© Luca Concas

Tribute to Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
Folk Songs

Icarus vs Muzak Ensemble
Ljuba Bergamelli vocals
Marco Angius conductor
Luciano Berio
Folk Songs

Fabio Nieder
V. (…les collines d’Anacapri, d’après Claude Debussy)

Ivan Fedele
TANKA for female voice and ensemble*
* commissioned by Ravenna Festival in collaboration with the Festival Aperto di Reggio Emilia – Premiere

“An anthology of eleven folk songs (or supposed folk songs) of various origins (United States, Armenia, Provence, Sicily, Sardinia, etc.), chosen from old recordings, printed anthologies or heard from the voices of friends”: these are the Folk Songs that Berio wrote as a “tribute to the vocal intelligence of Cathy Berberian”. It was 1964, and they were scored for seven instruments and the voice of the great Berberian, who died forty years ago. In her memory, a new work has been commissioned from Ivan Fedele, inspired by the images of Japanese tankapoetry. The programme also includes one of Debussy’s preludes in a transposition by Fabio Nieder. The various instrumental timbres of the Icarus Ensemble will take us from Debussy’s pianistically transfigured Anacapri to new worlds of sound.

The Programme
The Text