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Venice 2011: Music from the Secret Courtyard

During the first week of June 2011 during the opening week of the Venice Biennale, Massimo Simonini (on prepared theremin), Roberto Paci Dalo (on clarinets and processing), and David Weinstein (on laptop and sound effects) performed a concert for invited guests at a reception sponsored by ARTonAIR.org and The Clocktower Gallery.

These receptions were a place to socialize, relax, vent, network, have a drink, be entertained, and pause from the hard work of traversing Venice to see the hundreds of art exhibits. The Secret Courtyard location was found through a passageway off the southern side of Piazza San Marco where a series of chambers held ancient detritus, architectural delights, forgotten treasures, and our own little party. Our thanks to our partners, sponsors, organizers, and staffers that made these three lovely evenings possible. Grazie!


Venice Biennale


A series of talk and musical programs assembled from our various trips to Venice for the Biennale dating back to 2005. The programs range from round table discussions to interviews to DJ sets to virtual pavilions rendered in music and sound. On two occasions (2005 and 2007) we broadcast live on Italian FM radio from a boat moored near the Giardini. In 2011 our roving reporters covered the scene while the interview booth was headquartered near Piazzo San Marco. We also partnered with artist Federico Diaz and his sculpture-building robots at the Arsenale to design a special series called Robot Radio. 2013 brought us together with LaRete Art Projects and the Venice Agendas series produced by workinprogress for interviews and discussions.