JazzLoft Home | Shopping Cart Shopping Cart | My Wish List | Customer Service

ARTIST NAME

ALBUM TITLE

LABEL

 
NewClassical → Oltracuidansa  

Oltracuidansa

Artist: Stefano Scodanibbio
Stefano Scodanibbio - Oltracuidansa CD
Label: Mode
Regular Price: $14.95
On Sale For: $13.47 
Year: 2011
Format: CD

Quantity:   

E-mail this product to a friend E-mail this product to a friend

Oltracuidansa is the radical questioning of the relation between the performer’s body and instrument: What is the language of the contrabass? How to give voice to the thought? In the variety of the contrabass voices, how to find “The Voice”? And finally, if “the voice’s flight in the language must come to an end”, if “the achieved thought has no more thought”, doesn’t one arrive at the abyss of silence?

Stefano Scodanibbio — regarded as one of the great interpreters of the contemporary contrabass as well as a composer — uses his instrument to ponder these thoughts. Oltracuidansa digs into the bowels of the instrument, revealing the primal, animal sides of the contrabass through unorthodox techniques in bowing, pizzicato, left and right hand, etc.

Scodanibbio recorded almost 6 hours of contrabass sound materials. The taped sounds, all produced solely by the contrabass, are the result of 26 different methods of sound production — they were then cut and used in a polyphonic way via multitrack editing. The amazing sounds which result are not filtered or modified, just a small reverb unit has been used. The tape was created at CCMIX (Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis) in Paris.

Oltracuidansa (1997-2001) is a composition for contrabass and eight-channel tape – though this version is stereo only. Through it, creator Stefano Scodanibbio, one of the great contemporary bassists, ponders the relation between the performer’s body and the instrument. He digs into its bowels, revealing what he calls its “primal, animal nature” through extended arco and pizzicato techniques. The tape was created at CCMIX (Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis) in Paris, entirely from sounds produced by the bass, treated in a kind of polyphony through multitrack editing, with no filtering or modifying, just a small reverb unit. Throughout its almost hour-long duration, this quiet drama of fugitive sounds exhibits a sustained intensity, its understated virtuosity not quite establishing the memorability of the work. Nonetheless, it’s a challenging composition by one of the great thinkers of the contrabass.  - Andy Hamilton, The Wire, January 2011
ARTISTS
Stefano Scodanibbio, contrabass
See all titles featuring Stefano Scodanibbio

Guillermo Gregorio - Coplanar CD
Guillermo Gregorio - Coplanar CD
Jim McAuley - Gongfarmer 18 CD
Jim McAuley - Gongfarmer 18 CD
James Tenney - Selected Works 1961-1969 CD
James Tenney - Selected Works 1961-1969 CD
Sten Sandell - Gubbrora: Freedom of the City 2004 CD
Sten Sandell - Gubbrora: Freedom of the City 2004 CD






Product Rating: (0.00)   # of Ratings: 0   (Only registered customers can rate)

There are no comments for this product.

Powered by JAZZLOFT.COM Copyright 1999-2011. All Rights Reserved.