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Zurria, Manuel  : Again & Again [2 CDs] (ANTS Records)

Drawing from contemporary composers including Tom Johnson, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Adrian Democ, James Tenney, &c, this is the 3rd chapter of Italian flutist Manuel Zurria's project/research on "minimalisms" in contemporary music, taking an active interpretation of the classification over 16 informed and adventurous recordings.
 

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Cardboard gatefold plus obi card on spine, with 12 page booklet of liner notes in Italian and English by Zurria, including a self-interview, and photos.

Label: ANTS Records
Catalog ID: AG23
Squidco Product Code: 29439

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Italy
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold w/ booklet
Recorded at FUNÕOM Studio, in Rome, Italy, by Manuel Zurria.

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"This is the third and final chapter of a project/research on "minimalisms" that the Italian flutist Manuel Zurria, acclaimed instrumentalist and passionate lover of the more adventurous contemporary music, began in 2007. The double CD include near two and a half hours of music, which reveal how much different the approaches to the beloved "minimalist" verb can be. And how much an inquiring and participatory interpretation can lead to exciting results.

In this brilliant collection Zurria not only "plays" pieces by some of the most important and exciting composers on the international scene, but "it makes them its own", reinterprets them, adapts them to his sensitivity, finally making a "version" that transcends the limits of the genre. Here you find an exhilarating review (transgressive but, in a personal and deep way, "faithful") where the research spirit of Zurria introduces us to old and new authors from Eastern Europe (such as Sáry, Szemző, Demoč, Kabelis, Mažulis) and makes us re-know essential musicians such as Riley, Reich, Glass, Tenney, Skempton, Volans.

Music that will make you fly!!

Manuel Zurria is an Italian flutist and multi-instrumentalist of international fame. He worked with composers such as Sylvano Bussotti, Aldo Clementi, Alvin Lucier, Salvatore Sciarrino. Composers from around the world wrote pieces for him; in between them Giancarlo Cardini, Philip Corner, Noah Creshevsky, Bernhard Lang, Mary Jane Leach, James Saunders, Stefano Scodanibbio, Jacob TV and many many others.As a performer he played the music of Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, Kevin Volans and a plethora of others, all around the world in international festival and concert series.

He recorded wih BMG Ariola, Mode, Stradivarius, Ricordi, Die Schachtel, EdiPan, Capstone, Another Timbre, Mazagran, Megadisc, ANTS. He's author of a unique discographic project on Minimalism in 3 parts and 7 CDs ("Repeat!" by Die Schachtel -2007-, "Loops4ever" by Mazagran -2011- and "Again & Again" by ANTS -2020-)."-ANTS


Cardboard gatefold plus obi card on spine, with 12 page booklet of liner notes in Italian and English by Zurria, including a self-interview, and photos.


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"Born in Catania in 1962. Moved to Rome in 1980. Worked with Italian composers such as Sylvano Bussotti, Aldo Clementi, Franco Donatoni, Luca Francesconi, Adriano Guarnieri, Francesco Pennisi and Fabio Vacchi. Particularly significant his long term collaboration with Alvin Lucier and Salvatore Sciarrino. He has inspired a whole generation of composers from all over the world to imagine new works for flute: Giancarlo Cardini, Emanuele Casale, Luigi Ceccarelli, Philip Corner, Laurence Crane, Noah Creshevsky, James Dashow, Giuliano D'Angiolini, Fabrizio De Rossi Re, Mario Garuti, Simon Holt, Toshio Hosokawa, Juste Janulyte, Ricardas Kabelis, Bernhard Lang, Mary Jane Leach, Claude Lenners, Gabriele Manca, Yan Maresz, Rytis Mazulis, Mario Pagliarani, Maurizio Pisati, Fausto Romitelli, Nicola Sani, James Saunders, Salvatore Sciarrino, Stefano Scodanibbio, Matthew Shlomowitz, Howard Skempton, Lucia Ronchetti, Yoshihisa Taira, Emiliano Turazzi, Jacob TV and Caspar J. Walter have written new works for him.

Among the long list of first performances he took part, remarkable the ones by Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran and Kevin Volans. Performed at International Festivals all around the world: Venice Music Biennale, Pacific Music Festival (Sapporo-Japan), Musica (Strasbourg), Beethovenhalle (Bonn), Settembre Musica (Torino), De Yjsbreker (Amsterdam), IRCAM - Festival Agorà (Paris), Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow), Temporada (Buenos Aires), Festival d'Automne (Paris), Rikskonserter (Stockholm), Illikhom Theatre (Tashkent-Uzbekistan), Takefu Festival (Japan), Akademie der Künste (Berlin), Maerz Musik (Berlin), The Warehouse (London), Festival Archipel (Geneve), NUMUS (Aarhus), Orpheus Foundation (Gent), Auditori (Barcelona), Musica Nova (Helsinki), ULTIMA (Oslo), Ensem (Valencia), Wien Modern, Jauna Muzika (Vilnius), MusikHaus (Wien), Berliner Philarmonie (Berlin), Teatro alla Scala/Musica per la Resistenza (Milano), Orestiadi di Gibellina, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, New Directions (Lulea-Sweden), Bartòk Festival (Szombathely-Hungary), Philarmonie (Luxembourg), Centro Cultural São Paulo (Brazil), Rassegna di Nuova Musica (Macerata), Ukho Music (Kiev), Tectonics Festival (Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens Greece), Auditorium Stelio Molo RSI (Lugano, Switzerland). In 1990 he was one of the founders of Alter Ego, Italian leading group for contemporary music.

Released cds and vinyls with BMG Ariola, Ricordi, Capstone, EdiPan, Stradivarius, Die Schachtel, Mazagran, Mode Records, Megadisc, God Records, Atopos, Touch, Another Timbre, Modern Love, ANTS. He's author of a unique discographic project on minimalism in 3 parts and 7 cds (REPEAT!, by Die Schachtel 2007, Loops4ever by Mazagran 2011 and Again&Again by ANTS Records 2020)."

-Manuel Zurria Website (https://www.manuelzurria.com/biography)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



CD1



1. Szamzene I - counting music (for Tom Johnson) 1:26

2. Dance #2 16:07

3. Canon 3:58

4. Clapping Music 4:37

5. Carduelis 7:59

6. Dorian Reeds 20:14

7. Dance #4 18:05

8. Bagatelle 1:26

CD2



1. Szamzene II - instrumental version, in LA 1:10

2. 7 Flutes 12:38

3. Reed Phase 9:37

4. Water-Wonder 16:41

5. In Again Out Again 8:40

6. Harmonium #1 11:30

7. Kalno Sutartine (VII) 14:22

8. Bagatelle 2 1:08

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