Thursday 28 March 2019, 18:00 - 19:30
Street Music | Rock .

The birth of contemporary music

MAXXI Auditorium – entrance 5 euro – subscription to three meetings 10 euro
free for holders of the myMAXXI card until full capacity

curated by Ernesto Assante and Gino Castaldo

The street is the place of popular music, a physical place but also, and above all, a conceptual space, an idea, around which much music has been written, sung, and played. Indeed, along the roads of music dreams, visions, thoughts, ideas were born, which have found different forms, which have turned into songs, works, and compositions. The aim of these meetings is to draw a map of the rich, complex, fruitful relationship between the street and music, a relationship that we could say was born with the music itself, which passed through folk, rock, blues and, today, rap. Three appointments to retrace the long road that leads to us.

ROCK
with Gino Castaldo and Ernesto Assante

A guitar and a dream. The street is the ideal scenario where to try to start a path to reach the summit, or in which to set and tell stories. The roads travelled every day, from city to city, to bring music around the world, those of the suburbs or provincial cities, those of the big capitals or those of the most hidden villages, are all roads of rock. The road, the streets, whether they are endless “highways” or small and obscure “backstreets”, are those that rock has celebrated, recounted, created, those from which it has taken the lifeblood, inspiration, and breath. There wouldn’t be rock without the street, and journalists and music critics Gino Castaldo and Ernesto Assante will try to recount this.