• The final two events of the three-part series, called I Want To Like You But I Find It Difficult, feature Tony Allen, Midori Takada, Mulatu Astatke and more.

      Fondazione Prada, an Italian institution for arts and culture, has announced two more Craig Richards-curated events at its permanent venue in Milan for June and September. 

      The three-part series, I Want To Like You But I Find It Difficult, kicked off in April with a night headlined by Ricardo Villalobos. Now, full details have been revealed for the Friday evening events taking place in the complex’s courtyard space on June 8th and September 28th, with Richards, the well-regarded London DJ and longtime fabric resident, on the lineup for each show. 

      Next month’s gathering will host two live performances from influential Ethiopian jazz musician Mulatu Astatke and his nine-piece ensemble and Japanese minimal and ambient composer Midori TakadaNicolas Lutz and E/Tape are also booked for DJ sets. 

      Looking ahead to September, the lineup includes pioneering Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, singular German producers Monolake (playing a Live Surround set), Burnt Friedman and UK favourite Joy Orbison

      I Want To Like You But I Find It Difficult continues Richards’ pursuit of projects away from his residency at fabric—something he wrote about back in March

      Photo credit: Ugo Dalla Porta