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Everything

keeps

REPEATING,

yet constantly

changing

A musical project by Serena Chillemi and Tommaso Farinetti

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A concert that feels like a discovery

Minimal music was born in the United States in the 1960s, based on the desires of some composers to break the mould and to distance themselves considerably from twentieth century avant-garde serial music.


La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass were some of the leaders of this musical movement, which was primarily based on the repetition of rhythmic and melodic cells.


This repetition becomes a means of destruction and innovation that stretches the perception of time and breaks all the rules, creating a listening experience where both auditory and visual imagination is amplified by rhythmic paroxysms and melodic repetition.


The pianists Serena Chillemi and Tommaso Farinetti present a programme for two pianos, the result of thorough and meticulous research. This stimulating concert pulls the audience into a powerful and rousing journey through sound unlike any other.


On the programme: pieces by Philip Glass, David Lang, John Adams

The Minimal Duo

Sometimes life makes decisions for us and destinies intertwine simply because it was meant to be.
Serena and Tommaso met by chance on a day like any other in June 2014 in the great Bavarian metropolis, neither of them imagining that such a brief moment could decisively change the course of their lives.


Both pianists, Italians living in Germany, driven by the desire to challenge themselves and experience new cultures: her, passionate and Mediterranean; him, reflective and more rational, united by a burning passion for contemporary music and the irresistible urge to experiment with new musical languages.


Both established concert performers, they also have professional backgrounds outside the purely 'academic' world of classical music. 

The Minimal Duo was born on the very day that they first met, with this simple question: "Would you like to play Piano Phase by Steve Reich?".


Thus began a period of research, study, and deepening of knowledge of minimalist music for two grand pianos, which finally made its debut in October 2021 in the renowned Black Box Saal in the Gasteig in Munich.

The debut - Black box Saal - Gasteig - Munich

The two chefs of the evening couldn't be more different from each other! THE RESULT: a fresh menu full of SURPRISES!

Across the Alps - Sala Maffeiana - Verona

Programme notes

The two pianos in the centre of the hall have a long story to tell, beginning in the 1960s when several composers, including Steve Reich, La Monte Young, and Philip Glass, more or less knowingly created a new musical movement, taking particular inspiration from the figurative arts of the period...READ MORE.

Minimal Duo: Impro and Electronics

"In everyday life, we are constantly searching for a way of communicating that feels authentic, profound, and revealing. For us, playing and improvising together feels like travelling in this direction together. 
No filters, just us, one after the other. 
The freedom created by the lack of a score does not scare us. Quite the contrary! The same goes for the infinite number of possibilities for sound combination provided by the use of electronics. Improvisation is another dimension of our duo. It is fundamental and complementary to the aforementioned freedom, and allows us to engage as spontaneous composers."

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Contacts

E-mail: info@minimal-duo.com

Phone: +49 (0) 176 64 88 43 01

or +49 (0) 175 67 59 017

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Credits

Photos Minimal Duo: Massimo Fiorito

Pictures video Teaser and video trailer concert in

Gasteig: Massimo and Pietro Fiorito

 Pictures video trailer concert in Verona: Daniele Ferrero

Upcoming concerts

19.02.'24

Teatro Naselli Comiso

6.30 pm

23.02.'24

Kulturetage Messestadt Riem

8 pm

13.04.'24

Kulturhaus Neutraubling

7 pm

18.04.'24

homeconcert

8 pm

Archive

21.10.'23

Piano Metz Regensburg

7.30pm

14.10.'23

Deutsches Museum Munich

8 pm

13.10.'23

Klavierwerkstatt Kontrapunkt Munich

6.30pm

08.07.'23

Hauskonzert - Messestadt Riem

6.30pm

01.08.'23

Klavierstudio Munich

 6:30 pm

09.09.'22

Monacorti -  Istituto italiano di Cultura

Monaco di Baviera - 6 pm

09.08.'22

RARA Festival - Palazzolo Acreide

Siracusa Italy

01.10.'21

Gasteig Black Box - München

7 and 9.30 pm

10.10.'21

Stagione di musica da camera, Teatro sociale, Sala storica - Alba 9.15 pm

13.10.'21

Teatro Filarmonico, Sala Maffeiana - Verona - 8 pm 

12.12.'21

Kulturzentrum 2411 Blodigstrasse - München 8 pm

29.09.'21

Kultur im Schloss - Neukirchen i. H. Blut 7.30 pm

Listen

II. Movement for two PianosPhilip Glass
00:00 / 06:26
III. Movement for two PianosPhilip Glass
00:00 / 06:22
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