Scelsi Festival 2014

ouvrir la pensée à la lumière (G.S.)

Concert Programmes

Opening night, 8 January 2014 „A l’autre bout“ 

20:00 Introduction by the president of Fondazione Scelsi in Rome, Nicola Sani

Giacinto Scelsi: Okanagon (1968) for harp, double bass and tam tam

Preghiera per un’ ombra
(1954) for clarinet

Sei Paralipomeni (1930 – 40) for piano – Premiere

Il allait seul (1974) for cello

Poems by Scelsi translated by Marianne Schroeder

Giacinto Scelsi Dharana (1975) for cello und and double bass

Canti del Capricorno (1972-73) extracts: for solo voice, two duetts (voice with saxophone and voice with double bass) and a trio (voice with two percussionists)

Day 2: 9. January 2014 „To The Master“ 

17:30 Talk by Nicola Sani, president, and Dr Carlotta Pellegrini, director of research at Fondazione Isabella Scelsi, as well as Jürg Wyttenbach, Marianne Schroeder, Jürg Laederach, Dr Markus Bandur (Detmold College of Music) and N.N. (radio)

19:15 Dhrupad song mit Amit Sharma (voice and tanpura)


Giacinto Scelsi To The Master (1972) No. 2 for cello and piano

Robert Schumann Mit Humor from Fünf Stücke im Volkston op. 105 for cello and piano

Iannis Xenakis Kottos (1977) for solo cello

Giacinto Scelsi Hyxos for flute in G, gong and small cow bells (1955)

Luigi Dallapiccola Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio (1945) for cello

Robert Schumann nicht zu rasch from Fünf Stücke im Volkston op. 102 IV for cello and piano

Giacinto Scelsi Ballata (1943) for cello and piano

Day 3: 10 January 2014  „Tu es l’ordre“

20:00 Improvisation

Part 1

Giacinto Scelsi C’est bien la nuit (1972) for double bass

Giacinto Scelsi Sonata (c. 1935) for violin and piano

Giacinto Scelsi Ko-Lho (1966) for flute and clarinet


Jürg Wyttenbach (10) minUTiatures (2011) for flute and cello

Giacinto Scelsi extract from  for solo voice

Kya (1959) for clarinet and seven instruments (cor anglais, horn, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, viola and cello) conducted by Jürg Wyttenbach


Part 2.

Reading of Gabriel Josipovici’s Infinity with Gabriel Josipovici (english) and Desirée Meiser (german), Translated by Jürg Laederach

Giacinto Scelsi extracts from  I capricci di TY (1938-39) Suite No 6 for solo piano

Giacinto Scelsi Arc-en-ciel (1973) for two violins