Two important events – both exclusives in Italy – are taking place at the new art and tech hub set to open on 30 September
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Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder. These two pioneers of electronic music will be the first artists to grace the stage in an Italian exclusive at OGR Torino, the new art and tech hub set to open in the heart of the city, nearby to the Porta Susa station and just 50 minutes from Milan via high-speed train.
In an Italian exclusive and a first for Europe, 30 September will see An Evening with Giorgio Moroder featuring Giorgio Moroder himself, the Heritage Orchestra & the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra.
On Saturday 30 September, Giorgio Moroder – the multi-award-winning artist adored by both the music (with over 100 gold and platinum records and four Grammy Awards) and film industries (three Oscars and four Golden Globes) – will launch Big Bang, the OGR Torino inauguration party.
The revolutionary composer redefined electronic music in the 1970s and has worked with some of the leading artists in the world, including David Bowie, Donna Summer, Kylie Minogue, Daft Punk, Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Janet Jackson, to cite but a few. In an Italian exclusive and a first for Europe, Moroder will arrive in Turin with his An Evening with Giorgio Moroder project, which features Giorgio Moroder, the Heritage Orchestra and the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra.
The concert – which celebrates the composer’s genius 40 years down the line from the release of I Feel Love, an iconic club culture track and one of the cornerstones of electronic music – will be taking place in Europe for the first time following its international debut at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in 2014. Joining Moroder on the stage will be a 36-piece orchestra, plus synthesisers, drums and percussion and backing singers, all of whom will come together to perform Moroder’s greatest hits, with orchestral arrangements by Chris Wheeler. The repertoire will range from disco (from From Here to Eternity to his tunes with Donna Summer) to the main themes from famous film soundtracks (Midnight Express, Scarface, Flashdance, American Gigolo, Top Gun, Neverending Story) and some of the high-profile collaborations that have defined Moroder’s career.
As well as Moroder, the Big Bang – a two-week celebration which will allow the public to explore the artistic universe that is OGR Torino free of charge – will feature an array of other artists from the Italian and international music scenes. The bill will be revealed in stages, with the accreditation system set to launch at the start of the summer.
KRAFTWERK – 3D
THE CATALOGUE – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Club to Club to visit OGR Torino with a four-night run from 4 to 7 November in an Italian preview
Following the grand opening, the OGR stage will once again be lit up during Turin’s Contemporary Art Week. From 4 to 7 November, Kraftwerk – the pioneering German electronic music act – will bring The Catalogue – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, a series of 3D concerts, to OGR in an Italian exclusive.
Tickets will be on sale from tomorrow, 13 May, exclusively on www.ogrtorino.it
The Catalogue – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 is a chronological journey through the artistic world of Kraftwerk, from Autobahn to Tour de France. A combination of sound and images, the performance will showcase over four decades of musical and technological innovation, including new improvisations, projections and 3D animations. Starting with Autobahn before progressing in chronological order, each evening will revisit two revolutionary Kraftwerk albums in full, interspersed with other tracks from the band’s repertoire.
The multimedia project that is Kraftwerk was founded in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider and instantly attracted attention on account of its originality and power to herald a new direction in electronic music by promoting fusion with other contemporary disciplines such as art and design. Kraftwerk is an evergreen source of inspiration for a huge range of musical genres, from electro to hip hop, techno and synth-pop.
The group’s first retrospective took place at the New York Museum of Modern Art in 2012. Several performances of The Catalogue – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 followed, with the events taking place in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, the Turbine Hall at London’s Tate Modern, the Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo, the Sydney Opera House, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Burgtheater in Vienna, the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Now, OGR Torino joins this illustrious list.
OGR events schedule (Corso Castelfidardo, Turin)
30 September 2017
Accreditation process begins on 22 June 2017 at www.ogrtorino.it
KRAFTWERK – 3D
The Catalogue – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Trans Europe Express (1977)
The Man-Machine (1978)
Computer World (1981)
Techno Pop (1986)
The Mix (1991)
Tour de France (2003)
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