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Resp. Roberto Valtancoli
Consulenza artistica Arturo Tamayo
Assistente Francesco Bossaglia

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email: Roberto Valtancoli


With the 2016/17 season, 900presente has achieved its 18th edition. 5 concerts are planned from February 2016 to April 2017, all co-produced with Rete Due of the RSI. 

Since the beginning, 900presente has proposed more than fifty concerts, theatrical and multimedia productions and recordings for the Radiotelevisione svizzera RSI. It has featured well-known musicians and composers such as K. Huber, T. Bräm, M. Jarrell, R. Kelterborn, S. Sciarrino, S. Gervasoni, J.L. Darbellay, G. Manzoni, A. Corghi, G. Aperghis, J. Schöllhorn, H. Birtwistle, S. Bussotti and H. Lachenmann.

Numerous and ever-growing are the premieres, which are synonymous of its original and constantly developing programming. Among the most recent works commissioned to be composed for 900presente, are the "Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano" (2010) by Jean Luc Darbellay and Giacomo Manzoni's music for "Cascando" (2011), the radio drama by Samuel Beckett. In 2016 the music for "Il giardino della vita" was commissioned to be composed by José María Sánchez-Verdú, with lyrics by Gilberto Isella. 

Among the regular, noteworthy partners in the 900presente seasons is the “Settore Prosa RSI”, which over the years has allowed us to produce several radio dramas in concert form. For large, multimedia performances, there have been memorable productions with the Bachelor of Arts SUPSI in Visual communication and the Accademia Teatro Dimitri. Recent titles are: "The Threepenny Opera" by K. Weill and B. Brecht, "Satyricon" by B. Maderna, "Kraanerg" by I. Xenakis, "The rape of Lucretia" by B. Britten, "Le Dit des Jeux du Monde" by A. Honegger, "Der Gelbe Klang" by V. Kandinsky, "Gesti vocali" with music by L. Berio and D. Schnebel, "Dadamusica" with music by G. Antheil and E. Satie.

Arturo Tamayo is the artistic director and is assisted by Francesco Bossaglia. Roberto Valtancoli is the music producer. 

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