ensemble laboratoria novamusica

November 2003, the Ensemble Laboratorio Novamusica, conducted by Giovanni Mancuso, did a project called "ZZZZ...ZAPPAZORN!" with music and films by John Zorn and Frank Zappa. These concerts took place in Padova and in Venice.


Laboratorio Novamusica was founded in 1991 by some students of Music Academy “B. Marcello” of Venice. Aim of the founders was to create a music ensemble to performe contemporary music but also to establish a group of scholars and players to stimulate and at the same time investigate the tendencies of contemporary music.

Laboratorio Novamusica took part to festivals and international music happenings such as “Sonopolis” ,“Biennale dei Giovani Artisti dell'Europa Mediterranea” (Lisbon, 1994); “Intempo” (Venice, 1996); “Replay” (Gran Teatro La Fenice – Venice, 1997); Istituto di Cultura in Libano (Concerts in Beirut and Baalbek, 1999), “L'Altra Scena” (Venice, 1999), Biennale dei Giovani Artisti dell'Europa e del Mediterraneo (Rome, 1999), Piccolo Teatro (Milan, 2000), Festival Risonanze (Venice, 2002), Biennale Musica (Venice, 2000), Festival di musica contemporanea di Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain, 2001), Biennale Danza (Venice, 2001), Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Madrid, 2002), CDMC (Madrid, 2002). Laboratorio Novamusica recorded for RAI (Italy) and Radio Nacional de Espana , (Spain).

Laboratorio Novamusica collaborated also with Pietro Tonolo, Gavin Bryars, Paolo Angeli, Pietro Borgonovo and Renato Rivolta.

Since 2001 the ensemble is resident group of Groggia Theatre in Venice.

In 2002 Laboratorio Novamusica founded Galatina Records and released Musica Compressa , its first CD.





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