Coordinated by an advisory board made up of Robert Adlington (University of Huddersfield), Gianmario Borio (Università di Pavia), Giordano Ferrari (Université de Paris VIII), Dörte Schmidt (Universität der Künste Berlin) and Daniela Tortora (Università di Roma La Sapienza), this project explores the explosion of new forms of music theatre across Europe between 1955 and 1975. The project has involved two conferences hosted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, papers from which will be published in a Routledge volume edited by Robert Adlington and Dörte Schmidt. 

The project forms part of a series of cross-European research projects coordinated by the Institute of Music at the Cini Foundation, intended to draw together leading scholars from across Europe to address significant themes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century music. Contributors convene first in an intensive conference and subsequently develop papers for publication in the Routledge book series 'Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century'. The board overseeing this programme comprises Robert Adlington (University of Huddersfield), Gianmario Borio (Università di Pavia), Esteban Buch (L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris), Mark Delaere (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Giovanni Giuriati (Università di Roma La Sapienza) and Wolfgang Rathert (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München).