Marotta Hour: Rocco Di Pietro

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Stay downtown after work every third Thursday of the month and check out new sounds curated by local musician and international composer Larry Marotta.

At this month's Marotta Hour, Columbus composer Rocco Di Pietro presents his piece Body Trap. 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.

For more information, please visit Rocco Di Pietro's website and the Stanford University Arts Initiative website.


The Marotta Hour is an electro-acoustic music series featuring unexpected sounds from free jazz to electronic to free-form improvisation. Come and hear some of the most cutting-edge musicians and composers from Columbus and beyond.

Free and open to all. Donations accepted.


This series is part of our after-work programming offered Thursday evenings. Before or after the show stop by Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails and ask for the Urban Artists' Special. It's very special indeed and its only $3.

Image courtesy of CCRMA.