Salvatore Sciarrino: an Exhibit in Milan

Scores and archival material recount the story of his composition techniques

13 June 2017

On the occasion of the 26th edition of the Festival Milano Musica, this year dedicated to Salvatore Sciarrino, the exhibit Salvatore Sciarrino - il segno e il suono presents a selection of documents of the Sicilian composer coming from the Archivio Storico Ricordi and the Paul Sacher Foundation of Basel, together with some musical contributions.

Various kinds of materials, such as musical diagrams, sketches, notes and drawings, all characterized by the composer’s particular way of handling a pen, will be exhibited. These objects, accompanied by music selections, will recount how a mark becomes sound in the modus operandi of Sciarrino. It is a passage from words, passing through the symbols of the diagrams, to arrive at music.


Salvatore Sciarrino - il segno e il suono
Milan, Palazzo Reale
23 October – 3 December 2017
Free entrance

Angela Ida De Benedictis (Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel) 
Gabriele Dotto (Archivio Storico Ricordi, Milan) 

In collaboration with
Festival Milano Musica 
Palazzo Reale
Paul Sacher Foundation
Teatro alla Scala