Musica Elettronica Viva

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1977

United Patchwork (Gatefold)

Musica Elettronica Viva

Alternative Fox

5060672883221

LPS 163401

5060672883221

JAZZ

2

LP 22,30 €

2x VINYL GATEFOLD EDITION

Mythical experimental group Musica Elettronica Vivas was formed in Rome in 1966 by pianist Frederic Rzewski, sound improviser Alvin Curran and the improvisatory keyboardist Richard Teitelbaum. Taking cues from John Cage and David Tudor, MEV employed open, limitless structures using found instruments toys, a homemade synthesizer and Moog to to liberate listeners from bourgeois conformity. This ultra-rare double album, recorded in 1977 for Horo Records, captures MEV in all their discordant, improvisatory glory, with Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Garrett List on trombone and Karl Berger on piano and vibraphones.

PERSONNEL:

  • Frederic Rzewski - piano
  • Steve Lacy - soprano sax
  • Alvin Curran - synthesizer, flugelhorn, vocals
  • Richard Teitelbaum - synthesizer
  • Garrett List - trombone
  • Karl Berger - vibraphone, piano Melodeon

Recorded Rome, November 15 and 16, 1977, Mama Dog Studio

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Via Della Luce
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Fox
  • B2. Cross Over One
  • B3. Slugging Rocks
  • SIDE C
  • C1. Psalm
  • C2. What Is Freedom?
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Dewline
  • D2. Cross Over Two
  • D3. Cross Over Three
  • D4. Sea Line