We work with leading arts organisations in Italy to create exciting events which showcase the talents of emerging artists.
Concerts, talks, workshops and learning opportunities are some of the kinds of activities which we create.
Watch this space for The Heliocentrics, the ‘hippiest, funky young group from the jazz world’. The dates for their concerts at the Rome Jazz Festival are now cancelled, but they will be in Italy soon ... Listen to The Heliocentrics on myspace.
Maestro Enrico Bettinello, Director of the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove of Venice, was at the Huddersfield Festival (16-25 November) and the London Jazz Festival (9-18 November) as part of the British Council delegation.
READ ENRICO BETTINELLO'S ARTICLE ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE AT THE HUDDERSFIELD FESTIVAL
We were delighted to collaborate with Club To Club festival for a second year running, a partner who shares our values of innovation, creativity and excellence. Links with the UK have been made even stronger with a Club To Club preview in London on the 18th October, which brought top Italian talent to the UK.
A record 19 UK acts participated this year, most of whom made their Italian premiere, including Kuedo who headlined at the London gig. Other UK artists appearing at Turin or Milan were: Actress, Clark, Disclosure, Django Django, DVA, Evian Christ, James Holden (back again!), Kode9 (presents a hyperdub night), LONE, Mala In Cuba (back from, eh, Cuba), Regis, Rustie, Scuba, Shackleton, The Haxan Cloak and Vessel.
Find out more about the UK talents at Club To Club:
UK artists performing (A-K)
UK artists performing (L-Z)
For their work in creating a UK showcase within their festival, their interest in seeking out and supporting emerging talents and the close attention they pay to the UK music scene in general, we are thrilled to present them with a New Connections Recognition Award. This award is offered to those artists and organisations who help foster closer cultural ties between the UK and Italy. It’s our way of saying “Grazie, Club To Club”!
EMUFEST, the International Festival for Electroacustic Music, organised by Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, took place from 7th to 17th October. The festival saw, amongst the others, Denis Smalley, on 14th of October. Denis is Professor Emeritus at City University London and is a composer specialising in electroacoustic music. He participated in a debate and in a concert on the same evening.
ALEXANDER HAWKINS ENSEMBLE
Musicologist Stefano Zenni, invited Alex Hawkins at this year edition of Metastasio Jazz in Prato. Stefano met Alex during his participation at the UK Jazz Showcase 2011, where he participated as a British Council delegate. Here is his comment about the artist "Amongst all the latest European talents, that of the pianist Alexander Hawkins (1981) is one of the most versatile. With great technical agility, a clear touch and exuberant inventive, Hawkins is heir to a multiplicity of experiences from the UK scene"
Read the article about his experience at the Jazz Showcase (It.)
the selector is our award-winning weekly radio programme bringing you the best of emerging talent and underground flavours from the UK
Watch a video by our Music team in the UK which shows the range of artists, countries, partners and projects that we are involved in.
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