Ciao a tutti! Today, we officially launched Chamber Music Campania 2014. We began the morning with a rousing “scientific study” (read: taste test) of apricot juice (il succo di frutta) from two different countries, one German, the other Italian. Each participant selected his or her preferred juice; we unanimously decided that the German juice was tart and flavorful, while the Italian juice was generically saccharine. The big difference: high-fructose syrup in the Italian variety. (Nonetheless we maintain our unconditional love of all-things-Italia!)
Check back here tomorrow for a summary of our conversation about listener identity and the ontological processes of music-making.