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Musiche Nuove Piacenza


The twelfth edition of Musiche Nuove in Piacenza, curated by the Novecento Association, a review dedicated to the most sophisticated and vital languages of music.


When: Friday, April 12, 2024, 9:15 p.m.
Where: Piacenza and Vigevano Foundation Auditorium, Via Sant’Eufemia 12, Piacenza

The interweaving of different musical approaches and instruments, stories of sounds and unbridled imagination and musical mastery is the expansive guiding principle of the Širom trio, whose members hail from the Prekmurje, Tolminsko and Kras regions of Slovenia. More than a dozen instruments and at least as many musical forms can be found in the repertoire of Iztok Koren, Samo Kutin and Ana Kravanja. For the first time in Piacenza one of the most innovative bands of recent years whose music, poised between freedom, innovation and tradition, has garnered international critical acclaim.

Craig Fortnam & Friends

When: Friday, May 24, 2024, 9:15 p.m.
Where: Piacenza and Vigevano Foundation Auditorium, Via Sant’Eufemia 12, Piacenza

International debut for the solo project of North Sea Radio Orchestra leader, Englishman Craig Fortnam, who is joined by such prestigious collaborators as violinist Laurent Valero of the Radio France Orchestra. The music on offer constitutes a ‘bewitching union of Celtic folk rhythms and suggestions with classical and oriental influences.

Boxhead Ensemble

When: Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 9:15 p.m.
Where: Piacenza and Vigevano Foundation Auditorium, via Sant’Eufemia 12, Piacenza

Only Italian date for the legendary ensemble from Phoenix, Arizona: actually, under the acronym Boxhead Ensemble lies a genius musician who for 30 years has been signing what, according to specialized music critics, is among the most innovative music on the American scene. Surrounding Michael Krassner’s genius are the best minds of his generation such as Jim O’Rourke, John McEntire and ensembles such as Tortoise, Califone and the Loftly Pillars. A composer of soundtracks that have repeatedly won festivals such as Sundance, his music paints metaphysical and real deserts, forgotten ports, and islands of memory.

Lino Capra Vaccina in “Music for the Night”

When: Friday, July 19, 2024, 9:15 p.m.
Where: Molato Dam, Upper TIdone Valley
Legendary figure of Italian minimalism, right-hand man of Franco Battiato and Markus Stockhausen, founding member of legendary ensembles such as Aktuala and Telaio Magnetico, poet of silences and argonaut of electroacoustic sound produces just this year a 56-star reviewed album worldwide, Syn-Thesis, in which the Maestro returns to analog synthesis sounds bringing an ancient semantics of Klang to new horizons.As a world premiere, he presents in the picturesque setting of the Molato Dam his new show entitled “Music for the Night,” taking the themes of John Keats and bringing them into new music.

“Waterfalls,” three concerts at Perino Falls

When: Aug. 9, 10 and 11, 2024, 9:15 p.m.
Where: Location Calenzano Fondo, 98 – Bettola (Pc)
An enchanted venue for three concerts touching on three different genres:

Earthly Powers (John Greave and Annie Barbazza), Aug. 9, from song to blending electronics and Celtic harp to classical music
Jason Turk and Ùna Ni Fhlanngain, Aug. 10
Josephine Gajtani, Aug. 11

Paul Roland

When: Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 9:15 p.m.
Where: Bobbio, Piazza Duomo
By popular demand a now traditional date with the legendary English singer-songwriter, dubbed the godfather of the Steampunk movement. Classic gothic stories set to music for a breathtaking show where the public’s taste meets the favor of the most demanding and refined critics.


When: Friday, Sept. 13, 9:15 p.m.
Where: Piacenza and Vigevano Foundation Auditorium, Via Sant’Eufemia 12, Piacenza

The Italian translation of this sea shrub is Olivello spinoso. But, in music, it is the name under which hides Andy Cartwright, a British guitarist and composer whose expressive language, employing a dobro guitar with infinite echoes and reverberations, along with a double bass, delineates new spaces drawing on a buried and shared memory. A very sweet but at the same time evocative and in some moments, as with the shrub, thorny music.

All concerts are free admission.

  • Diga del Molato - Strada Provinciale, 412 - Alta Val Tidone
  • Auditorium Fondazione Piacenza e Vigevano - via Santa Eufemia, 12/13 - Piacenza
  • Cascate del Perino - Bettola
12 April - 13 September 2024
but monday e thursday