John Cage, In a Landscape




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Published on Nov 17, 2011


In the shadow of David and Pietà by Michelangelo. Florence, Accademia Gallery, November 2011. Lucia Bova performs "In a Landscape" by John Cage. In a Landscape (piano or harp) bears witness to a special aspect of John Cage's great focus on sound. This work is composed following the rhythmic structure of a ballet by Merce Cunningham, and explores delicate and intimate sounds reminiscent of the impressionistic music of Erik Satie, the
composer who was central to Cage's aesthetics. The immobile writing and circular development of the piece creates a
contemplative and soothing dimension, a consequence of Cage's interest in Zen Buddhism. [Lucia Bova]
Lucia Bova is Professor of Harp at the "Niccolò Piccinni" Conservatory of Music in Bari. After completing her musical
studies in Italy, she received a French degree in harp, under the guidance of Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche, and was awarded
the Premier Prix à l'Unanimité. She is dedicated to the interpretation and research of repertoire for solo harp and harp with
ensemble with a special interest in modern and contemporary repertoire. Composers such as Mencherini, Dashow, Razzi,
Chasalow, Saylor, Ambrosini, Morricone, Giri, Sollima, Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, Bellino and Podio have all composed for her.
She works with various ensembles such as Alter Ego, Ars Ludi, PMCE and Dissonanzen. She has given concerts in
prestigious concert halls in Italy and the United States, Canada, Brazil, Poland, Spain and Germany. She has made
recordings as a soloist and in ensembles for BMG Ricordi, Universal, RAI Trade, Neuma, Capstone, Mode Records,
Bongiovanni and Label Bleu. Edizioni Suvini Zerboni recently published her book L'arpa moderna. La scrittura e la
notazione, lo strumento e il repertorio dal '500 alla contemporaneità (The modern harp. Writing and notation, the
instrument and the repertoire from the 16th century to today) which will soon be translated and distributed in the
international English language e-book format.


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