(Gruppo di improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza): Azio II
Mario Bertoncini, Walter Branchi, Franco Evangelisti, John Heineman, Roland Kayn, Egisto Macchi, Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor 1967-1969.
Luciano Berio: C’è musica e musica
(Italian Tv documentary about music, contemporary and classical, about composing and playing from the past to today, without neglecting easy listening and modern pop).
Many of his musician friends helped him in doing this research: from Pierre Boulez to György Ligeti, from Bruno Maderna to Luigi Nono.
Read more here: http://gutag-guglielmo.blogspot.com/2009/10/ce-musica-e-musica.html)
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Phonology studio in Milan
In 1951, the first electronic music studio was conceived from scratch at the WDR Radio of Cologne (Germany) to enable the composition of electronic music sounds.
Briefly, the concept of studios evolved up to the 1955 design of the Phonology studio in Milan by Luciano Berio and Bruno Maderna. With nine oscillators, various filters and other sophisticated equipment, the presence of a technician/musician (Marino Zuccheri), the studio was the best equipped in the world at that time.
Marino Zuccheri, the sound engineer of the RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan.
«Who is one of the most performed contemporary electronic composers in the world? Marino Zuccheri, the sound engineer of the RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan. Illustrious figures in the history of contemporary music arrived there with State grants; but after many months, they still couldn’t figure out how to handle the machines. Then Marino (who, working with Berio and Maderna, had become a wizard), started mixing tapes and producing electronic sounds: that is why some of the compositions now being performed all over the world are by Marino Zuccheri.» (Umberto Eco)
Marino Zuccheri worked with Berio, Nono, Maderna, Cage, Pousseur among the others, and he gave birth to some of the great masterpieces of early electronica.
Original Luciano Berio’s off-camera commentary: “This is the RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan, one of the first electronic music studio. There are sound generators, filters, tape recorders, modulators, mixers and also excellent technicians (Marino Zuccheri). Here you can find all you need to produce electronic music in a good mood. It’s necessary when you have to go back and forth on the sound equipment, to do a hundred manual hand-works and to patiently cut the magnetic tape with the scissors”.
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