The highlight of RBMA's four-day stay in Rome is a night of live trance, drone, techno and experimental electronics courtesy of domestic talents Lorenzo Senni, Lory D and Caterina Barbieri.
Caterina Barbieri (live)
Lorenzo Senni (live A/V)
Giorgio Gigli (DJ)
Rabih Beaini (live)
Lory D (live)
The application phase for the 2018 edition of the Red Bull Music Academy is in full swing! To pave the way for Berlin, we’re setting out for a four-day musical takeover of The Eternal City. From September 14th to 17th, the RBMA Bass Camp Rome will establish a creative environment at Casale del Gallo for 16 hand-picked participants from all across Italy. During the day, they’ll be attending lectures, workshops and studio sessions, and in the evenings they’ll bring the unique vibe of RBMA’s Bass Camps to the dancefloors of some of Rome’s most iconic spots.
Things will kick off on Thursday with a free event in the Guido Reni district featuring two eclectic sets from adept music librarian and Extrafly radio host David Nerattini AKA Little Tony Negri, and Slow Motion cohort Francisco, followed by a concert by renowned Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannson on Friday. His enigmatic soundtracks for films like Prisoners, The Theory of Everything, Sicario and Blade Runner 2049, as well as his latest solo album Orphée, have earned him international critical acclaim and quite a few nominations.
On Saturday we’ll be taking over Ex Dogana, with a series of live performances and DJ sets starting at 8 PM. First up, rising experimental artist Caterina Barbieri will showcase her pristine modular synth experiments and hypnotic loops, before Warp Records artist Lorenzo Senni presents his audio-visual performance Oracolo, with some enthralling laser action involved. The night will close with further sets by Italian techno legend Giorgio Gigli, Belgian Academy alumnus Hiele, Sandwell District affiliate Rrose, electronic maverick Rabih Beaini, as well as Lory D, one of the founding fathers of Roman techno and spokesman of Suono di Roma.