The secret history of Italian (and British) music

Sunday 22 October 2017, 17:00
Coronet Theatre, Studio

Pop music, counterculture, movie scores, spaghetti western, progressive rock, obscure psychedelic sounds… What happened in Italy between the 1960s and 1970s opened up endless possibilities for contemporary music. There was a time in which Italian music was both deeply influential on British music and deeply influenced by it. A lively conversation on some secret music history.

This event will be in English and partly in Italian with English translation provided.

Running time: approx. 80 minutes.

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Valerio Mattioli

is a writer and journalist based in Rome. His book Superonda: storia segreta della musica italiana has chronicled the Italian avant-garde scene in the Sixties-Seventies. As an art curator, he has worked for the Venice Biennale and the Swiss Institute. He is currently an editor at Nero.

Rob Young

is a Contributing Editor at The Wire and also writes for Uncut, The Guardian, and Frieze. His books include the critically acclaimed Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music (2010). The first volume of All gates open, a biography of the band Can, is due in spring 2018.