The voice in Luigi Nono's La Fabbrica Illuminata
Dr. Stacey Mastrian, soprano, is a researcher and performer specializing in 20th century Italian vocal music, particularly the works of Luigi Nono (1924-1990). Her lecture, Luigi Nono's Voice, maps her journey into this composer's oeuvre and his close collaborations with performers essential to the genesis of his compositions. Dr. Mastrian will sing and discuss several examples, focusing on La fabbrica illuminata (1964) for soprano and tape, a momentous work in the landscape of electronic music and for its social justice implications. La fabbrica illuminata will be featured in its entirety on the first concert of the Prisms New Music Festival.