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Fausto Romitelli: Professor Bad Trip

  • Date(s) and time(s): 20.02.2016  -  18:00
  • Place: Bruxelles, Espace Senghor
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Anything but a formalist composer, Romitelli did not shy away from hybridization, breaking down the barrier between art music and popular music. Distortion, saturation, psychedelic rock—inspired compositions and “dirty” harmonies were part of his musical universe.

The Professor Bad Trip cycle (I, II and III, 1998—2000), blending distorted colorations of acoustic and electric instruments as well as accessories like the mirliton and harmonica, was inspired by Henri Michaux’s writings under the influence of psychedelic drugs, and recreates a hallucinatory atmosphere.

Ensemble 21
Marc Collet, conductor
Centre Henri Pousseur, electronics

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