Artist in Residence @ IIC Paris

Emanuele Torquati was invited as artist in residence at the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris in February. He will work for one month at Hotel de Galliffet, presenting his activities in 2 public performances in the frame of “Les Promesses de l’Art”, a program recently started by IIC Paris for supporting rising talents in different disciplines.

The first concert will take place on 6th February at 8 pm and is part of the “Projet Bloom”, a collective enterprise of artistic excitement. Tunneling underground, building bridges, provoking collisions, it wants to reinvent the conditions of production and the reception of works. The program is built around some Liszt’s Piano Pieces composed in Italy, such as “La lugubre gondola” and “Richard Wagner – Venezia”, and will put these in communication with other works by Romitelli, Sciarrino and Marinetti, performed by “Projet Bloom”. The program will be presented also on 11th February at “J.B. Lully” Conservatory in Puteaux.

The second concert will take place on 18th February at 8 pm and it will be a Duo Recital with flutist Matteo Cesari, winner of Kranichsteiner Musikpreis. The program will feature important works for flute and piano based on “Songs”, such as Schubert Introduction, Theme and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Debussy Chansons de Bilitis, and Toshio Hosokawa’s Lied. More, Torquati will premiere some pieces written for him by Stefano Gervasoni and Cesari will give the French premiere of Matthias Pintscher virtuosic “Beyond – a system of passing”.