When Fausto Romitelli died in 2004 at the age of only 41, the music world grieved for one of the most promising Italian composers of the younger generation. His wild, unbridled explorations of psychedelic rock, punk or noise music are still awaiting discovery by a broader audience. Ensemble Modern honours the composer in a ›Happy New Ears‹ concert on April 2, 2019 conducted by Christian Karlsen, which features his cycle ›Professor Bad Trip: Lesson I, II & III‹. The experiments of the artist Henri Michaux with the drug mescaline inspired these through-composed borderline experiences. Moderator Patrick Hahn interviews the neurophysiologist and brain researcher Wolf Singer.
Happy New Ears