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Fausto Romitelli : Solare : CD



Elena Casoli (guitar), Virginia Arancio (guitar), Teresa Hackel (Paetzold contrabass recorder), Teresa Hackel (recorder), Virginia Arancio (electric guitar)

Stradivarius :STR37099


The music (and I use this term lightly) of Fausto Romitelli (1963 – 2004) is unlike almost anything I have ever come across. It is literally a sequence of ungainly odd sounds, including squeaks, creaks, bumps, (pick for yourself, any unmusical word you can think of) and generally sounds like it is being made up as it goes along. I can absolutely not imagine that the scores for these pieces are understandable to ordinary players, or, if they were, that many people would actually benefit from trying to play them. They sound at times like the soundtrack for a horror film where really creepy things are happening, or about to happen on screen, and the performer/composer has been told to make as many awful, horrible sounds that they can possibly think of, and under no circumstances must they actually play any melodies.

The seven tracks on this CD play for 62 minutes in total, which, as far as I am concerned is 61 ½ minutes too long. Awful.


Chris Dumigan

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