Livia Rado, soprano / Ilario Morciano, sax / Igor Zobin, accordion / Lorenzo Tomio, guitars / Roberto Durante, piano and synth / Filippo Perocco, conductor
L’arsenale, established in Treviso in 2005 by young musicians and composers under the art direction of Filippo Perocco, aims to fill the gap between composing and making music; between conceiving a sound and the gesture that will produce that sound; between the lifetime of a sound and the receiving space that will consume it.
As confirmation of a perduring research devoted to New Music, the ensemble commits from the beginning to perform premieres and on demand works of young composers, promptly adapting its personnel each time.
L’arsenale organises its own festival, L’arsenale_Nuova Musica a Treviso, that features concerts, seminars, master-classes and the composition course called Chiamata alle Musiche. It constantly proposes collaborations with international level ensembles, soloists and conductors like Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, ensemble Argento, L’Imaginarie, ACME, Metropolis, Ecce, Latvian Radio Choir, ensemble Algoritmo, Edison Studio, Mario Caroli, Marco Angius, Zoltan Pesko, Michele Lomuto, Nadir Vassena, Kaspars Putninsh.
L’arsenale in 2010 received the Veneto Region Aid for the promotion and support of youth music.
In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 the ensemble received the Grant in Aid from Ernst von Siemens Foundation.
L’arsenale recently received the 35TH AWARD OF MUSICAL CRITICISM “FRANCO ABBIATI” 2016 for its promotion of contemporary music.
L’arsenale collaborates with many institutions and participates in many contemporary music festivals like the Venice Biennale, Mata Festival – New York, Unerhörte Musik – Berlin, AngelicA – Bologna, Estonian Music Days, Rassegna di Nuova Musica – Macerata, Hörfest Neue Musik – Detmold, Festival Suggestioni – Boston, American Film Festival – Wroclaw, Beams – Boston, Harvard New Music, Mi.To, music@Villa Romana – Florence, Timisoara International Music Festival, Zahl_Zeichen_Klang – Linz, Etchings – Toulouse, Ircam, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Northestern University and Brandeis University of Boston, University of Minnesota, Contemporanea and Taukay – Udine, American Academy in Rome, Goethe Institute in Rome, Deutsche Studienzentrum in Venedig, Teatro La Fenice – Venice, Teatro Comunale M. del Monaco – Treviso, Kairos, Accademia Musicale Villa Ca’ Zenobio, Compositori a Confronto – Reggio Emilia, Cemat-Progetto Sonora, ArsPublica and many others. The ensemble performed in venues like Le Poisson Rouge and Bargemusic – New York, Slosberg Music Hall and Fenway Center – Boston, Hall de Chars – Strasbourg, Fergusson Hall – Minneapolis, BKA Theatre – Berlin, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall – Boston, Banatul Philharmonic House – Timisoara, Kino Nowe Horyzonty – Wrocalw, Teatro alle Tese, Teatro Malibran, Piccolo Arsenale and Sala delle Colonne – Venice, Teatro delle Passioni – Modena, La Goldonetta – Livorno, Teatro San Giorgio – Udine, Teatro delle Voci and Teatro Eden – Treviso.
photo © Matteo De Mayda