“Music for Sounding Sculptures In Twenty-Three Movements”
[UM011] CS / DL
Twenty-three wonderful pieces recorded live in a tower in Tuscany, in which master percussionist Marcello Magliocchi plays sound sculptures by Andrea Dami, made of various metals including iron, brass, copper, steel, aluminium and featuring other elements like strings, stones and gongs.
Imagine a mix between Indonesian gamelan, Bertoia, Lucier, obscure recordings from Africa, Beaver Harris and Don Moye, all infused with Marcello’s unique approach to polyrhythm, dynamics and modulation, the result of over 40 years of personal studies. Each movement flows through the most disparate sounds: percussive, flute-like, thick drones, lap-steel, bells, cymbals… every sculpture becomes alive and is made resonate in all possible ways, through a fine work of tonal juxtapositions, rhythm interlocks, deep resonation and also using brushes, bows and sticks. The excellent clarity of the recording allows for a total acoustic enjoyment of the rich range of harmonics, pitches and clangs produced.
C60 type II chrome tapes, with photo artwork by Lidia Stranges and watercolor labels by Silvia Kastel; each tape is unique. Edition of 60.
“Magliocchi is a gifted player with a great sense of sound and timbre. Great music” Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly