Next live concert The Art of the Fugue explained by Filippo Gorini will be on 28 November 2020 at 23h00

Filippo Gorini is curating a documentary-style series of short films to shed new light on thematics suggested by The Art of Fugue in discussion with eminent minds in the fields of music, arts, cinema and sciences. These will be directed and filmed throughout the coming year by Robert Cibis at Oval Media (well-known for the ard-winning documentary film Pianomania) and streamed on Quebec Baroque.

The 25-year-old Italian pianist will perform the work on 29 November as part of this year’s Festival Bach Montréal, but it will actually be live-streamed from the atrium lobby of the monumental Mole Antonelliana in Turin (Italy’s National Museum of Cinema), on to  the Festival’s new streaming platform Québec Baroque, to the public of Festival Bach Montréal as well as around the world. This unique event is an exemplary demonstration of deft international collaboration and resilience by the global arts community in the face of a crisis. With international travel for musicians becoming more and more challenging  following the onslaught of Covid-19, Festival Bach Montréal began exploring new ways in which to feature an international artist as part of its festival line-up for 2020. 

The concert will be the first step of an extensive journey into the heart of this unfathomable work – a journey that will embrace live and digital formats so as to share Filippo’s discoveries with the largest possible audience. 

Gorini, who has been fascinated by this ‘miracle of human creativity’ since the age of 18, took full advantage of the Coronavirus lockdown to concentrate his study of the work, further broaden his ideas and channel his passion and energy into this project. 

“Nothing makes me as passionate as delving into a deep work of music, taking a long time to make sense of it, and then sharing what I have achieved with an audience. This is the heart of making music for me as a performer, and when I received the news of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, I knew I could use their support to finally bring to the world a project on Bach’s “The Art of Fugue”, a work I deeply love and had already been slowly studying since 2013.” Filippo Gorini

La Mole Antonelliana – Conçue et commencée par l’architecte Alessandro Antonelli en 1863, n’a été achevée qu’en 1889. Avec une hauteur de 167,5 mètres, c’était le plus haut bâtiment en brique d’Europe à l’époque.

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The Art of the Fugue explained by Filippo Gorini

Filippo Gorini is curating a documentary-style series of short films to shed new light on thematics suggested by The Art of Fugue in discussion with eminent minds in the fields of music, arts, cinema and sciences. These will be directed and filmed throughout the coming year by Robert Cibis at Oval Media (well-known for the ard-winning documentary film Pianomania) and streamed on Quebec Baroque.

28 November 2020 at 23h00

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