|1||Musica Liquida (1968)||2:08|
|2||Intonazioni (Se Sì) (1974)||1:24|
|3||To Be Or Not To Be (1977)||3:57|
|6||Tocatta In A (1977)||1:59|
|7||Trio Prosodico N.2 Primo Tempo (1981)||1:08|
|8||Trio Prosodico N.2 Secondo Tempo (1981)||1:35|
|10||Dialogo Tra Due Extraterrestri (1978)||2:53|
|12||Vado Dove Vedo (1984)||2:15|
|13||Sconcerto d’olè (1991)||9:20|
Collection of recordings by the Italian sound and concrete poet Arrigo Lora-Totino (1928-2016). His place in the history and development of poetical intermedia is undisputed.
This LP holds fourteen voice-based tape works made from the years 1968 to 2000. While there is some use of cut-up tape manipulation, the artistry truly lies in his performance of the sound plays. Multi-tracking is utilized and Arrigo’s nebulous voice paintings splat and click and glide. His bold expression is inspiring to me: it leads by example in encouraging the pulling of oneself further into their art.
I was staying at a hotel in San Francisco when I awoke in a sunfilled room to an email from Giovanni Fontana telling me that Arrigo had passed away. I was saddened by the departure of such a creative man, yet proud to be working with and perpetuating his legacy.
Scarce edition of 310 LPs on black wax/white poly-lined sleeves. Incl. 16-page pamphlet with score excerpts, artwork, & program notes written by Totino, and an essay written by Giovanni Fontana