Transición II / Phonophonie

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Early, forward-looking works are constructed so that no two performances can ever be alike. For Transición II, pianist Aldo Orvieto performs on the keyboard while percussionist Dimitri Fiorin performs inside the piano. The score calls prerecord sections to played during the performance, as well as another tape of recordings of different live performances (sometimes manipulated to change timbre and frequencies in order to make recognition of the original sounds impossible), but for this recording, Alvise Vidolin’s live electronics are used in place of the analogue tape loops. Phonophonie is a piece of musical theater performed by Nicholas Isherwood on bass, produces a monotone gurgling sound similar to the noise produced when one expires. Stefano Bassanese handles tapes and sound direction — a mix of other sound sources, extraneous sounds and voices.