Thursday, October 11, 2007

Roberto Donnini-Tunedless,LP,1980,Italy

Architect, visual artist and musician, Roberto Donnini has realized some great avantgarde LPs back in the 80s and 90s, pure droning soundscapes with a complex blending of a rich instrumentations played by an enviable cast of guest musicians (including Albert Mayr, Giancarlo Cardini, Donella Del Monaco, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Andrea Centazzo, Lino Capra Vaccina). He has his own website, check out:
This LP was released through Lynx label in 1980 ,as Galerie Schema edition,of course limited(i heard about 100 copies only).
Tunedless is contemporary music for synthesiser and electric and acoustic instruments, composed by Roberto Donnini and performed by Roberto Donnini, Stefano Fiuzzi, Jaqueline Darby, Roberto Buoni, Aldo de Bono, Mino Vis Mara, Albert Mayr
It can be performed by any kind and number of instruments or voices. Only one instruments must play ad libitum the series with the last three or four notes (right) at random, but returning always to A flat. All other instruments and voices can be well tuned or fluctuate within a very small interval above and below the notes frequency of the instrument playng ad libitum: they can't play more then five notes of the series for each performance.

From SoundOhm
Donnini has 2 further releases ,Tunedless 2 in 1987 and Fluxmar in 1992,both limited edition also ,through Lynx label.

Another contemporary music gem!
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Anonymous said...

this is excellent. thank you.

Anonymous said...

My first introduction to your blog, and a sublime way to begin. Thank you kindly.

Anonymous said...

Valerio Cosi, a young and super promising musician from Italy (a true genius) has recorded a song called "Study For Saxophone And Electronics (Dedicated To Roberto Donnini)". This song could be found in his album called "Heavy Electronic Pacific Rock" released 3 years ago on Digitalis Industries...It is AMAZING stuff!