Alvin Curran

Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico (SV129)

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Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico

Alvin Curran

Superior Viaduct

855985006291

LPS 164569

SV129

JAZZ

1

LP 20,64 €

180 GRAM VINYL

Rare original copy of Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico (1974), that has to be considered the Alvin Curran's most lyrical collage, scored for for tape, voice, flugelhorn, synthesizer and tape of natural sounds (wind, high-tension wires, frogs, beach waves, etc). "Though I have been making music for some time, "Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico" is for me like a first piece. It marks a radical departure from the previous 7 years of experimental and collective music making with the group MEV and it signals my beginning in the strenuous role of a solo performer-composer.I recorded and engineered (often while playing) by myself, using Schoeps condenser mics, an AKG D 224 (flugelhorn) and an RCA 77 DX (voice) into a mixer by Livio Argentini and a Revox A 77. Instruments heard in order of appeareance are: Synthesizer (SYNTHI A), Amplified cymbal, my voice with glass chimes, flugelhorn with Harmonicas and jews harps and the voice of Margherita Benetti singing an Emillian folk song. On side 2: synthesizer with African thumb piano (Kalimba), metal chimes and corrugated plastic tubes" Alvin Curran.

PERSONNEL:

  • Alvin Curran - synthesizer, harmonica, flugelhorn
  • Margherita Bentti - vocals

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Canti E Vedute Dal Giardino Magnetico / Songs And Views From The Magnetic Garden
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Canti E Vedute Dal Giardino Magnetico / Songs And Views From The Magnetic Garden