Villa Pennisi in Musica

Villa Pennisi in Musica
Villa Pennisi in Musica is a Summer School where every aspect in connection with the training of live performing professionals is confronted.
This training takes place in two stages: 1_the educational stage (where lessons and in-depth analysis classes are given during the Architecture workshop “W-SOUND” and the Postgraduate courses for advanced musical studies) 2_the performance stage (the concert part the 2013 Villa Pennisi in Music Festival). Every aspect of a live event production (focusing on open-air classical music concerts) is studied: from the building of the stage and the artist’s lighting, to the best possible propagation of sound produced on stage, and the preparation of the performing artists.
All this is possible thanks to the courses and workshops that take place at Villa Pennisi, a multifunctional location that hosts architecture, acoustics and lighting design lessons as well as postgraduate courses for advanced musical studies. Together, teachers and students focus on the solutions to the different problems presented in each field: planning, construction, design, lighting, musical acoustics, breathing techniques and relaxation, musical and artistic preparation. On stage they face the final step together, (the concert), overcoming in this way the traditional student/ teacher barrier, sharing each step of the creative process, from its gestation in the classroom to the final concerts. This type of training, far from being completed with the attainment of a certificate of participation and frequency, tests the final results with the construction of the object of study.
The Stradivari Sextet is an integral part of teaching, of the Festival and of the research project related to architectural acoustics.