From the press release:
The Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, in collaboration with the Cy Twombly Foundation, is presenting from Friday May 20 to Saturday June 11, 2022, in its spaces at Via Crispi 18, Un/veiled – Cy Twombly, Music, Inspirations: a programme of concerts, video screenings and piped music, which includes the exhibition of a series of works by Cy Twombly (1928-2011).
The prestigious calendar includes the involvement of internationally renowned musicians and artists: Harold Budd (selection of recorded tracks), Eraldo Bernocchi and Nils Petter Molvær, Petulia Mattioli (video projections) (live 20, 21 May 2022), Isabella Summers (27, 28 May 2022), Thierry Balasse (10, 11 June 2022), Devendra Banhart and Sudan Archives (performance documentation).
Un/veiled – Cy Twombly, Music, Inspirations is the unprecedented result of an extensive survey carried out over the course of the last three years by the Cy Twombly Foundation at its branches in Rome and Gaeta at the behest of Nicola Del Roscio; a survey whose aim has been to collect, document and preserve in its archives musical compositions by musicians from various countries who have been inspired by the works of Cy Twombly or tried to establish an artistic dialogue with them.
Single tracks from the repertoires of different musicians or, in some cases, whole albums, have paid tribute to the sensibility of one of the most important artists of the 20th century, showing how creative figures from different disciplines have found an inexhaustible source of inspiration in Cy Twombly’s production. Out of this has come a rich and surprising archive that brings together the works of fourteen exponents of different genres of music, from jazz to classical music, passing through more experimental electronic works.
Out of this research came the idea of inviting some of the most interesting figures on the international panorama who have tried their hand at reinterpreting Twombly’s work, such as the Italian guitarist, composer and record-company owner Eraldo Bernocchi, the British singer-songwriter and producer Isabella Summers, founder and member of the indie-rock band Florence and the Machine, the musician Thierry Balasse, performer of the music of Pierre Henry and custodian of his orchestra of loudspeakers Son Ré.
So the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio has programmed a series of exclusive live concerts on its own premises, to be staged against the background of an exhibition presenting a selection of Cy Twombly works, open to visitors for the entire duration of Un/veiled.
The eyes of the artists invited to take part become the filters through which the public are given the possibility to observe the works of Cy Twombly from new and unusual points of view. This will allow them to discover the references to mythology, poetry and modern literature, themes which the artist used to construct kaleidoscopes that revealed the real.
Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, Rome
May 20 - June 11, 2022
For further information about the exhibition, and the full calendar of events, please visit Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio.
"Cy playing piano", Munich, 2005
Courtesy Biggi Schuler