stage ocw presents crimmp_32 with a program fully dedicated to the work of the italian composer giacinto scelsi

the program features:



crimmp_32, giacinto scelsi, sebastiano d’ayala valva, the first motion of the immovable, ocw, stage for small scale events, rotterdam

1 | screening of the documentary by sebastiano d’ayala valva, which won the 2018 idfa award for best first appearance | when sebastiano d’ayala valva was 10 years old, his father played him music by his cousin, the composer giacinto scelsi. _he found it frightening. _now he attempts to penetrate the world of a composer who remained obscure for many years and whose ideas about music and sound were unorthodox. _scelsi, who died in 1988, claimed that he didn’t create his music himself, but that it came to him from the gods. _he spent much of his life as a recluse and refused to be photographed. _here he comes to life through the memories of singers and musicians, in powerful visual associations in which nature often plays a role, in the palm tree in which he’s said to be reincarnated, and in his music that can sometimes sound otherworldly. _the portrait unfolds organically, and its palette is broad, from personal moments with d’ayala valva’s elderly father to the abstract beauty of interference patterns generated by scelsi’s music. _it’s an introduction to a mystical universe in which scelsi himself still has a presence, in the form of sound recordings of his reflections / 83 minutes, english subtitles

2 | a number of scelsi compositions, including pieces from the cycle canti del capricorno performed by reinier van houdt and cora schmeiser. _more extensive program information will be provided soon


performances on friday evening 29th, saturday evening 30th november and sunday evening 1st december 2019

start program at 20:30 hrs.

door open 30 minutes before start, reception with coffee and tea & a drink after the performances


every event can host up to 35 visitors. _if you want to be sure of a seat, you can book one via podium@podiumocw.nl _bookings will be confirmed by e-mail. _the admission and drinks for ocw evenings are free. _yet visitors are requested to donate whatever amount they think appropriate for attending the performances afterwards. _the artist receives the collected sum after the show (incrowd funding). _so make sure you bring some cash with you and be generous with your donation

ocw, stage for small scale events, drievriendenstraat 26, 3014 js rotterdam

visitors enter the studio building at their own risk. _stage ocw is not liable for any damage to persons or goods