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Musci, Roberto / Giovanni Venosta: Messages & Portraits (2018 Edition) (Recommended Records)

A welcome reissue of two 1980s, forward-thinking albums of electronic compositions from Milanese ethnomusicologist composers, sound engineers and performers Giovanni Venosta and Roberto Musci, incorporating exotic field recordings from their world travels into accessibly sophisticated pieces, creating unexpectedly innovative, novel and melodically rich hybrids.
 

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UPC: 752725039420

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: RER MVCD2018
Squidco Product Code: 26090

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack
Tracks 1-9 recorded at FX Studio and 3 Times Out Studios, in Milano, Italy.

Tracks 10-18 recorded at FX Studio, in Milano, Italy, during the Winter of 1987/88.


Personnel:

Roberto Musci-synthesizer, tape, acoustic guitar, percussion

Giovanni Venosta-piano, synthesizer, tape

Valentino De Santi-synthesizer

Marco Vecchi-synthesizer

Andrea Petrus-French Horn

Tiziano Tononi-percussion

Sandro Cerino-bass clarinet, bass flute, soprano saxophone

Daniele Cavallanti-tenor saxophone

Paolino Dalla Porta-double bass

Marco Vecchi-computer

Paolino Dalla Porta-double bass

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track listing:


1. Technowaltz 4:12

2. Water Music 2:05

3. Empty Boulevard 2:02

4. Mechanic Soul Versus Pathetic Ambient 3:47

5. Nexus On The Beach 6:11

6. Vientiane 11:11

7. Malangaan 3:50

8. Digital Ketjak 2:09

9. Old Time Religion 3:59

10. Lilongwe 29/2/52 Radio Concert Hall 4:38

11. Tamatave 4:22

12. Dialogue Between A Dreamer And Others 2:45

13. Batida De Coca 3:27

14. Rackrailway To... 3:48

15. The Ups And Downs Of A Chewing Gum 3:54

16. El Lamento De Los Ayatollah 5:10

17. Starfishes And Kangaroos 3:48

18. Lullabies...Mother Sings...Father Plays... 3:28

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"In the late 80s these globetrotting Milanese composers joined forces to produce two acclaimed and prescient records made in equal parts from their own performances and ethnic field recordings, a little in the manner of Eno/Byrne's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts -but rather more evolved. Messages and Portraits combines the vinyl albums on one CD.

Giovanni Venosta Born Udine, Italy, 1961. Apart from his work with Roberto Music, he has mainly worked as a film composer: 16 feature films, various shorts, documentaries, videos, and music for dance and theatre - awarded the Golden Ciak in 2000, 3 nominations for best soundtrack at Donatello's David in 2002, '04, '08, and a nomination for the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize in '09. Since 2002 he has composed the signature tunes for the Locarno Film Festival. He is also a member of the trio diSturb und Drang, Emilio Galante's ensemble Sonata Islands, and several projects dedicated to the music of Magma, After Dinner and Wha Ha Ha. He also plays electric piano with the afro-beat group Mamud Band and teaches a 3-year degree course of Music for Images at the Civic School in Milan. He has made numerous solo recordings, film soundtrack ans band recordings on a variety of labels.

Roberto Musci Born Milan, Italy, 1956. He studied alto sax and guitar and then between 1974 and 1985 travelled around the planet studying African, Indian, Near and Far Eastern music, making field recordings, studying and collecting ethnic musical instruments from around the world. In the '80s and '90s he made ethnic and electronic/experimental programs for Italian national radio and the independent Radio Popolare. He also composed and played music for dance, videos, commercials, poetry, theatre and performed live soundtracks for silent movies. He has released many LPs on numerous European labels."-ReR Megacorp


Artist Biographies:

"Roberto Musci Born Milan, Italy, 1956. He studied alto sax and guitar and then between 1974 and 1985 travelled around the planet studying African, Indian, Near and Far Eastern music, making field recordings, studying and collecting ethnic musical instruments from around the world. In the '80s and '90s he made ethnic and electronic/experimental programs for Italian national radio and the independent Radio Popolare. He also composed and played music for dance, videos, commercials, poetry, theatre and performed live soundtracks for silent movies. He has released many LPs on numerous European labels."

-FE 9/12/2018

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"Giovanni Venosta - Born Udine, Italy, 1961. Apart from his work with Roberto Music, he has mainly worked as a film composer: 16 feature films, various shorts, documentaries, videos, & music for dance and theatre - awarded the Golden Ciak in 2000, 3 nominations for best soundtrack at Donatello's David in 2002, '04, '08, and a nomination for the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize in '09. Since 2002 he has composed the signature tunes for the Locarno Film Festival. He is also a member of the trio diSturb und Drang, Emilio Galante's ensemble Sonata Islands, and several projects dedicated to the music of Magma, After Dinner and Wha Ha Ha. He also plays electric piano with the afro-beat group Mamud Band and teaches a 3-year degree course of Music for Images at the Civic School in Milan. He has made numerous solo recordings, film soundtrack & band recordings on a variety of labels."

-FE 9/12/2018

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"Valentino de Santi is an Italian synthesizer player and keyboardist known for his work on two Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta albums"

-Squidco 9/12/2018

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Marco Vecchi is an Italian synth and keyboard player, known for his work with the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, and Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta.

-Squidco 9/12/2018

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"Andrea Petrus is an Italian French Horn player, know for his work with Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta"

-Squidco 9/12/2018

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"Tiziano Tononi (born November 18, 1956, Milan) is an Italian percussionist and composer.

Tononi taught himself to play drums in a pop/rock idiom as a youth, then turned to playing jazz and classical percussion in his late teens, studying with Andrew Cyrille and Bob Moses. Playing locally in Milan in the early 1980s, he joined the Democratic Orchestra Milano and co-founded the Nexus ensemble with Daniele Cavallanti, as well as the group Moon on the Water toward the middle of the decade. Through the 1980s he played in a variety of idioms with musicians such as Pierre Favre, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Maggie Nicols, Barre Phillips, Dewey Redman, Giancarlo Schiaffini, and Gianluigi Trovesi.

In the 1990s Tononi played with the Jazz Chromatic Ensemble and the Italian Instabile Orchestra, as well as in a trio with Beppe Caruso. His Multiphonics Tuba Trio, with Renato Geremia and Michel Godard, was founded in 1997; he also did composition and arrangement work, including the soundtrack to Ketchup and tributes to Don Cherry and Roland Kirk."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiziano_Tononi)
9/12/2018

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"Alessandro Cerino, better known as Sandro Cerino (Naples, 30 September 1958), is a musician, composer and arranger Italian.

Thanks to his father a musician, he learned his passion for music as a child. After having achieved classical maturity, he devoted himself to the study of the clarinet.

In 1983, he began his work as an arranger for theater performances (I refer to the trick by Gino Rivieccio) and for television programs (Bum Bum all'italiana with Lory Del Santo). In 1985, he contributed to the soundtrack of the film The Crew, by Pino Dosaggio. Subsequently, he takes part in other television broadcasts on the RAI and Fininvest networks (Good luck, See you at 10, DOC: Music and more in the denomination of controlled origin, Naples before and after, Fantastico, Joking aside, Maximum listening, Who makes the appearance). She is also a testimonial since 1987 of an advertising spot for Rinazina Nasal Spray.

In the late eighties, he made his first records as a composer and arranger: he is noted with the group Six Mobiles (judged according to the best Italian jazz group by Musica Jazz magazine in 1991) and is the animator of Sandro Cerino Action Quartet (also composed by Claudio Angeleri, Ares Tavolazzi and Federico Monti). Together with Carlo Actis Dato and Stefano Corradi, it forms the Atipico Trio, which has received considerable critical acclaim abroad with Where the reeds give.

In the early nineties, he constantly created acronyms for television programs (Premio Marrazzo, Cinegrafie, Umbriafiction TV). His also the acronym for Ti va la tivv, a program that should have been presented by Massimo Troisi, but which never aired due to the premature death of the Neapolitan actor. After some collaborations, in 1996 he publishes Dove where they bring the fields next to the motorways with a new Action Quartet (together with Mario Rusca, Riccardo Fioravanti and Giampiero Prina) and the album Fasi communicantiwith the young singer Daniela Panetta, in which various pop and rock classics are rearranged in a jazz key. The following year, he published a new work with the Atipico Trio, Gone with the winds, judged among the 100 best records of the year in France and also appreciated in the rest of Europe and Japan.

During the nineties and 2000 he also made soundtracks for cinema and theater. He often collaborates with Giovanni Venosta, with whom he makes music for some films by Silvio Soldini (A soul divided into two, Burning in the wind, Agate and the storm). He wrote the music for Va 'Follow your heart by Cristina Comencini."

-WikiVividly (Translated by Google) (https://wikivividly.com/lang-it/wiki/Sandro_Cerino)
9/12/2018

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"Daniele Cavallanti (born June 6, 1952 in Milan) is an Italian jazz saxophonist.

Cavallanti had from 14 years classical saxophone and clarinet lessons with M. Ezio Zappatini. In the 1970s, he was part of the Gruppo Contemporaneo to Guido Mazzon and Gaetano Liguori, then played with Patrizia Scascitelli, in the band Aktuala and in his own trio with bassist Roberto Della Grotta and drummer Filippo Monico. He lived in 1979/80 in Amsterdam, where he played with Wolter Wierbos and Petro Nikiruy.

After studying harmony and arrangement with Angiolo Tarocchi he worked from 1991 with a quartet of his own, 1993 with Dewey Redman. He played in the course of his career u. a. with international musicians such as Mark Dresser, Herb Robertson, Roswell Rudd, Cecil Taylor, Glenn Ferris, Nels Cline, Raphael Garrett, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Oliver Johnson, Willem Breuker, Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Elliott Sharp, Jerry Granelli, Keith Tippett as well as in the formations Aktula with Walter Maioli, Muzik Circus, Democratic Milan Orchestra, New Forties Big Band, Nexus, [2] Jazz Chromatic Ensemble and the Italian Instabile Orchestra. In 2010 he appeared in the documentary Il suono unstable della libertà."

-Wikipedia (Translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniele_Cavallanti)
9/12/2018

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"Paolino Dalla Porta (born July 25, 1956 in Mantua ) is an Italian double bass player and composer of modern jazz and improvisational music.

Dalla Porta first studied guitar for ten years; it was not until 1977 when he switched to double bass. Around 1980 he was a member of several key groups of the Milanese scene such as DOM Alia Orchestra or Nexus and accompanied Arrigo Cappelletti, Claudio Fasoli and Tiziana Ghiglioni. Since 1988 he led his own quartet. With the project Far Away, which included Lester Bowie, he toured through North America and Australia, with Alain Brunet through Polynesia. Together with the drummer Aldo Romano or Tony Oxley ( Sulfur ), with Kenny Wheeler and Billy Elgart ( Tales, Soul Note 1993) or with Dominique Pifarély (Triplicity, Dischi Della Quercia 1993), they collaborated with the pianist Stefano Battaglia., He played electroacoustic music with Gabriele Mirabassi. He also worked with Pino Minafra ( Colori ), with Fabrizio Sferra, with Rita Marcotulli, with Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink and with Gianluca Petrella. In 2015 he replaced Glen Moore with Oregon."

-Wikipedia (Translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolino_Dalla_Porta)
9/12/2018

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Marco Vecchi is an Italian synth and keyboard player, known for his work with the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, and Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta.

-Squidco 9/12/2018

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"Paolino Dalla Porta (born July 25, 1956 in Mantua ) is an Italian double bass player and composer of modern jazz and improvisational music.

Dalla Porta first studied guitar for ten years; it was not until 1977 when he switched to double bass. Around 1980 he was a member of several key groups of the Milanese scene such as DOM Alia Orchestra or Nexus and accompanied Arrigo Cappelletti, Claudio Fasoli and Tiziana Ghiglioni. Since 1988 he led his own quartet. With the project Far Away, which included Lester Bowie, he toured through North America and Australia, with Alain Brunet through Polynesia. Together with the drummer Aldo Romano or Tony Oxley ( Sulfur ), with Kenny Wheeler and Billy Elgart ( Tales, Soul Note 1993) or with Dominique Pifarély (Triplicity, Dischi Della Quercia 1993), they collaborated with the pianist Stefano Battaglia., He played electroacoustic music with Gabriele Mirabassi. He also worked with Pino Minafra ( Colori ), with Fabrizio Sferra, with Rita Marcotulli, with Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink and with Gianluca Petrella. In 2015 he replaced Glen Moore with Oregon."

-Wikipedia (Translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolino_Dalla_Porta)
9/12/2018

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