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The 100 Electric Guitars
We Sing the Body Electric

Reich and Beyond

Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble

conductor Tonino Battista

Luca Nostro electric guitar
Massimo Colagiovanni electric guitar
Lorenzo de Angelis electric guitar
Fabio Perciballi electric guitar
Nicolò Pagani electric bass guitar
Massimo Ceccarelli electric bass guitar
Lucio Perotti piano
Giulia Tagliavia piano
Pietro Pompei percussions
Flavio Tanzi percussions

and with the participation of
Alessandro DeLorenzi electric guitar
Marco Fiorini electric guitar
Gabriele Bombardini electric guitar
Marco Rosetti electric guitar
Francesco Scardovi electric guitar
Michael Barletta electric guitar
Michele Ingoli electric guitar
Federico Baldassarri electric guitar
Angelo Ragazzini electric guitar

Steve Reich
Guitar Phase for electric guitar loops
Electric Counterpoint for solo guitar and ensemble of guitars and basses
2×5 for 4 electric guitars, 2 basses, 2 pianos and 2 drum kits

Christopher Trapani
Stellazione for 4 electric guitars, 2 basses, 2 pianos and 2 drum kits (world premiere)

Don Antonio Plays Don Antonio

Antonio Gramentieri electric guitar, baritone guitar, and lap steel


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.

Le 100 Chitarre Elettriche Magazine