The third episode of “I want to please you but I find it difficult” will be held on September 27, 2019. Curated by Craig Richards, this music program combines music and culture in the stunning building designed by OMA in Milan. The last party was Friday, June 14th, before the summer season, with the live performance of the Biosphere – the Norwegian artist Geir Jenssen – of the Italian percussionist Andrea Belfi and the Japanese artist Object Blue. We just can’t wait for the next event, with artists such as Floating Points, Ben UFO and Colleen. Craig Richards made three stunning line-up, starting from the idea of music as a manifestation of creative freedom for both the musicians themselves and the public.
The 2018 program was a success: with artists such as Ricardo Villalobos and many others like Midori Takada, Burnt Friedman, Mulatu Astatke, Monolake, Joy Orbison, Baby Vulture, and E / tape. For the 2019 edition, the Prada Foundation has decided to expand the program, including research and musical experimentation.
“The key idea of this project is in its title – says the curator – The idea of judging, assimilating and understanding music, the strength of preconceptions, the person who plays it, the format, the environment and the audio system that transmits it, the mental space of the moment, the day or the night .. All these factors contribute to create our relationship with music.The starting point of my curatorial project is the conviction that this language can be stimulating, stimulating, provocative, beautiful and even uncomfortable. Each event has the potential to inspire or irritate. As a DJ I’m fascinated by the order in which the music is presented.The DJ’s role is to select, define a musical path and its narration. Instead, in the role of curator, I present my favorites old and new musical discoveries that will be proposed in an order that wants to create inspiration, curiosity, annoyance and fun. The goal is to recognize and define a common thread, which crosses different musical expressions and which somehow holds them together. I believe that appreciating music is not always easy, but with perseverance the prizes are not only wonderful but also full of promise.“
Text by Bianca Felicori