23 June 2011
VENUE: Action Base STudio, 1 Buskett road, Tal-Virtu, Rabat
Performances start at 9pm SHARP.
Audience members are advised to park NO LATER THAN 8:30pm.
A shuttle car driven by one of us will start taking audience members down to ActionBase Studio at 8:10pm.
Audience members will be offered a welcome drink and invited to enjoy the sunset until the performance starts: at 9pm sharp.
The last trip of the shuttle will be at 8:50 SHARP.
Please see the map and video for parking and shuttle point of departure.
FOUR ARTISTS – A MULTIMEDIA FUSION EVENT
Against the bewitching background of the wooded valleys surrounding ActionBase Studio and framed by Vince Briffa’s Digital Art Installation, Joe Friggieri will read some of his poetry to the haunting sounds of Caroline Calleja’s harp and the pulsations of Renzo Spiteri’s percussion – a unique evening.
Caroline Calleja worked closely with internationally renowned musicians at the Dartington International Summer School (Devon), the Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena) and the Moscow State Conservatory. In July 2003 she was invited to tour Italy and France with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra playing the celesta and acting as choir répétiteur. Apart from in Malta, Caroline Calleja has performed in such locations as theSalle Moliere in Lyon, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Wiesbaden Kurthaus, the Auditorium St Germain in Paris, the Helsinki Aino Ackte Concert House and the Prague Estates Theatre.
Highly active in the field of chamber music, both as pianist and harpist, Caroline Calleja has performed with internationally acclaimed artists such as clarinettist Philippe Cuper and flutists Giuseppe Nova and Andrea Griminelli.
Joe Friggieri is a poet, playwright and theatre director. His short stories have been translated into English and French and extensively reviewed in the London Times Literary Supplement.
He was awarded the National Literary Prize for poetry and drama on four occasions.
Renzo Spiteri, multi-percussion player and composer, moves easily in a wide range of musical styles - jazz to classical, solo percussion performances to fusion, contemporary, folk and world music. Renzo has given more than 1000 concerts and live performances across the globe, from Greenwich Village (New York City) to South Korea. Apart from also performing in theatre productions and art exhibitions, he has appeared and performed on numerous radio and television broadcasts.
He has performed in major festivals (WOMAD, Festival of the Desert, Musica Viva, PASIC) and theatres, and has worked alongside exceptional musicians such as Trilok Gurtu, N’faly Kouyate (Afrocelt Sound System), Guo Yue, Mercan Dede, Idan Raichel and Michael Alcorn (SARC). Through his ongoing World Music Projects, Renzo regularly engages musicians from various ethnic communities to collaborate and create unique musical dialogues and cross-cultural exchanges which consistently mesmerise and intrigue audiences. In 2008 Renzo was appointed Ambassador for the European Union’s campaign “Year for Intercultural Dialogue”.
Vince Briffa, artist and researcher in Video, Fine and New Media Art, studied Fine Art at the Edinburgh College of Art.
He holds an MA in Fine Art & Digital Media from Leeds University and a Ph.D. from the University of Central Lancashire. He heads the Department of Digital Arts at the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta.