The 100 Electric Guitars
We Sing the Body Electric

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

 

In a Blink of a Night
The 100 Electric Guitars’ concert

conductor Tonino Battista (PMCE)
Luca Nostro soloist electric guitar (PMCE)
Giuseppe Marino soloist drum kit (PMCE)

PMCE
Massimo Colagiovanni electric guitar
Lorenzo de Angelis electric guitar
Fabio Parciballi electric guitar
Giovanni Pallotti electric bass guitar

Elliot Cole
Unknowable city no. 5 for ensemble of electric guitars

Michele Tadini
In a Blink of a Night for solo electric guitar, 80 electric guitars, 20 electric basses and drums

Glenn Branca
Lesson no. 1 for solo electric guitar, 80 electric guitars, 20 electric basses and drums

Rockin’1000
Medley – Jimi Hendrix – Led Zeppelin

 

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


The dialectics between “highbrow” and “popular” music has always provided fertile ground for lush growth. In the last century, the U.S. cultural hegemony over the Western world was exerted through rock music and electric guitars as well as in other ways. Composers could not simply sit back, and some extraordinary works have been scored for this iconic instrument, like those chosen for the final concert of the “hundred electric guitars” section. Once again, the embankment of the Lamone River hosts a grandiose sonic fresco. A unique and unrepeatable opportunity, a true event, a majestic and powerful show capable of dragging the audience into the heart of sound.