Archive for June, 2017

Composer Yuval Avital crosses barriers and Open(s) Fence

By barbara


NEW LOGO_Open fance

I remember when I was a nasty kid stomping sticks on neighbors fences. I was nasty and noisy but the multimedia artist and composer Yuval Avital (I bet he did what I did when he was a child) transformed a noisy game into a poetic sound sculpture: Open Fence.

1km of iron, 12 tons of weight, 64 metres of length, 4 metres of height, over 320 tubular bells, 900 meters of stainless steel strings is a massive sound sculptures, the biggest ever realized in Italy.


Yuval Avital

Starting from an iron fence realized by designer Mario Milana, Yuval Avital has transformed this architectural object into an instrument playable by everybody, musicians and non-musicians alike, inviting the public to become performer of a collective sound ritual on the day of the solstice of summer, 21 June at the East End Studios in Milan.

The Israeli composer aims to transform a closing barrier into a welcome opening, that goes beyond the physical fence thanks to a unique combination of art, architecture and sound.



Crowd Music Ensemble

Crowd Music Ensemble


Percussionists from from the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milan and the Civica Scuola di Musica “Claudio Abbado”


Young and talented performer

A young and talented performer


To visit: 

East End Studios, via Mecenate 88A, Milan





By Dawit Blackwell


On the night of June 21, 2017, Turkish contemporary rug and carpet brand, STEPEVI celebrated the launch of their new ‘SPARKLE’ collection with an elegant red carpet cocktail party at their NYC showroom. THE ‘SPARKLE’ debut attracted various architects, designers, and artists from throughout the greater New York City area. Previously featured as part of Milan Design Week, this brand new collection showed off various handcrafted carpets which present a subtle shimmer that adds a glamorous and eye-catching touch to the already eclectic STEPEVI collection.


The showroom was filled with tons of pieces from the new collection, featuring various colors and textures which illustrate the bold expression of this ambitious launch. As guests danced, conversed and enjoyed gourmet hors d’oeuvres, they were evidently hypnotized by the finely crafted pieces decorating the room. As STEPEVI expands their consumer base throughout residential and commercial sectors of North America, be sure to keep an eye out for these luxury pieces which are sure to make a statement in any setting.