8 1/2 x 11 Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 41, May 3, 2012
Following the 2009 revival of Fortunato Depero’s famous "Balli Plastici" in digital version, Franco Sciannameo, director of the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs, and his team of students at the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), Noah Alzayer, Chengfu Chen, Dong Kan, Steven Jones, Maria Tartaglia, Mohit Sadhu, Paola Soriano, and MZ Zhang will present in DVD format Depero’s ballet "Anihccam del 3000" at Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero in Rovereto, Italy, on May 2. Read the full story. On May 3, Sciannameo will present "Scelsi as Subject-in-Process and Subject-on-Trial: A Seminar at Carnegie Mellon University" as part of the series "Notes from the Archives" promoted by Fondazione Isabella Scelsi in Rome. Sciannameo will discuss the reactions of a group of CMU students at their first listening to the music of Giacinto Scelsi and their reflections about the composer’s personality and philosophical ideas. On May 5, Sciannameo will meet in Rome with Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone to discuss the making of a new book on the film "The Mission" (1984) for the Scarecrow Press’ renowned "Film Scores Guides."