A comprehensive guide to the core recordings of one of the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical musicians from Italy, this 2-CD BOX Deluxe Edition captures Pietro Grossi original vision, presenting a wide selection of his studio early recordings, beautifully re-mastered to preserve the enduring quality.
Pietro Grossi used to playfully define himself as pigro [lazy], but he wasn't lazy at all! Few musicians have been working everyday at such a cracking pace, creating, teaching and writing, and when we listen to his music we should bear in mind how this complex figure of musician, cellist and composer, and also visual artist, has developed creative thinking in a path where a blend of very different aspects organically cohabited.
Since the late '50s Grossi was convinced of the potential of the 'new sound' and was totally obsessed with pioneering it, to the point where he would found the S 2F M (Studio di Fonologia Musicale di Firenze) in 1963 -  which made its headquarters in Florence at the Conservatorio, and then in his apartment! - spending days and nights on end splicing tapes and working with various modified machines to create his abstract soundscapes. The two CDs features his first analogical electronic music, as well as some S 2F M studio works by colleagues such as Vittorio Gelmetti, Gruppo NPS ( with Teresa Rampazzi) and Albert Mayr, while the second disc is focused on the prototype computer generated sound synthesis.

GENRE: early electronic, tape music, early computer sounds
DESCRIPTION: Deluxe silver CD-Box, silver-foil design, Complete with a 28-pages booklet in Italian and English
20 euro

track list

CD 1

PIETRO GOSSI     PG 4 - 1965       10:40
PIETRO GOSSI     SP   - 1965        6:43
PIETRO GOSSI     OM   - 1966       11:14
VITTORIO GELMETTI Modulazioni per Michelangelo - 1965    8:32
RICCARDO ANDREONI   Studio sugli Impulsi - 1968    6:36
ALBERT MAYR     Proposta Sonora VIII - 1968    6:28
AURELIO PERUZZI   Studio 1 - 1967      4:22
SMET      EL 25 - 1966       2:48
NPS       Interferenze 2 - 1967     4:14

CD 2

Pietro Grossi
1.A Create (a)      0:28
2.B Sound Life 24    1:32
3.C Fuga XII     1:32
4.A Sound Life 24    1:32
5.C Silence     0:03
6.B Sound Life 17     1:32
7.C Fuga XII Inverse     1:24
8.A Arte della fuga elaborated   1:28
9.B Combinatoria 1970     3:42
10.B Monodia 1970    9:55
11.A Create (a)      2:06
12.C Silence     0:03
13.B Sound Life 25    0:54
14.C Fuga XIII     1:34
15.A Sound Life 11     2:49
16.C Fuga XII Inverse     1:37
17.B Sound Life 27     1:31
18.A Arte della fuga elaborated    1:31
19.B Sound Life 42     6:36
20.B Create (b)      11:22
21.B Variations on Scarlatti Sonata 119  1:33
22.A Sound Life 11     3:07