UNESCO Cities of Music Newsletter - November 2012 - Visit Gent


UNESCO Cities of Music Newsletter - November 2012 - Visit Gent

UNESCO Cities of Music Newsletter - November 2012


On the hundredth anniversary of his birth and twentieth

anniversary of his death Bologna has dedicated a one year

events to the American composer John Cage.Centocage is

realized thanks to the collaboration of various public and

private local organizations coordinated by the Cultural

Department of the Municipality of Bologna.

On the 16 th and 24 th of November three final events for centocage will take place, coming from

the most diversified background: from the “high” culture Municipality Opera House and the

local University to the grassroots social center TPO, thus reflecting the spirit of the whole


JUST MISSED 16 th November- John Cage and the New York avant-garde composers


Round table organized in collaboration with the Cultural Association Il Saggiatore musicale,

dedicated to the relationships developed in the 50s and 60s between Cage and the avantgarde

New York composers Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff.

JUST MISSED 16 th November - Lothar Zagrosek Simphonic Concert at the Teatro


Morton Feldman “Coptic light”, Franz Schubert “Sinfonia n. 6 in do maggiore D. 589, Piccola”

Director Lothar Zagrosek; Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

24 th November - Imaginary landscape/3, Exit from the cage Concert

Concert of a group of musicians, coming from different stylistic contexts, who dialogue with

John Cage's work and thought.

For more information please click here: Centocage Info PDF

Website: http://en.centocage.it/

BOLOGNA JAZZ FESTIVAL 7 th Edition: 15 th – 25 th November 2012

Bologna has been loving jazz since 1958 and celebrates this love each year in

November with its Jazz Festival. This year edition features

jazz stars Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea, Jim Hall, John

McLaughlin and many others.

Bologna has been loving jazz since 1958. All the greatest

musicians played at its Jazz Festival, the most ancient one in Italy:

Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Keith

Jarrett, Miles Davis... After a few occasional editions, the Bologna Jazz Festival (previously

Festival Internazionale del Jazz) was born again for good in 2006, keeping the same love for

jazz and the same attention to the international jazz scene it used to have.

Bologna Jazz Festival takes place each year in November and performances are held in

beautiful different venues such as theaters, pubs, clubs and restaurants of Bologna and


In the latest editions many international jazz stars have played at Bologna Jazz Festival,

among them Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stefano Bollani, Dave Holland, Cassandra

Wilson, Rachelle Ferrell, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny and The Manhattan Transfer.

The upcoming 2012 edition will take place November 15 th to 25 th and will be

featuring international jazz stars such as Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea Trio with the

bass player Christian McBride and the drummer Brian Blade, the jazz guitar legend

Jim Hall, John McLaughlin and the 4 th Dimension introducing their latest CD Here

This Now, and many others great musicians that will be playing in jazz clubs.

This year 2012 edition is in loving memory of recently passed away Massimo Mutti, who was

the President and Artistic Director of Bologna Jazz Festival since 2006.


Bologna Jazz Festival 2011 - Stefano Bollani Trio

All info and complete programme available at www.festivaljazzbologna.it

Download full concert schedule by clicking here: Concert Schedule

The Ghent Festival of Flanders & Film Festival Ghent – a

review on two musical festivals

This autumn and according to the annual tradition, the Festival of Flanders and

the Film Festival Ghent were organized in Ghent. In both festivals, which have a long

standing tradition, music plays a prominent role. A review …

From 15 to 29 September 2012, the 55th

edition of the Ghent Festival of

Flanders was organized. The festival

opened with OdeGand, a spectacular

event which celebrated its 10th

anniversary this year. The Ghent

Festival distinguishes itself thanks to the

top quality of the performances, its

diversity and creativity.

180 classical and world-music concerts

were performed by over 1,500

(inter)national artists. Attracting over

55,000 visitors, the Festival has become

the talk of the music scene with events

like “Avanti!”, the Venetian ball, “KidsOdeGand” and “OdeGand”, all fixed values during the


The Festival is already preparing for its 56th edition which will take place from 14 to 28

September 2013.


About a month later, from 9 to 20 October, the 39th edition of the Film Festival

Ghent took place.

Music has always been very important for this festival. That is the

reason why the festival has organized the World Soundtrack

Awards since 2001. We are talking about the most prestigious film

music awards of the world which earns the Film Festival Ghent a

unique place among thousands of film festivals.

Also this year, the top of film music gathered at the Kuipke for the

12th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert. The guest of honour was James

Newton Howard, composer of a.o. ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘King Kong’, ‘The Sixth Sense’ and

‘Pretty Woman’. His oeuvre was performed live by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted

by Dirk Brossé.

The world-famous Italian composer Pino Donaggio was also one of the prominent guests. He

earned his reputation owing to the soundtracks for the films of Brian De Palma and was

awarded that evening a Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional career.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of James Bond and the release of ‘Skyfall’, the Film

Festival Ghent and the Flemish tv channel één presented ‘007 in concert: Flemish talent sings

James Bond’. Together with the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé, the cream

of Flemish pop and rock music dressed their favourite Bond songs up as something brand


And last but not least, a number of film concerts were scheduled during the Film Festival.



For more videos of the Ghent Film Festival, please visit: http://www.filmfestival.be

For more information, please visit:




Glimps, an International Showcase Festival

Glimps is an international music festival that presents 80 upcoming bands from all over

Europe. The 2nd edition will be organized on 14 and 15 December 2012.

Ghent also dares to start with totally new music projects. In this respect, Glimps was

organized for the very first time in 2011.

Glimps is an international music festival that presents 80 upcoming bands from all over

Europe. The bands are staged throughout the city in 12 venues, from small intimate places to

prestigious concert halls. Glimps presents 'Tomorrow's Music Today' - exciting bands that are

ready for a breakthrough in Europe.

The second edition will be organized on 14 and 15 December 2012.

A glimpse on the programme: I Got You On Tape (Denmark), Black Twig (Finland), Me And

My Drummer(Germany), Volkova Sisters (Hungary), Jungle By Night (the

Netherlands), Francis International Airport(Austria), Mujeres (Spain), Bologna

Violenta (Italy), Navel (Switzerland), French Wives (Scotland). From Belgium, amongst many

others, Oscar & The Wolf, Mary & Me, Dans Dans, Roscoe and Dan San will perform. Glimps

is an initiative of 5 music organizations from Ghent (Rock'O Co, Keremos, Democrazy,Gent

Jazz Festival and Vooruit) and is organized within the framework of Ghent - Unesco Creative

City of Music.

For more information, please visit:



Glasgow UNESCO City of Music celebrates

another successful Family Fun Day.

With a theme of an “underwater party”, this year’s Glasgow UNESCO City of Music’s

Family Fun Day was a huge success.

On the 22 nd September 2012, Glasgow

UNESCO City of Music and Glasgow

Music teamed up to create a day of

underwater music and fun for all the

family at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Attendance topped 1,200 with children of

all ages coming to enjoy our own

projects alongside those of partners

including Scottish Chamber

Orchestra, Royal Scottish National

Orchestra, Children’s Classic Concerts,

Dr Octopus & his Wheels of Steel, Black

Star Steel Band and Gamelan Naga

Mas to name but a few as well as nonmusical

content including crafts, facepainting

and pirates which added to the festive atmosphere.


Audience feedback via an online questionnaire rated the range of activities, quality of

activities and musical content as ‘Excellent” and comments in response to ‘What did you most

enjoy” included:

‘The violinist giving my three yr old and five yr old the opportunity to play violin.' something

they wouldn't normally get chance to try!'

‘We loved the SCO & being able to play instruments. The under the sea installation was

also brilliant and we lost our children there for a long time. Quote from my 6 yr old son 'I

really didn't want to go to this at all, but once we went I really didn't want to leave'

‘We brought our 4 year old and 1 year old girls and had the best time. There really was

something for everyone (even the adults!). We had a go at everything from singing and

dancing to arts and crafts and playing violin. This is easily one of the best events we've

come along to as a family and I can't wait for the next one! Thanks!’

Glasgow UNESCO City of Music 'Inspiring Encounters'

Glasgow UNESCO City of Music runs a number of ‘Inspiring Encounter’ events to give young

people access to inspiring figures in the music world through Q&A sessions.

In 2011/12 these included Philip Glass, Alfred Brendel and Geoff Ellis and we have

already lined up Steve Reich in March 2013. These sessions are free to young musicians

and are advertised and promoted mostly through social media.

November 2011: Legendary pianist, Sir Alfred Brendel spoke about his interpretation,

methods and techniques to an audience of around 450 including more than 50 young

performers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

February 2012: Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts spoke about his career in music in an

event timed to link with the launch of T in the Park 2012. 300 tickets went for this event, which

also showcased two excellent young Glasgow bands, Miniature Dinosaurs and GoBoBot.


May 2012: Philip Glass: one of the most famous musicians in the world talks about his

varied career in experimental, film, commercial and classical music to inspire young

composers and performers.


May 2012: In partnership with EMS’s Chamber Music conference, David Harrington, leader

of Kronos Quartet, discusses the ways in which he has reshaped our understanding of what it

means to be a string quartet.

For more information please visit: www.glasgowcityofmusic.com or follow us on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/GlasgowCityofMusic or Twitter: @AllGlasgowMusic


When Glasgow Music introduced The

Piano to the city’s musical calendar last

year it was deliberately not called a

‘festival’. This year, however, the range

of events and performers that are on

offer at The Piano means there is no

other word to do it justice.

The Piano Festival 2012 is a coming

together of grand stars and newcomers,

new work and old masters, familiar

favourites and novelties which will all

celebrate the greatest musical

instrument of them all.

At the heart of this new and exciting

festival are two performances that come together by lucky chance. Two of the greatest

pianists of our day, Richard Goode and Elisabeth Leonskaja, will play the immense last

sonatas of two men who lived in the same city at the same time and died within a couple of

years of each other, yet belonged to completely different worlds – Beethoven and Schubert.

On consecutive Sunday nights, 18th and 25th November, these wonderful cycles of beautiful

music will be performed by these mesmerising artists.

Nyman and Glass at the Movies will also be a highlight of the Piano Festival 2012. With their

global reputations as film composers Glass and Nyman have created two of the most popular

piano soundtracks of all time which have become concert works in their own right. Hear them

both played here by the brilliant Alasdair Beatson as soloist.

For more information, please visit: http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/whatson/

Seville European Film Festival.




The Seville Film Festival is screened and supported in streets and theatres. This time the

celluloid gives way to the music decibels not to give rest to the audiences. The best European

Films will be seen during the day to later taste them while enjoying the musical evenings.

There are special passes available which grant admission to every concert, for only 15 Euros,

though some of the sessions will be completely free of charge. This is going to be a full week

of rock, electronic, indie, techno-cabaret fusing cinema and music. A broad range of musical

styles will be offered:


+ After Party DJ: Narcotic Sound System

Café Casino de la Exposición

Friday 2nd, 00.30

Free access, subject to seating availability

Under the name Santa Leone Orchestra we find Andrés

Herrera, Pájaro, a mythical guitarist for bands in Seville, and for some

of the most marvellous musicians who now accompany him in his

latest hit record “Santa Leone”. After crossing himself before San

Juan de la Cruz to the rhythm of Dick Dale and sermonizing with the

phrasing of a Carosone, the always ambitious Pájaro now dares to

revive the whistles of spaghetti westerns and the sounds of European

celluloid in a repertoire where he mixes some of the compositions of

his successful LP and themes from other pertinent soundtracks from yesterday and today.


+ After Party DJ: Reyes Estrada

Casa Palacio Monasterio (C/ Amor de Dios, 18)

Saturday 3, 00.30 h.

Pass required / €10 tickets at the box office.

They say that at 15 he was already behind the turntables. Now, at 43, David Holmes is much

more than a sought-after dj, a renowned composer of soundtracks - like his work with Steven

Soderbergh- or an artist always open to collaboration, as shown by his work together with The

Free Association or re-mixes for U2, Primal Scream or Saint Etienne. Today, David Holmes is

synonymous with cool. His ability to discover lost jewels from deep soul or more danceable

psychedelia or to put music to the heists of Danny Ocean and his cohorts in casinos around

the world attest to it.


La Carbonería

Sunday 4th, 00.30

Free access, subject to seating availability

She’s the latest talk of the indie town, and someone who completely goes her own way

indeed. Her thing is folk songs. There you have it. Of course for her and her followers –

the MUNICIPAL BAND with only two members – they poke fun in a show at times comical, at

times lyrical, but always dazzling. Their repertoire equally covers all types of Spanish folkloric

music. Her just released debut album “Anónimo”, has given us a taste of her talent. But her

music is even better live; with a staging and attitude that reminds us of the most delirious

punk moments of Jonathan Richman.



+ After Party DJ: Mondongo Djs

Sala Malandar

Monday 5th, 00.30

Pass required / €10 tickets at the box office.

Already an indispensable name in our scene, the Galicians have made their hypnotic,

obsessive and

visceral sound a watchword in music. Combining with incredible ability the thunder of My

Bloody Valentine and Jesus and Mary Chain with a fifties sound mixed by Phil Spector, the

authors of that ode to the mystic of rock that is “Año Santo” are the native prophets of

feedback. And an authentic religious live experience, able to make you suddenly levitate from

fuzz and reverb. And if to so much majestic sound we add the tremendous personal lyrics not

exempt from black humour, the miracle, dear brothers, is served.


+ After Party DJ: Tali Carreto

Sala Malandar

Tuesday 6th, 00.30

Pass required / €5 tickets at the box office.

They are the extravagant winners, along with Checopolaco from Granada, of the last edition

of Circuito Pop Rock Joven de Andalucía. They come to this appointment with a new

record, the powerful “One Day In Summer”, recorded in the Sputnik Grabaciones

Estelares studio together with Jordi Gil (Maga, Sr. Chinarro…). Their attachment to the

rock and blues classics results in a vigorous live show, where the aesthetics of its band

members are only the antechamber of a braided repertoire with uncommon brio that stuns the

audience with a succession of unappealable hits.


+ After Party DJ: Vidal Romero

Sala Malandar

Wednesday 7th, 00.30

Pass required / €5 tickets at the box office.

Betunizer is one of those names to remember, a band far from formalisms and labels and

always ready to surprise. Not in vain, its three solo members, come from other formations

like Estrategia Lo Capto!,Ciudadano and La Orquesta del Caballo Ganador. If their

furious “Quien nace para morir ahorcado nunca morirá ahogado” already called the

attention of the weirdest music-lovers, “Boogalizer”, their following and eagerly awaited

work, has once again proclaimed their irreverent conception of punk rock and their hypervitamined

musical discourse. Noise a trois, never said better.



+ After Party DJ: Zurrapa de Lómer Djs

Casa Palacio Monasterio

Thursday 8th, 00.30

Pass required / €5 tickets at the box office.

They were semi-finalists in the Project Demo 2011 of FIB and one of the most gratifying

surprises in the recent edition of Monkey Week. Orchestra director Ramos Dual –drummer

in bands like Flow and Prin La Lá, has also worked with artists of the magnitude of Howe

Gelb- gets between the sheets with Soland Inesperada, two great frontwomen, to deliver a

terrific show. A lubricated and electrified show, frenetically halfway between punk, rock and



+ After Party DJ: 21

Casa Palacio Monasterio

Friday 9th, 00.30

Pass required / €5 tickets at the box office.

He’s one of those open secrets in indie country. Attention! He’s going to be one of the

greatest. Or he already is, except you haven’t noticed yet. In his second solo work

(Domingo also cultivates his more vertiginous rock side in Psychoine), “En la distancia”,

has turned from English to Spanish lyrics and has suffused the compositions with a

Mediterranean aroma, as accessible as it is intoxicating. Always open to improvisations in his

live performances, more the fruit of inspiration than chance.


+ After Party DJ: Dj Antuan

Café Casino de la Exposición

Saturday 10th, 00.30

Free access, subject to seating availability

His song “Breakfast in Spitalfields” was the most popular song on the BBC for a month only

surpassed by the queen Adele. Would you like to know his other merits He was opening

performer for Amy Winehouse, but before that he won a grant to study at the Liverpool

Institute for Performing Artists, yes, the school founded by Paul McCartney. His show

comprises pure nu-soul with tones of crooner, rock and blues, where Zelada is bundled up by

his impeccable band.


For more information, please visit: www.festivaldesevilla.com

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