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Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Musica Su Schemi

Label: Superior Viaduct

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Experimental

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2015 repress. In the early 1960s, Franco Evangelisti assembled Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, a collective of Italian composers, aspiring to revolutionize composition through group improvisation and -like their peer, Karlheinz Stockhausen-musique concrète, aleatory (controlled chance) techniques and early electronic music. One significant influence in the studio was their use of chess to define key parameters of their music. Musica Su Schemi is unpredictable, fluid and always marked by a tension between the performers and their conscious rejection of traditional forms. Each member of Gruppo would establish themselves as important figures in 20th century music, though no others gained the notoriety of Morricone. Nonetheless, Gruppo's influence on modern composition endures.

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As composer saxophonist John Zorn explains, '[They] were instrumental in founding a radical tradition of Western musical improvisation that owed little or nothing to anybody and created some of the strangest music ever made.' Giovanni Piazza, French horn, flute, violin, Egisto Macchi, percussion, strings, Antonello Neri, piano, instruments, Franco Evangelisti, piano, percussion, Giancarlo Schiaffini,trombone, flute, Ennio Morricone, trumpet, flute, instruments. Originally released on LP in 1976.

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Cat. number: SV 015
Year: 2013

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