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EVENTS DIARY 2003
2 February - world premiere of the Foolcage Sextet at CS Moncucco, Milan (see concert pages).
7 February - Gak Sato and Steve Piccolo at Japanese Institute of Culture, Rome. Performance of the piece "The Box Man", based on the book by Kobo Abe.
April: with DE-ABC, installation of two urban listening points in Milan, one in the park on Via Confalonieri, for Isola Art Project, and one at Porta Ticinese for the Public Design Festival of Esterni.
May 11 - Recorded sounds by Steve and Gak for slide show, Isola Art Project, via Confalonieri, Milan (with Bert Theis)
May 27-Sept: Fragments of an Italian Discourse (!), MAMCO, Geneva, piece by DE-ABC and video sounds by Steve and Gak for Isola Art Project
June 8 - Natural Mixer, a sound project by DE-ABC (see press release with special guests at Isola(ted) Art Project show, Milan
June 8 - Closing event of "A Year from Cage", centro sociale Moncucco, Milan (with Foolcage Sextet and Gak Sato)
June 18 - the Box Man (by Gak Sato and Steve Piccolo) at CS Garibaldi, Milan, special guests Massimo Falascone (sax) and Marco Tindiglia (guitar).
June 20 - Sept: DE-ABC installation "Temples", Siena, Palazzo delle Papesse Center for Contemporary Art.
July 15 - Steve and Gak accompany Gerard Malanga at the opening of the SuperWarhol exhibition at Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
July 31 - The Expedition at Grimaldi Forum, part of the Warhol festival (including concerts by Lou Reed and John Cale)
Aug 1 - The Expedition, special guest Massimo Falascone, double bill with Marco Tindiglia at GenovaEstate, summer festival at the Waterfront area.
Sept 27 - Piccolo/Sato Sound Workshop with Massimo Falascone at Dulcamara Jazz Festival (near Bologna)
Oct 7 - Natural Mixer 2 by DE-ABC performed by the Full Metal Cage Collective at Abitare opening party, Milan see press release
Oct. 20 - Steve plays on sets orchestrated by Gak Sato and Painè at Blue Note, Milan, with Massimo Falascone and many special guests.
Nov. 9 - Full Metal Cage Collective at Ahh-Uhmm Jazz Festival, Milan
Nov. 12 - another event by Isola Art Project, show of new works by members of the group and performance by Steve and Gak at the Stecca degli Artigiani, Isola, Milan
Nov. 20 - opening of exhibition by Natale Galli with soundtrack by Steve, Sassetti Cultura, via Volturno, Milan
Dec. 12 - CrowdofOne trio (Steve, Gak, M. Falascone) launches m.a.x.Museum, cornerstone ceremony for Max Huber Museum, Chiasso (Switzerland)
ALSO IN 2003:
Steve co-wrote and sang the title track “Spontaneous” for the recent CD by DJ-composer Painé, for Temposphere Records Spring 2003. In May 2003 Spontaneous was in the German Top 30 club charts.
Steve collaborates with the radio program Remix on Rai 3, by Istituto Barlumen.
With the group DE-ABC (Steve Piccolo, Gak Sato, Luca Pancrazzi), design of an urban installation, seen in the Urban Furnishings Fair of Esterni and the Isola Art Project show, both in Milan (April 2003).
Steve and Gak have composed, performed and recorded many soundtracks for films and videos, including recent projects (2003) with Gabriele Di Matteo and a video on the history of the Compasso d’Oro design award for ADI. The latest video sound works have been for Adrian Paci, Ivo Bonacorsi and A Constructed World.
Participation in the Isola Art Project, an initiative of a group of artists and critics to save an abandoned factory surrounded by two parks in a cool neighborhood in Milan and make it into a contemporary art center, instead of the shopping center fashion promo speculation planned by the city.
Steve and Gak have recorded a one-hour program for WPS1 Art Radio (NY), entitled "Expedition".