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Aldo Clementi // Collage LP

Aldo Clementi // Collage LP

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Italian experimental musician Aldo Clementi (1925-2011) will be joining the Italian experimental label in October 2023.A record released on Alga Marghen.

Contains 1960 rare and unreleased songs produced in the 4s.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Alga Marghen,Presented unreleased works for magnetic tape, ``Collage 2'' and ``Collage 3'' (Dies irae), realized at the RAI music studio in Milan with the technical cooperation of Marino Zuccheri.These works are valuable testimony to Aldo Clementi's strong interest in electronic music in the 1960s, which continues to this day.electronic compositionCollage 2” is a work from 1960. It was Clementi's first experiment with electronic music, and his original and consistent adherence to structuralism is reflected in several instrumental works written around this time.The original idea for Collage3 dates back to 1966 and was a short electronic collage of the Beatles song "Michelle".The composer wanted to replace the old concepts and clichés that had become commonplace by using "a natural well of raw, organic tones that spring from a world of symmetry and fixed blocks."This original idea was developed by RAI (Italian radio station)A dramatic change occurred when Clementi was commissioned to compose a lengthy piece.His initial desire to start from scratch was compounded by longer time issues.It was when Clementi had almost completed the song that he gave it its final title, "Dies irae". "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Alga Marghen releases available at Tobira. 

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12 "black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

A1 Collage II (1960)
A2 Fantasia Su roBErto FABriCiAni (1980/81)
B1 Collage III
B2 Dies IRAE

Alga Marghen:

"Alga marghen proudly perents the previously unreleased “Collage 2” and “Collage 3 (Dies irae)” for magnetic tape, both realized at the Studio di Fonologia Muisicale RAI in Milan with the technical collaboration of Marino Zuccheri. These pieces are precious testimonials to Aldo Clementi's intense and ongoing interest in electronic music in the 1960s.

The electronic composition “Collage 2” dates from 1960. It was the first experiment with electronic music for Clementi whose original and consistence adherence to structuralism is reflected in several of his instrumental works written around that time. About this piece the composer has commented: « The title and the technique, both of the same name, are the result of my having conceived the work in terms of compositional planes created independently and later superimposed; this gives rise to absorption or emergence, intersection or isolation, all absolutely and dangerously unpredictable. The difficulties implicit in the acoustics, and consequently in the effect, of this kind of treatment, are taken for granted and accepted from the start».

The first idea of ​​“Collage 3” dates back to 1966, in the form of a short electronic collage on the Beatles' song “Michelle”. The composer wanted to replace old concepts and clichés which had become popular and common, through the use of «natural wells of timbre, live and organic, springing from a world of symmetry and fixed blocks». This original idea undertaken a drastic transformation when the RAI (the Italian radio) commissioned Clementi to write a longer work. To his initial desire to start from scratch was added the problem of a longer duration. It was only when Clementi had almost completed the piece that he gave it its final title of “Dies irae”, owed to the extreme tension that accompanied its composition.

This LP is completed by “Fantasia su roBErto FABbriCiAni” (1982) in a brand new realization live recorded on October 13th, 2022 with Alvise Vidolin as sound engineer. Following a practice adopted most famously by Bach, Brahms and Shostakovich, the “Fantasia su roBErto FABbriCiAni” for flute and tape is based on the notes corresponding to the letters in Fabbriciani's name according to the German musical nomenclature (B flat, E, F, A, B flat, C, A).

This is how Clementi describes his approaches to the electronic processing of the pre recorded tape: «My stylistic purpose was to create a delirious labyrinth around the solo instrument like an enormous growth of vegetation that chokes out a little plant».

«Today it is incumbent on music to ponder anew upon itself, just as music has an urgent need for self-reflection». This is how Adorno himself expressed, at a time long gone but focusing on a need that is perhaps still close to us It is precisely in this need for “self-reflection”, in this continuous and inexhaustible “questioning” that perhaps one of the most profound teachings of Aldo Clementi compositional mastery resides; a musical legacy of rare coherence and fascination that constitutes an inescapable point of reference for the ethical ideal and the palpable existential tension it tests to us. In its highest expressions, music allows one to subtly perceive its inherent gnoseological vocation. The work of Aldo Clementi embody one of the most striking and exemplary demonstrations of this."

Artist: Aldo Clementi 

Label: Alga Marghen

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Italian experimental musician Aldo Clementi (1925-2011) will be joining the Italian experimental label in October 2023.A record released on Alga Marghen.

Contains 1960 rare and unreleased songs produced in the 4s.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Alga Marghen,Presented unreleased works for magnetic tape, ``Collage 2'' and ``Collage 3'' (Dies irae), realized at the RAI music studio in Milan with the technical cooperation of Marino Zuccheri.These works are valuable testimony to Aldo Clementi's strong interest in electronic music in the 1960s, which continues to this day.electronic compositionCollage 2” is a work from 1960. It was Clementi's first experiment with electronic music, and his original and consistent adherence to structuralism is reflected in several instrumental works written around this time.The original idea for Collage3 dates back to 1966 and was a short electronic collage of the Beatles song "Michelle".The composer wanted to replace the old concepts and clichés that had become commonplace by using "a natural well of raw, organic tones that spring from a world of symmetry and fixed blocks."This original idea was developed by RAI (Italian radio station)A dramatic change occurred when Clementi was commissioned to compose a lengthy piece.His initial desire to start from scratch was compounded by longer time issues.It was when Clementi had almost completed the song that he gave it its final title, "Dies irae". "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Alga Marghen releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

12 "black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

A1 Collage II (1960)
A2 Fantasia Su roBErto FABriCiAni (1980/81)
B1 Collage III
B2 Dies IRAE

Alga Marghen:

"Alga marghen proudly perents the previously unreleased “Collage 2” and “Collage 3 (Dies irae)” for magnetic tape, both realized at the Studio di Fonologia Muisicale RAI in Milan with the technical collaboration of Marino Zuccheri. These pieces are precious testimonials to Aldo Clementi's intense and ongoing interest in electronic music in the 1960s.

The electronic composition “Collage 2” dates from 1960. It was the first experiment with electronic music for Clementi whose original and consistence adherence to structuralism is reflected in several of his instrumental works written around that time. About this piece the composer has commented: « The title and the technique, both of the same name, are the result of my having conceived the work in terms of compositional planes created independently and later superimposed; this gives rise to absorption or emergence, intersection or isolation, all absolutely and dangerously unpredictable. The difficulties implicit in the acoustics, and consequently in the effect, of this kind of treatment, are taken for granted and accepted from the start».

The first idea of ​​“Collage 3” dates back to 1966, in the form of a short electronic collage on the Beatles' song “Michelle”. The composer wanted to replace old concepts and clichés which had become popular and common, through the use of «natural wells of timbre, live and organic, springing from a world of symmetry and fixed blocks». This original idea undertaken a drastic transformation when the RAI (the Italian radio) commissioned Clementi to write a longer work. To his initial desire to start from scratch was added the problem of a longer duration. It was only when Clementi had almost completed the piece that he gave it its final title of “Dies irae”, owed to the extreme tension that accompanied its composition.

This LP is completed by “Fantasia su roBErto FABbriCiAni” (1982) in a brand new realization live recorded on October 13th, 2022 with Alvise Vidolin as sound engineer. Following a practice adopted most famously by Bach, Brahms and Shostakovich, the “Fantasia su roBErto FABbriCiAni” for flute and tape is based on the notes corresponding to the letters in Fabbriciani's name according to the German musical nomenclature (B flat, E, F, A, B flat, C, A).

This is how Clementi describes his approaches to the electronic processing of the pre recorded tape: «My stylistic purpose was to create a delirious labyrinth around the solo instrument like an enormous growth of vegetation that chokes out a little plant».

«Today it is incumbent on music to ponder anew upon itself, just as music has an urgent need for self-reflection». This is how Adorno himself expressed, at a time long gone but focusing on a need that is perhaps still close to us It is precisely in this need for “self-reflection”, in this continuous and inexhaustible “questioning” that perhaps one of the most profound teachings of Aldo Clementi compositional mastery resides; a musical legacy of rare coherence and fascination that constitutes an inescapable point of reference for the ethical ideal and the palpable existential tension it tests to us. In its highest expressions, music allows one to subtly perceive its inherent gnoseological vocation. The work of Aldo Clementi embody one of the most striking and exemplary demonstrations of this."

Artist: Aldo Clementi 

Label: Alga Marghen