Tarek Atoui - THE GROUND Sessions

Palazzo Grassi, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
20/11 - 21/11/2019


20th-21st November 2019
Tarek Atoui - THE GROUND Sessions
Palazzo Grassi and Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi

THE GROUND Sessions is a series of performances conceived by Tarek Atoui for Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana that stem from THE GROUND, the artist’s composition currently on view at the 58th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.

These performances form a diptych and build on one another in the spaces of Palazzo Grassi and of the Teatrino. For each movement, Tarek Atoui uses different instruments created by himself and composes intricate sound environments. The performers invited by Atoui are long-term collaborators and artists with whom he has recently worked on THE GROUND.

The artistic practice of Tarek Atoui brings together music and contemporary art, and explores new approaches to listening through participatory and collaborative performances. In his complex environments, the artist questions notions of performance, collaboration and installation.

Wednesday 20 November, from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Palazzo Grassi
Drummer and electro-acoustic music composer and performer Uriel Barthélémi will present a solo concert that will expand into a quintet performance the next day at Teatrino.
Free admission from 5 pm.

Thursday 21 November, from 6.30 pm to 8 pm
Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Alan Affichard, Igor Porte and Rosario Sorbello will improvise along Tomoko Sauvage in the theatre’s foyer, while in the auditorium, Daniel Araya processes the sounds of this quartet and turns them into techno ambient acid matters.
Free entry subject to capacity

Performers: Alan Affichard, Uriel Barthélémi, Igor Porte, Tomoko Sauvage and Rosario Sorbello.
Technical team: Alan Affichard and Igor Porte

Special thanks to the Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm