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Andrea Penso // Oh! Uomo TAPE

Andrea Penso // Oh! Uomo TAPE

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This cassette was released by Italian experimental musician Andrea Penso in January 2022 on the Italian experimental label Canti Magnetici, limited to 1 cassettes.

Includes two songs, A-side, which is inspired by Armenian folk, and B-side, which is a minimal sound drone. DL code included.Mastering isGiuseppe Ielasi is in charge.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Canti Magnetici /    Invisibilia Editions releases available at Tobira.

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Accompanying text:

Oh! Uomo (Part I):

"What I love are not the pieces, but the repetitions, the protractions; to proceed slowly on my way, to come back, back to the same thing, being a litany, litany as life, to stay long there before ending, not willing to make music of a man – and above all of a composer, and and above all of a westerner – but rather music of a sparrow, a quite indecisive sparrow perched on a branch, a sparrow trying to call a man… ”(H.Michaux )

"Oh! Uomo (Part I)" is a composition based on a fragment of Bela Bartòk "III Der Stampfer (Stamping Dance)"; from his folk music studies. The opening sequence, recorded on magnetic tape, was cut and transformed into a tape loop, then manipulated analogically and digitally to change its tone and progression.

Oh! Uomo (Diaspora):

"It is a painful pace of women, elders, and children, donkeys and oxen-backed. They cross dusty roads, mountains, and deserts. A faceless people is moving towards exile, and dispersion. "

This piece, deeply inspired by Angela Ricci Lucchi and Yervant Gianikian's work, is dedicated to them.

"Oh! Uomo (Diaspora)" consists of two overlapped and manipulated tape loops: the former created from an Armenian folk melody for harmonium solo recorded in the early 20th-century; the latter from a modern dance audio-cassette, found by chance in a van parking lot in Turin. "

Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi

Artist: Andrea Penso

Label: Label: Canti Magnetici 

This cassette was released by Italian experimental musician Andrea Penso in January 2022 on the Italian experimental label Canti Magnetici, limited to 1 cassettes.

Includes two songs, A-side, which is inspired by Armenian folk, and B-side, which is a minimal sound drone. DL code included.Mastering isGiuseppe Ielasi is in charge.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Canti Magnetici /    Invisibilia Editions releases available at Tobira.

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Accompanying text:

Oh! Uomo (Part I):

"What I love are not the pieces, but the repetitions, the protractions; to proceed slowly on my way, to come back, back to the same thing, being a litany, litany as life, to stay long there before ending, not willing to make music of a man – and above all of a composer, and and above all of a westerner – but rather music of a sparrow, a quite indecisive sparrow perched on a branch, a sparrow trying to call a man… ”(H.Michaux )

"Oh! Uomo (Part I)" is a composition based on a fragment of Bela Bartòk "III Der Stampfer (Stamping Dance)"; from his folk music studies. The opening sequence, recorded on magnetic tape, was cut and transformed into a tape loop, then manipulated analogically and digitally to change its tone and progression.

Oh! Uomo (Diaspora):

"It is a painful pace of women, elders, and children, donkeys and oxen-backed. They cross dusty roads, mountains, and deserts. A faceless people is moving towards exile, and dispersion. "

This piece, deeply inspired by Angela Ricci Lucchi and Yervant Gianikian's work, is dedicated to them.

"Oh! Uomo (Diaspora)" consists of two overlapped and manipulated tape loops: the former created from an Armenian folk melody for harmonium solo recorded in the early 20th-century; the latter from a modern dance audio-cassette, found by chance in a van parking lot in Turin. "

Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi

Artist: Andrea Penso

Label: Label: Canti Magnetici