Spartito del tempo – Concert by pianist Antonio Ballista
On the occasion of the finissage of Roberto Ciaccio. Soglie del tempo, BUILDING presents a concert by pianist Antonio Ballista.
Closely related to the sound dimension, Roberto Ciaccio’s works are created from a visual thought shaped by philosophy and music. Harmonically merged in the atmosphere of the suspended temporality that the metals and papers originate in the spaces of BUILDING, the program performed by Antonio Ballista, which includes among the others pieces by Satie, Debussy, Stockhausen and Schumann, develops as a sensory and contemplative journey, rich in resonances and suggestions.
Antonio Ballista (Milan, 1936), pianist and conductor, in addition to the classical repertoire has made personal excursions in the field of ragtime, Italian and American song, rock and film music. He played under the direction of Abbado, Bertini, Boulez, Bruggen, Chailly, Maderna and Muti and with orchestras such as BBC, Concertgebouw, Israel Philharmonic, Scala Philharmonic, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony, New York Philharmonic and the Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and was invited to the festivals of Paris, Edinburgh, Warsaw, Berlin, Strasbourg, Venice, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Battiato, Berberian, Berio, Boccadoro, Bussotti, Canino, Castaldi, Castiglioni, Clementi, Corghi, De Pablo, Dondatoni, D. Lombardi, L. Lombardi, Lucchetti, Mosca, Panni, Sciarrino, Sollima, Stuppner, Togni and Ugoletti composed for him. He toured with Berio, Dallapiccola and Stockhausen, and collaborated with Boulez, Cage and Ligeti in monographic concerts. Since 1953 he plays in piano duo with Bruno Canino, in a formation that was fundamental for the diffusion of the Nuova Musica. In 1995 Ballista founded the ensemble Novecento e Oltre, with the aim of promoting the music of the twentieth century historical and contemporary.