Tuesday, 9 August 2016 | 11:30 | Lichtenbergschule (Mensa)

Lecture: François Sarhan & L'Instant Donné

François Sarhan & L'Instant Donné: The life and work of Mario Bossi

Few composers have stimulated so passionate debates than Mario Bossi in the latest years: there is no concrete trace of him to be found, only one manuscript and a few letters, an empty entry in the IMD archives... For his detractors, Bossi is a hoax. For his admirers, he is the missing link between the European conception of music after war and the eastern ritual and mystical music which will become so influencial in the 60s and 70s... So his sudden death in 1948 might not be indifferent to the immense potential of his ideas... New unreleased documents and music will be performed by L'Instant Donné, and presented by François Sarhan.