Album: Stefano Scodanibbioo, ltracuidansa (Mode)
Friday 07 January 2011
Stefano Scodanibbio is a virtuoso whose command of the contrabass has opened up vast new areas of sound.
Written for solo bass and eight-channel tape, his latest piece is a tour de force that employs 26 methods of sound production, including nail scratching, natural harmonics, tremelo pizzicato, "whisper" bowing and "lashing" of legno and hair. Edited and layered into an oozing, yawning, fluttering sonic tableau, it lasts for an hour. Intensely rhythmic and dramatically sculpted, the piece represents the "animal" side of the contrabass, which here sounds at times like marimba and clarinet but also has access to deep, abyssal drones unlike anything else in music. An amazing achievement.
DOWNLOAD THIS Oltracuidansa
film Sex scene trailer sees a shirtless Jamie Dornan turn up the heat
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 3 Jewish community urged to boycott Cornwall village after residents vote for 'Hitlers Walk' sign to be reinstated
- 4 Benedict Cumberbatch's Alan Turing gay-rights campaign snubbed by Prince William and Kate Middleton
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Daniel Radcliffe deemed 'not marketable' without his English accent
Gorillaz Phase 4: Cartoon supergroup is back as new artwork is unveiled
Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
As Better Call Saul launches, here are the other spin-off shows we need to see
Game of Thrones season 5 trailer: The first full-length look is here
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign