MASBEDO, Ritratto di città (20/20.000 Hz), 2024, video still, courtesy gli artisti
Wednesday 24 April 2024 - Sunday 5 May 2024

videogalleryMASBEDORitratto di città (20/20.000Hz)

free admittance
Tuesday to Sunday
from 11 am to 7 pm
curated by Cloe Piccoli

A journey between music, images, city, and museum, where reality and fiction overlap, following in the footsteps of Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna, and Roberto Leydi.

Ritratto di città (20/20,000Hz) – city portrait – by MASBEDO is a unique reenactment of Ritratto di città. Studio per una rappresentazione radioonica created in 1954 by Berio, Maderna, and Leydi. The film is quintessential of Nicolò Massazza and Iacopo Bedogni’s talent for unearthing forgotten narratives, irregular fragments, and hidden quests that unveil extraordinary energy.

One is from the Studio di Fonologia RAI in Milan, established by Luciano Berio and Bruno Maderna in 1955 and officially inaugurated in 1956. It is a pivotal part of Milan’s cultural history. It played a crucial role in the development of new experiments in electronic and concrete music. Today, it continues to inspire new processes and visions, bridging the gap between radio, city, art, architecture, and electronic music.

The work creates an active context in which avant-garde compositions and city noises converge, glimpses of the RAI studios in Corso Sempione (Milan), rooms of the Civic Museums of Castello Sforzesco with BBPR’s installation, and contemporary urban landscapes.

The “Ritratto di città (20/20,000Hz)” project is supported by the 11th edition of the Italian Council, the Contemporary Creativity Directorate General programme of the Italian Ministry of Culture, which aims to promote Italian art internationally, and is promoted by Fondazione ICA Milano. The MAXXI videogallery is powered by Fondazione In Between Art Film.