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Issued for an art event recently presented at the Galleria Milano in the first week of April 2012, the recordings on this LP edition represent a very specific and intimate moment in the creative sound production of Davide Mosconi with NADMA associates Inez Klok and Gustavo Bonora.
For Davide Mosconi and for all the artists and musicians involved in the groups he founded (the legendary NADMA, Organic Archestra, Il Quartetto, Alea), improvising sessions were a daily practice that founded their very idea of music: a constant flux, a spontaneous research as important as life itself, mainly carried out in their private spaces and homes. Sometimes, like in the case of “Archi”, these sessions were recorded giving us the chance to appreciate their unique sound approach coming from avant-garde experiences liberated by post-free jazz currents, as well as from classical studies or from experiences in the visual arts.
“Archi” (i.e. “Strings”) features cellist and violinist Gustavo Bonora (a founding member of Il Quartetto, the core of what would become the larger improvising ensemble NADMA), harpist Inez Klok (also member of the NADMA as well as involved in Aktuala) and Davide Mosconi. This improvisation was recorded on September 24th, 1974, one year after the publication of the only NADMA LP by RCA. The continuous, fluid music of “Archi” perfectly succeeds in expressing the parallel influences of ecstatic Afro-American ethnic music and of the contemporary neo-avant-gardes.
This trio, as well as NADMA and the other entities organized around the key figure of Davide Mosconi, was surely one of the most innovative among the collectives of improvisers active in those years in Europe (Incus, FMP and ICP) and USA (especially Sun Ra Arkestra and post-ESP derivative free spiritual artists on Strata East), creating a sound which was then unparalleled in the Italian improvised music scene.
One time pressing limited to 330 copies