Edition number twenty-eight of Amirani Records is LIKEIDOS, proudly co-produced with GRIMedia records.
Alessio Pisani – bassoon, contrabassoon | Mirio Cosottini – trumpet, flugelhorn | Mario Arcari – oboe, oboe amore | Diego Baroni – bass clarinet | Angelo Contini – trombone | Mirko Guerrini – tenor saxophone | Gianni Mimmo – soprano saxophone | Marco Tindiglia – electric guitar | Adriana Boschi – clarinet | Francesco Cigana – drums | Sergio Durante – flute, alto flute | Marcello Giannandrea – bassoon | Simone Marzocchi – trumpet | Andrea Tinacci – clarinet | Enrico Toffano – bassoon
Amazing interplay and brilliant skills are here the perfect medium to reach perfect result, in terms of complexity, fresh interpretations and emotional involvement. A breathtaking performance in a superbe recording session, featuring the most interesting voices of the italian avant-scene, here is an high level release with intriguing compositions by bassoonist Alessio Pisani and trumpetist Mirio Cosottini, founders of GRIM, artistic association that aims to promote improvisation and a fresher approach to modern composition.
Music – all compositions by Alessio Pisani and Mirio Cosottini except (*) by Sylvano Bussotti and Tono Zancanaro. Concept _Alessio Pisani, Mirio Cosottini. Recording – 2011, april 16, Oasi la Rizza, Bentivoglio, Bologna , Italy. Sound enginering, mixing, graphics – GRIM. Mastering – Maurizio Giannotti, New Mastering studio, Milano Italy. Booklet photos – Marco Betti. Production – Gianni Mimmo for Amirani Records and GRIMedia Records.
Special thanks to Mariangela Tedde of Cooperativa Arcobaleno and to Marco Zini, Mirko Guerrini and Diego Baroni for providing record equipments.
Tracklist: 1. Oscillazioni 2. 19.7.2001.2011 3. 20.7.2001.2011 4. 21.7.2001.2011 5. Back again 6. Autotono (*) 7. Likeidos 8. Point 9. Smooth Drop
Founded in 2005
by Mirio Cosottini and Alessio Pisani GRIM is an artistic association that aims to promote the musical culture with special attention on musical improvisation, both on teorical and practical sides, on performance aspects and didatical strategies as well. GRIM collaborates with public and private partners. Main activities: EASilence (Mirio Cosottini, trumpet | Alessio Pisani, bassoon and contrabassoon | Tonino Miano, piano). EAOrchestra (a variable electroacoustic ensemble). Laboratory of Improvisation Conservatory of Padova. GRIMedia Records. Published articles about improvisation.
investigates the linear/non linear dichotomy in order to involve, with a fresher approach, graphic scores and visual symbols in the improvisational context.
About ‘Autotono’: our respectful journey through these amazing graphic-pictoral scores by painter Tono Zancanaro and seminal icpn composer Sylvano Bussotti. “These pages are drawn to push improvisation practices into more radical declinations (…) The musician prevents to project any ensemble, or single, organization, nor he will suggest any kept of interpretation (…) Of his eventual personal interpretation he will guard the secret jealously (…)” — Sylvano Bussotti
Sound is the heart of our aesthetics. From Sound we leave and to Sound we return. All its linear and non-linear features are the basis of our inverstigation. Improvisation soaks through our idea of Sound and determines its development in time.
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