Curran, Alvin: Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico

Curran, Alvin SKU: 36568529
Curran, Alvin: Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico

Curran, Alvin: Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico

Curran, Alvin SKU: 36568529

Format: VINYL LP

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Title: Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico
Artist: Curran, Alvin
Label: Superior Viaduct
Product Type: VINYL LP
UPC: 855985006291
Genre: Rock

Vinyl LP pressing American composer and multi-instrumentalist Alvin Curran has remained one of the great emblems of experimental music for the last half-century. In 1966, along with Frederic Rzewski and Richard Teitelbaum, Curran co-founded Musica Elettronica Viva, a seminal gesture in collective free improvisation. In the early '70s, his solo work would become a crucial bridge between minimalist traditions on both sides of the Atlantic. Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico, Curran's solo debut, was recorded by the artist himself and issued on Ananda, the small Italian imprint started by Curran and fellow composers Giacinto Scelsi and Roberto Laneri. The piece itself was put together in the winter of 1973 and presented for the first time at Teatro Beat 72 (Rome's The Kitchen). Encouraged by the work of Terry Riley, La Monte Young, Charlemagne Palestine and Simone Forti, Curran binds the listener to aberrant notions of place and time: blending field recordings (wind, high-tension wires, beach waves, etc.) with simple and often primitive instruments. Across two sidelong tracks, Giardino Magnetico forms a lyrical collage of synthesizer, glass and metal chimes, plastic tubes, brass and the composer's alluring voice-converging in an immersive realm of Curran's inner / outer experiences. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Harry Bertoia, Michel Redolfi and Lino Capra Vaccina.

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