Alvin Curran - Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri
Originally released in 1978 on Ananda Records, Alvin Curran’s classic Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri, is reissued on vinyl for the first time by Oran Ambarchi's Black Truffle Records.
A subtle yet stunning work that more than forty years on still seems charged with possibility, Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri was the second in the series of four solo recordings American composer Alvin Curran issued in the 1970's and early 1980's, preceded by Songs and Views from the Magnetic Garden (1975), followed by The Works (1980) and Canti Illuminati (1982). Each of these solo works combines field recordings with performances on synthesiser, various acoustic instruments, and voice, arranged in languorously paced, dreamy sequences.
The purring of a cat, toy piano, a child counting, plaintive synthesiser tones, the cacophony of exotic birds at the London Zoo - each disappears into the next, until, on the LP’s second side, a solo piano performance takes centre stage, moving unexpectedly from percussive minimalist permutations to a halting rendition of 'Georgia on My Mind.'
Part 1 [24:49]
Part 2 [28:02]
- Features reproduction of the original sleeve featuring Edith Schloss’ cover painting
- Newly remastered audio
- Includes new liner notes by Alvin Curran and Francis Plagne
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