‘continued to be’ composition for w.t.d.

Original soundscape composition made from field recordings and electronic sounds recorded January-March 2010 in Ahja Estonia, Kiel and Berlin Germany, Istanbul Turkey and Austin Texas.

for webcast on Wednesday, March 24th 2010

World TB Day

To Be Continued… 24 hours of live music from all over the world on http://www.stazioneditopolo.it

John Grzinich “Continued To Be” 30:05

With World Tuberculosis Day marked every year on March 24, advocates and supporters in the fight against TB are preparing to raise awareness on the disease. Among the most unusual events is “To Be Continued…” which will take place in Topolò, Italy. To Be Continued – or TBC (which in Italian is the abbreviation for tuberculosis) – will be a unique sound experience – an original concert that will last a full 24 hours starting at midnight and ending at midnight on the following day, and therefore covering the entire March 24 World TB Day.

During this uninterrupted 24 hour marathon, invited musicians from all over the world will play live music and mark the day with sounds and musical pieces. Every musician, from all four corners of the world, will have at their disposal a 30 minute window, and thus create a relay of sounds and rhythms. The event will be streamed through www.stazioneditopolo.it website. Radio Onde Furlane from Italy and Radio Zero from Portugal will simulcast part of the event. The music featured will be varied, from classical music to the Jewish-influenced klezmer, from ambient to experimental sounds, from jazz to ethnic music, all uninterrupted for 24 hours.

The initiative is coordinated by Antonio Della Marina, a contemporary musician and computer music composer, and by Moreno Miorelli, artistic director of the annual gathering “Stazione di Topolò/Postaja Topolove”. The concert is under the aegis of the Global Health Incubator, the ‘laboratory’ established in July last year in Topolo’/Topolove within the ‘Stazione’ event, to create links between the worlds of creativity and science.

ToBe Continued… is part of the initiatives sponsored by Stop TB Italy for World TB Day. The event has been made possible thanks to a generous contribution by the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership and the collaboration with XDevel Stream Solution and the Culture Centre of the University of Klagenfurt, that will provide the facilities for the coordination of the concert.

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