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    Tempo Reale/Discographic and digital releases /BLUTWURST / TENEBRAE (TRC07)



    The “Tenebrae” project is based on fragments of the composition Tenebrae factae sunt, contained within the Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae spectantia, composed in 1611 by Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa. The original materials undergo a temporal dilation process that alters the relationship between the various melodic lines. A second transformation then occurs in an almost spontaneous manner, through an analogue manipulation of sound on magnetic supports, where instrumental extracts performed by the group’s musicians are recorded. The low quality of the tape recording lends the sound a distinctive grain, deforming it further and exasperating its transformation.

    1. Aria
    2. Nastri
    3. Corde
    4. Aria per i Nastri
    5. Tutti

    This album is part of the “SIAE – Classici di Oggi” project, and has been made with support by the 100 Band Project within Giovani sì – Tuscany Region

    Cristina Abati: viola (3, 5)
    Marco Baldini: trumpet (1, 5)
    Maurizio Costantini: double bass (3, 5)
    Daniela Fantechi: accordion (1, 5)
    Luca Giorgi: sinewaves (1, 3, 5) and tape recorders (2, 3, 4, 5)
    Michele Lanzini: cello (3, 5)
    Edoardo Ricci: bass clarinet (1, 5)
    Luisa Santacesaria: harmonium (1, 5)

    Recorded live by Damiano Meacci and Blutwurst in Tempo Reale’s studios in April 2016. The sound material of “Nastri” was recorded on magnetic media by Luca Giorgi. The compositional work on the Carlo Gesualdo fragments was done by Daniela Fantechi.

    Mix and master: Damiano Meacci