Scodanibbio - Alisei | ECM New Series 4817041

Scodanibbio - Alisei

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Label: ECM New Series

Cat No: 4817041

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 12th October 2018

Contents

Artists

Daniele Roccato (double bass)
Ludus Gravis Ensemble

Conductor

Tonino Battista

Works

Scodanibbio, Stefano

Alisei for double bass
Da una certa nebbia for 2 double basses
Ottetto for 8 double basses
Pezzi brillanti (8) for double bass

Artists

Daniele Roccato (double bass)
Ludus Gravis Ensemble

Conductor

Tonino Battista

About

The Italian double bassist and composer Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012) created extraordinary music for his instrument. Alisei (Trade Winds) features his compositions for solo bass, for two basses, and for bass ensemble.

Among them is a world premiere recording of Ottetto, an often breath-taking thirty-minute compendium of all the extended techniques he invented or developed throughout his life. “It is his great spiritual legacy,” says Danielle Roccato, who co-founded the Ludus Gravis bass ensemble with Scodanibbio. As solo performer, Roccato rises to the challenges of Due pezzi brillanti, a piece which pushes virtuosity to its limits, and “makes the bass sing in its on true voice” on the title composition. Da una certa nebbia, for two basses, also a premiere recording, pays implicit tribute to the work of Morton Feldman.

Alisei is the second ECM New Series recording to address the music of Stefano Scodanabbio. The album Reinventions, issued in 2013, featured his highly imaginative recasting for string quartet of three Contrapuncti from Bach’s Art of  Fugue, together with Mexican songs and Spanish guitar music, all brought into a compelling unity.

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