March 2018


Suzanne Farrin - Finding Music in the Visual City

  • Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 6:30pm
AAR Salone

With seemingly endless opportunities to learn human history through painting, sculpture and architecture, Rome is a city for the eyes. What does it mean to be a composer immersed in this profoundly visual experience? What are the territories that open as a result of translating art into the language of music? Suzanne Farrin will discuss how Michelangelo’s subtractive process shaped her approach to composing while writing an opera on his texts, and how this sculptural mindset may have further led her uncovering sounds in the piano.

Suzanne Farrin is the Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize Fellow in Musical Composition at the American Academy in Rome and the Frayda B. Lindemann Professor of Music at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

The event will be held in English.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.