On Thursday, June 17, 2010 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Marotta Hour, Columbus composer Rocco Di Pietro presents his piece Body Trap at the OSU Urban Arts Space. The piece explores the interconnections between music and physical healing, featuring acupuncturist Dr. Linda Chun along with an ensemble of live musicians. It premiered in 2009 by the Wired Sound ensemble with Chris Chafe, Pauline Oliveros, and Chryssie Nanou, at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics where Di Pietro was a visiting artist.
Rocco Di Pietro’s works explore the intersection of music and social concerns. Renowned 20th century music figures Lukas Foss and Bruno Maderna are among Di Pietro’s teachers. He toured California prisons as an artist-in-residence, and his four years of interviews with Pierre Boulez resulted in the book Dialogues with Boulez. Di Pietro’s works have been performed by Kronos String Quartet, Gunther Schuller, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra.