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One Marchetti compositions and two ZAJ pieces from 1965, '66, and '73, a work for hunting calls and whistles and two extreme electronic works; with a 16 page booklet of photos and text.

Marchetti, Walter
La Caccia

Marchetti, Walter:  La Caccia

Label: Alga Marghen    
Released in: Italy    

"The recording of "La Caccia", one of the most radical in the neo-avantgarde panorama for 35 years, is divided in two tracks: "versione all'aria aperta" and "versione per uno spazio chiuso". The sound is generated by hunting calls for birds and other animals. According to Steven Stapleton, this is one of the best records ever published.

The CD includes "La caccia" (1965) as well as two estreme electronic ZAJ pieces, "Adversus" (Home-made electric music) (1966) and "Osmanthus fragrans" (Home-made electric music) (1973). The 16 page booklet presents the orginal scores, photos of both the 1965 ZAJ performances and of Marchetti recording "La caccia" in the 1970s, photos of the concert at Galleria Multhipla in 1974, and the reproduction of the original "La caccia" LP layout."-alga marghen

Walter Marchetti was a meber of the experimental music and performance art group Zaj. formed in 1959 in Milan, Italy. It included Marchetti, Juan Hidalgo, and was supported by John Cage. The group received contributions by artists in the Spanish avant-garde scene, including writer and diplomat Jose Luis Castillejo and interdisciplinary artist Esther Ferrer. During the 1960s, members of Zaj took part in different Fluxus events and toured various cities in the US during the late 1970s.

16 page booklet with photos and text in Italian and English.

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16 page booklet with photos and text in Italian and English.

Label: Alga Marghen
Catalog ID: ALGA 076-1CD
Squidco Product Code: 13927

Format: CD
Condition: Closeout (New)
Released: 2010
Country: Italy
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Fono-Roma, Milano by Ambrogio Ferrario and Piero Bravin. Originally released on Cramps Records, Italy, in 1974 as CRSLP 6104.


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Track Listing:

1. La Caccia 42:38

2. Adversus 12:04

3. Osmanthus Frangrans 13:23

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