Craig Richards
16 May – 27 Sep 2019

The second edition of the musical program “I WANT TO LIKE YOU BUT I FIND IT DIFFICULT”, curated by Craig Richards, comprises three events taking place on Thursday 16 May, Friday 14 June and Friday 27 September 2019, from 7pm to midnight, in the external spaces of Fondazione Prada’s premises.

“I WANT TO LIKE YOU BUT I FIND IT DIFFICULT” is an attempt to explore a wide range of genres and languages hosting international music performers, such as Andrea Belfi, Biosphere, Colleen, Floating Points, Helena Hauff, Maarja Nuut & Ruum, object blue, Pole, Ben UFO, and Craig Richards.

The event on 14 June will include the performances by British producer, DJ and composer Sam Shepherd, aka Floating Points, who draws from many musical genres from the past to create a unique and incomparable sound which cleverly defies genre; French multi-instrumentalist Colleen, who through the use of instrumentation combined with effect pedals is constantly exploring new sounds and finding new ways to create music as a solo performer; British DJ Ben UFO, who has gained a reputation as one of the best in the world through his ability to stitch many styles of forward-thinking music together effortlessly into one coherent narrative; and by acclaimed British DJ and music producer Craig Richards.

As stated by Craig Richards, “The key concept behind the project is contained within its title: “I WANT TO LIKE YOU BUT I FIND IT DIFFICULT”. The notion of liking or disliking music and how we absorb and understand it, the power of preconceptions, the person who plays the music, the format in which you receive it, the environment you hear it in, the sound system you hear it on, the headspace you are in when you hear it, at night or by day… All of these factors contribute to any relationship with music. My curation of this year attempts to explore the notion that music when juxtaposed can be challenging, confrontational, atmospheric, beautiful and awkward. Each show has potential to inspire or irritate. Quite simply, as the title suggests, these performances attempt to explore the indescribable force of music, liked or disliked”.

LINE-UPS
Thursday 16 May
Maarja Nuut & Ruum (live)
Helena Hauff
Pole (live)
Craig Richards

Friday 14 June
Biosphere (live)
Andrea Belfi (live)
object blue (live)
Craig Richards

27 September
Floating Points (live)
Ben UFO
Colleen (live)
Craig Richards

Video

I WANT TO LIKE YOU BUT I FIND IT DIFFICULT 2019 | Interview with Craig Richards
I WANT TO LIKE YOU BUT I FIND IT DIFFICULT | 14.6.2019
I WANT TO LIKE YOU BUT I FIND IT DIFFICULT | 16.5.2019