An Italian group exploring song writing, chamber rock, sound poetry and electroacoustic improvisation with lyrics that are inspired by contemporary female poets.
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Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 138
Squidco Product Code: 5159
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded in Autumn 2001 at Musica Viva Recording Studio in Montepulciano, Italy by Stefano Vivaldi.
Sabina Meyer-voice, sampler, theremin
Daniela Cattivelli-saxophones, sampler
Fabrizio Spera-drums, electronics
Pierangelo Galantino-doublebass, bass
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• Show Bio for Fabrizio Spera
Born in Rome where he has been active for many years both as a musician and organizer in the field of experimental and improvised music. Founding member of Ossatura, 7k Oaks, Eco d'Alberi, Weightless, Truth in the Abstract Blues and has worked, amongst others, with Peter Kowald, Mike Cooper, Wadada Leo Smith, Butch Morris, ROVA, Blast, Lisle Ellis, Larry Ochs, John Butcher, John Edwards, Evan Parker, Alfred Harth, Tim Hodgkinson, Wolfgang Fuchs, Thomas Lehn, Michel Doneda, Lol Coxhill, Veryan Weston, Hans Koch and Axel Dorner.-Recommended Records 2/12/2019
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1 Swimming (Cattivelli) 3:13
2 Live Heart (Meyer) 1:23
3 Figlia (Meyer) 5:51
4 Jamais de la vie (Cattivelli) :58
5 Il Ilma (Cattivelli) 3:19
6 Nervi (Cattivelli) 1:54
7 Reigen (Berardi, Cattivelli, Galantino, Meyer, Spera, Zaric) 2:12
Bufera (Cattivelli, Spera) 8 My Boyfriend (Cattivelli / Cattivelli) 3:55
9 Temporale (Meyer) 1:25
10 Allergic / Green Sounds (Cattivelli / Galantino, Meyer) 4:21
11 Crudo sale (Galantino, Meyer) 1:15
Sommer (Galantino, Meyer) 12 Raschia la notte (Meyer) 1:57
13 Midori (Cattivelli) 1:35
14 Sopravvissuta alle tue fiamme (Cattivelli, Galantino, Meyer) 4:38
descriptions, reviews, &c.
"The Italian group Antenata approaches songwriting, chamber rock, sound poetry and electroacoustic improvisation from an oblique perspective. Interferences. Lyrics inspired by the experiences of contemporary female poets. Definitely a document of the late-'90s Italian new music current. The group evolved from a meeting between Sabina Meyer and Daniela Cattivelli. Their original intention was to give musical life to the poems of a few female poets who have led unusual lives: Ingeborg Bachmann, Patrizia Cavalli, Marina Cvetaeva, Meret Oppenheim, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Patrizia Valduga and Simone Weil. The project started out as a duo but soon grew to a sextet and included musicians who, in the early '90s, were actively involved in drawing international attention to the Italian non-academic experimental music scene. This music cannot be confined to a single genre; its influences crisscross between progressive rock, contemporary music, jazz, improvisation, and electronic music."-Ambiances Magnetiques
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