08 luglio 2010


L'album di Edgard Varèse che tanto impressionò il giovane Frank Zappa - con le composizioni Ionisation, Octandre, Integrales, Density 21.5 , qui raccolte come The Complete Works Volume 1 - vede la luce per la prima volta in compact disc: provvede la él records (sì sì, proprio quella...).

One of the founding fathers of modern music Edgard Varese, was fifty years ago experimenting with sound collage and sampling that are commonplace in today's popular music.
Amongst the composers who claimed him to be an influence were Harrison Birtwistle, Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen and a teenage Frank Zappa with his profound effect on the latter so much so that it can be heard throughout Zappa's work from the Mothers Of Invention onwards. "The Complete Works Volume 1" is the exact same record that turned Frank Zappa on! The recordings are savage and beautiful and far ahead of their time; they have never previously been released on compact disc.


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