48-hour performance by Marino Formenti
Great hall of La Centrale, Thursday October 26 from 12pm to 8:30pm and Friday October 27 from 12am, until Saturday October 28 at noon.
Marina Rosenfeld’s Deathstar is one of her longest ongoing works, comprising outcomes in numerous formats: sculpture, sound installation, concert performance, musical notation, drawing and recording.
The extended performative version of the piece presented as part of the Son Biennale is systematically interpreted by pianist Marino Formenti. It is a transcription, repeated many times, of a series of sonic and spatial displacements undergone by a singular set of sounds. This long-term iterative process was initiated during a solo exhibition, also entitled Deathstar, presented in 2017 at Portikus in Frankfurt.
Born in 1965
Lives in Vienna
Marino Formenti is a sought-after pianist, the Glenn Gould of the 21st century according to the Los Angeles Times, always on the lookout for new concert experiences and original projects.
His readings of György Kurtág and Franz Liszt, which have given rise to concerts and recordings, have left their mark on critics. For both, the approach is identical. To better approach and enlighten them, he blends their compositions, in a continuous flow, with those of other musicians, both classical and contemporary.
His exploration has led him to even more radical experiments. In Nowhere, he lives, eats, sleeps and, of course, performs for several weeks in a single space open to the public, who can also follow him via streaming. To enable a different way of experiencing and sharing music, conventions of use are abandoned, and those present can also eat, sleep, move around...
One to One, originally conceived for Art Basel 2013, offers a two-hour musical rendezvous with a single person. The configuration was extended to a full day of blind appointments in "seven studies of communication and musicality" for the Haubrok Foundation in Berlin.
Time to Gather allows the audience to choose with the pianist what will be played, to play with him, or even in his place.
Marino Formenti has performed with the greatest orchestras, and has himself conducted, notably at the invitation of Maurizio Pollini at La Scala in Milan, Salle Pleyel in Paris and the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.