UNA RELAZIONE FlLOSOFICA ROMANTICA E IDEALISTA (Massimo Cacciari)


Massimo Cacciari, a life long friend of Luigi Nono and a former mayor of Venice, has a piece in La Repubblica:

Per comprendere come un amore, una relazione, cioè, necessaria, sia fatta di tradimenti e fraintendimenti, di radicali incomprensioni e meschine gelosie, possa trascorrere da virginee tenerezze a implacabili odi, è a Germania e Italia che occorre pensare. La Germania è “in viaggio ” verso l’Italiafin dal suo definirsi come grande nazione. È “in viaggio” verso dilei anche quando con violenza vi secede: il suo umanesimo e la sua Riforma formano un movimento inseparabile.

I have a PDF for your reading pleasure here, dear reader.

Stefan Beyst On Luigi Nono’s Prometeo


I came across this essay by Stefan Beyst on Nono’s Prometeo – a revolutionary work, if there was ever one in this century (although calling it “revolutionary” is already lame since everyone who ever comes across it immediately does so). Nono worked on Prometeo for a long time in collaboration with an Italian philosopher (and all-around intellectual) Massimo Cacciari. The result was a performance at San Lorenzo in Venice in 1984 that was quite interesting – a new sort of stage production was constructed with electronic and spacial innovations. Some background info for the curios can be found here.

I thought this section of the essay was curious: Continue reading