2.12.2019 | Public Lecture: Prof. Dr. Raffaele Pozzi

Robert Cahen and Pierre Boulez - Rehearsal of Mémoriale, 2011

Robert Cahen and Pierre Boulez - Rehearsal of Mémoriale, 2011

 Quelle: Professor Dr. Raffaele Pozzi

We cordially invite you to a public lecture by guest speaker Professor Dr. Raffaele Pozzi (University of Roma Tre, Italy) presenting "Le Maître du Temps. Robert Cahen and Pierre Boulez" followed by a discussion round with the audience. 


Public Lecture
Professor Dr. Raffaele Pozzi | "Le Maître du Temps. Robert Cahen and Pierre Boulez"
Monday, 2 December 2019
17:00 p.m.
Lietzenburger Str. 45, 10789 Berlin
Room: 314


This lecture is organised by the Audio Communication Group at the TU Berlin and Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the UdK Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Raffaele Pozzi born in Rome, obtained a diploma in Pianoforte, graduated in Humanities at “La Sapienza” University in Rome. From 1990 to 1993 he studied at King’s College, University of London (PhD in Historical Musicology), under the supervision of Reinhard Strohm. Until 1995 he was a member of the Institute of Advanced Musical Studies in London. 

He dedicated particular attention in his scientific work on the 20th century to the figure and the works of the composer Olivier Messiaen, about whom he has written a book entitled Il suono dell’estasi. Olivier Messiaen dal ‘Banquet céleste’ alla ‘Turangalîla-Symphonie’ (Lucca, Libreria Musicale Italiana, 2002). In 2008 he was invited to the Olivier Messiaen International Conference held in Birmingham (UK) and in 2009 to the Simposio Internacional Villa-Lobos held in Sao Paulo (Brasil).          

He has done research, held courses, lectures and presented scientific reports in many international academic institutions. After teaching History of Modern and Contemporary Music at the University of Bologna, he is at present Full Professor of Musicology and History of Music and Pedagogy and Didactics of Music at the University of Roma Tre where he serves as member of the board for international academic exchanges and relationships.


Le Maître du Temps. Robert Cahen and Pierre Boulez

"The French video artist Robert Cahen (Valence, 1945), one of the leading figures of the contemporary video art, studied in Paris with André Schaffer. In the early Seventies he became a member of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) and begun to apply to images the experimental techniques of the so-called Musique concrète, developing a visual style deeply influenced by a musical conception of time. 

The concept of time is actually central in both the Cahen’s works devoted to Pierre Boulez’s music and conducting: the film Boulez-Répons (1985) and the video installation Le Maître du Temps. Pierre Boulez dirige Mémoriale (2011). The lecture presents the original audiovisual language and aesthetic meaning of both works, in the context of the overall production of the author."  Professor Dr. Raffaele Pozzi