Dinu Ghezzo

In collaboration with
NYU Interactive Arts

Myths & Earth Rituals
Dinu Ghezzo @ 70

Monday, October 31, 8pm

Frederick Loewe Theater
35 West 4th Street
New York, New York

Admission free

↓ Program

PROGRAM



Tubae Mundi ............................................................................................................. Dinu Ghezzo
    John Crawford, video direction & media design
    Lisa Naugle, video choreography
    Deborah Damast, stage choreography
    Deborah Damast, Frederick Curry, Jee Yun Hong, Tom Patrick, dancers

Wild Flower .............................................................................................................. Dinu Ghezzo
    Esther Lamneck, clarinet

Lullaby ..................................................................................................................... Ron Mazurek
    Christine Ghezzo, voice
    Linda Marcel, piano

Tristia / Haunted ...................................................................................................... Dinu Ghezzo
    John Crawford, video direction & animation
    Summer Bowie, video choreography
    Lynne Needle, stage choreography
    Wendy Luck, flutes
    John Gilbert, narrator
    Tom Beyer, percussion
    Dinu Ghezzo, piano
    Lynn Needle & Kent Lindemer, dancers
    Naomi Tarantal, stage movement, masks

Common Journeys ................................................................................................... Dinu Ghezzo
    Group improvisation
    Wendy Luck, flutes
    John Gilbert, voice & keyboard
    Tom Beyer, percussion
    Dinu Ghezzo, piano

In Search of Eurdydice / Orphic Descent ................................................................. Dinu Ghezzo
    Lynne Needle and Kent Lindemer, dancers, choreography

Sciuri Novi III ............................................................................................. Marc Antonio Consoli
    Esther Lamneck & Chris Bush, clarinets

Raga Bageshiri / Crying Out Into ............................................................................ Dinu Ghezzo
    Lynne Needle and Kent Lindemer, choreography
    Christine Ghezzo, Raga Singer, Lynne Needle & Kent Lindemer, dancers

Closing to be Announced ........................................................................................ Dinu Ghezzo


ABOUT DINU GHEZZO


Much involved in national and international music projects, Dinu Ghezzo is currently founder and president of Musica Nueva Malaga Festival (Spain), International Composers and Interactive Artists, President of NABLA Ensemble, International Music Consortium), and Assisi International Music Days, among many others.

He is past director of ANMC Inc., Todi International Music Days, Gubbio Festival, Molfetta Festival, CIPAM Festival in Montevarchi (Italy), Constanta International Music Days, and The Week of Romanian American Music in Oradea, Romania. He has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar, visiting composer at the American Academy in Rome, composer-in-residence at Dresden Festival, and guest composer at the Berlin Hochschuel der Kunste (Germany), Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Hungarian Arts and Letters Academy (Budapest), Jerusalem Music Academy (Israel) and the Music Academy in Krakow (Poland).

His music is performed worldwide, published by Edition Salabert and other leading publishers, and recorded on labels in the US and abroad.

Dr. Ghezzo has concluded a thirty-four year career at NYU as professor of music and Director of the Composition Studies. He is currently Professor Emeritus at NYU, where the Music & Performing Arts Department has instituted the Dinu Ghezzo Composition Award.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Through the breadth of my travel experience, I've been very often exposed to lots of new ideas and new choices for my ideas. I've discovered worlds that I did not know existed ! Some of them have helped in redefining or enriching my music language.

I have a particular interest in improvisation. I just came back from the EMUFEST in Rome, where I performed in an incredible improv piece with Giancarlo Schiafini (trombone) and Riccardo Santoboni (interactive computer). I also presented a work with dance and in general I have great interest in dance & technology issues.

NYU has been my home for more than 34 years. It became my center of activities, in many ways my own composition studio. And in many ways, I consider myself more of a composer's educator than a plain composer. Having had the opportunity to direct the NYU (Washington Square) orchestra, the NYU Contemporary Players, and direct the NYU Composers Forum has given me also the opportunity to develop and learn more about musical possibilities. In many ways, I am still learning, and I am applying all I know and still discover, to my present students there.

Dinu Ghezzo


 

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