Articles tagged 'Donatoni'

Atopos Survey 1. / Italian Vacation 11. / Piano Factory 12.

Although Atopos has been around for over a decade, I’ve only just discovered them. The emphasis is of course Italian, the sensibility suggesting various late-20th century Italians taking cues from European (Darmstadt) and American (Cage, Feldman, et al.) trends.

Atopos Survey 1. / Italian Vacation 11. / Piano Factory 12.

Although Atopos has been around for over a decade, I’ve only just discovered them. The emphasis is of course Italian, the sensibility suggesting various late-20th century Italians taking cues from European (Darmstadt) and American (Cage, Feldman, et al.) trends.

Used Bin Troll Tweets C.

How can both plush and mannered be possible? Times have definitely changed.

Used Bin Troll Tweets C.

How can both plush and mannered be possible? Times have definitely changed.

Italian Vacation 7.

Some Clementi pieces slow the pulse and compel contemplation. Others fly by like white-water rapids.

Italian Vacation 7.

Some Clementi pieces slow the pulse and compel contemplation. Others fly by like white-water rapids.

Italian Vacation 6.

Sani’s elemental dreamscapes — one each for water, wind, earth and fire — blanket their soloists with live electronics and tape.

Italian Vacation 6.

Sani’s elemental dreamscapes — one each for water, wind, earth and fire — blanket their soloists with live electronics and tape.

Kipple 1.

Except for curiously dull accompaniments to star singers, Goebel / MAK promises distinction.

Kipple 1.

Except for curiously dull accompaniments to star singers, Goebel / MAK promises distinction.

Franco Donatoni

I first encountered Franco Donatoni’s music in a stack of discarded reviewer’s copies. Perhaps I was taken by the familiar names of the performers, or the colorful CD booklet, or that most of the music had single word titles except for that enigmatic German phrase which somehow seemed familiar.

Franco Donatoni

I first encountered Franco Donatoni’s music in a stack of discarded reviewer’s copies. Perhaps I was taken by the familiar names of the performers, or the colorful CD booklet, or that most of the music had single word titles except for that enigmatic German phrase which somehow seemed familiar.

Franco Donatoni

Franco Donatoni: June 9, 1927 – August 17, 2000.

Franco Donatoni

Franco Donatoni: June 9, 1927 – August 17, 2000.

Franco Donatoni

It never occurred to me to respond to Donatoni’s music as an observer of the ego’s suppression.

Franco Donatoni

It never occurred to me to respond to Donatoni’s music as an observer of the ego’s suppression.

Franco Donatoni

Despite its complexity and dissonant vocabulary, Donatoni’s choral writing in In cauda (1982, text by Brandolino Brandolini d’Adda) reaches back through Verdi to Gesualdo in its directness of expression.

Franco Donatoni

Despite its complexity and dissonant vocabulary, Donatoni’s choral writing in In cauda (1982, text by Brandolino Brandolini d’Adda) reaches back through Verdi to Gesualdo in its directness of expression.