soundSCAPE Festival 2022 – Bobbio, Italy

soundSCAPE Festival
Bobbio, Italy – July 6-16, 2022

We would like to thank all of the participants and faculty who helped make this year’s return to an in-person festival in Bobbio, Italy a success! Throughout an exhilarating two weeks of contemporary music-making, we saw the world premieres of 20 new works by our participating composers, along with specially curated concerts featuring music from composition faculty members Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Shih-Hui Chen. Participants attended daily masterclasses and lessons with our renowned faculty, and honed in on their skills in workshops on improvisation led by Thomas Rosenkranz and a Tech for Creativity Module led by Joshua Rubin. 

Cultural exchange and collaboration is at the heart of soundSCAPE Festival. Our participants were fully immersed in the vibrant community of Bobbio, nestled at the foot of Monte Penice, in the heart of Val Trebbia – a valley described by Ernest Hemingway as “the most beautiful in the world.” Bobbio’s remarkable food, historical architecture, and scenic landscape provided creative inspiration to music that was created at the festival, culminating in a concert of two-minute solos that our participating composers wrote as a reflection on their time in Bobbio. 

Click below to view our official 2022 program book, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel as we will be sharing recordings of the wonderful performances that took place this summer!

soundSCAPE Festival 2022 Program


Support soundSCAPE

After two years online, we were thrilled to get back to experiencing and enjoying music together in Bobbio, Italy. Our commitment has not wavered to giving our participants an inclusive and welcoming creative environment to achieve their artistic goals. We are grateful to our friends and supporters who ensured that this year’s festival provided a life-changing artistic experience for our participants. Your support provides critical funding as we continue to innovate and evolve in the ever-changing landscape of contemporary music.

We hope you will join us in enabling soundSCAPE Festival to continue providing excellence in new music education and collaboration, while laying the groundwork for up-and-coming contemporary musicians.

Let’s make beautiful music together!

You can make your online donation here.

About soundSCAPE:

soundSCAPE facilitates the flowering of new music and the exchange of ideas and culture between musicians of tomorrow’s generation. We attract composers and performers from around the world for two weeks of concerts, lectures, master classes and workshops. The essence of the festival is one of process and collaboration – giving rise to new music initiatives that have flourished long beyond the festival, all around the globe. soundSCAPE supports diversity in the arts through all aspects – including our programming, faculty, staff, and participants. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all involved in the festival. We approach all music with open ears and a passion for making your voice heard… please join us for a celebration of new music!

Comune di Bobbio