flavio Tanzi percussions
Alessandro di Giulio percussions
Pietro Pompei percussions
Aurelio Scudetti percussions

Bryce Dessner
Quintets for string quartet and electric guitar
Music for wood and strings (European premiere) for percussion quartet

Michele Tadini
Cogs in cogs in cogs for electric guitar and 4 percussionists (world premiere)

 

with the participation of PMCE – Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble
in collaboration with Fondazione Musica per Roma


A year ago, an article published by the Washington Post about the Death of the Electric Guitar caused a big turmoil. It’s a sign of the time: the “six-string electric” is probably no longer the central instrument in popular music it used to be in the second half of the XX century. But the electric guitar still plays an increasingly important role in some contemporary music, as evidenced by the work of Luca Nostro, Tonino Battista and PMCE. And the heart of these series of concerts lies right in the extraordinary fascination of the electric guitar, with the scores of musicians who, in recent decades, have translated the instrument’s peculiarities — and its ineffable, magnetic sensuality — into an unpredictable otherness.