PMCE
PARCO DELLA MUSICA CONTEMPORANEA ENSEMBLE

Directed by Tonino Battista, the PMCE - Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble is an orchestra composed of musicians specialized in new executive techniques able to interpreting and conveying the current different and multiple kinds of music. The ensemble, born and raised in the Auditorium Parco della Musica throughout the various contemporary music seasons, has developed a modular group of musicians called in to perform different projects from time to time. They have among the best solos of the international scene who worked closely with composers like Karlheinz Stockhausen, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Gavin Bryars, Unsuk Chin, Ivan Fedele, Salvatore Sciarrino, Franco Donatoni, Michele Dall’Ongaro, Giorgio Battistelli, Francesco Filidei, Francesco Antonioni and many other contemporary musicians. Through these years, the PMCE has collaborated to projects often represented in prestigious international contexts (Konzerthaus-Berlin, Het Theatre Amsterdam, Nueva Musica-Buenos Aires, Radio Svizzera-Lugano, WPAF-Lahore, Parigi-Festival d’Automne, Biennale Musica di Venezia), and has made important first performances as the one 2x5 by Steve Reich in the uncut version for double quintet, the Italian premiere of some operas by Elliott Carter, of Le Noir de l’Etoile by Gérard Grisey (with Margherita Hack) and of Little Imber by Gyia Kancheli (with Franco Battiato), to the world premiere of Le Streghe di Venezia by Philip Glass (on revisited text by Vincenzo Cerami and the direction of Giorgio Barberio Corsetti); and more first performances of works by Arvo Pärt (with Arianna Savall’s voice) and first ever performances by Frank Zappa with Gail Zappa’s supervision. Among the latest concerts, it had a great success at the last Biennal Musica di Venezia edition with music by Unsuk Chin as first performance, and during the Festival Romaeuropa, in co-production with Musica per Roma, the opera showing by Mauro Montalberti on Marco Paolini’s text with Mario Brunello as solo.