Title: La Camera Astratta
Year Of Release: 1989
Label: Cuneiform Records
Genre: Modern Classical
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Total Time: 50:17
Total Size: 279 Mb
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01. Astratta (Abstract) 3:51
02. Camera 1° Parte (Room Part 1) 9:10
03. Sequenza Ragazze 1° Parte (Girl's Sequence Part 1) 0:58
04. Sequenza Ragazzi (Boys' Sequence) 0:32
05. Acqua (Water) 8:45
06. Sequenza Ragazze 2° Parte (Girl's Sequence Part 2) 1:55
07. Sirocco 5:19
08. Piccoli Sassi (Little Stones) 6:49
09. Perdere Il Tempo (To Lose Time) 5:03
10. Camera 2° Parte (Room Part 2) 8:13
Most of his work was for the cinema and the theater, as documented by the soundtracks collected on The Nuclear Observatory of Mr Nanof (Cuneiform, 1986). The 13-minute Mr Nanof's Tango is actually a flute-driven elegy caressed by sympathetic strings and lulled by minimalist repetitive patterns in the strings and keyboards. Excerpts from the one-hour piece The Kings of the Night include The Procession, which creates suspense by releasing a flock of drones, and Three Figurations, a sort of frantic gamelan that generates a sort of tidal wave of sound amid symphonic staccatos. One of the most intriguing selections, The Presence Of The City, is actually a piece (mostly rollicking piano figures) that evokes a lifeless soundscape, possibly a nocturnal one.
The multi-media piece La Camera Astratta (Cuneiform, 1989) was perhaps his most ambitious effort in this field.
Within Himself (Cuneiform, 2000) compiles compositions of the 1980s and 1990s. The three-movement concerto So Soggy (1992) begins with a jazzy Gershwin-ian piano sonata which slowly mutates into a plaintive piano and violin duo over stately organ and funereal percussion. The 16-minute Dentro di Se' runs the gamut from gentle Terry Riley-ian minimalism to lyrical Steve Roach-ian electronica. Avanti La Tre is samples of voices recorded at a train station, and calm instrumental passages. Fuochi Sul Tevere sounds like music for fireworks, in which baroque and circus music are merged in cycles of repetitive patterns.