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Alvin CurranFiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri

Label:Ananda – N° 4, Ananda – no: 4, Ananda – and- 4
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Country:Italy
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Genre:Electronic
Style:Modern Classical, Experimental

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AFiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri
VoiceMio Hani
BFiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri
VoiceAlexis Rzewski
Written-By [Georgia On My Mind]Hoagy Carmichael
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Cat# ANANDA N° 4 (back cover and spine)
Cat# ananda no: 4 (labels)
Cat# and- 4 (labels)

Recorded April 1975 / RCA Italiana Studios, Rome.
Printed in Italy - Campi Grafica, Foligno 8/78.

Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri (Light Flowers, Dark Flowers) was a solo performance work begun in 1974.

Notes/Side A: a cat ("Kama") purring, toy piani, piano, Mio Hani (a five year old Japanese girl) counting in Italian; the tropical bird house of the London Zoo; children in a London schoolyard.

Notes/Side B: Monologue in Italian and English, by Alexis Rzewski who tells about making a space ship together with his friend Johnny out of old junk found on Alexis' terrace; of going to the moon, of seeing a gigantic spider there, of falling into a crater and being rescued by his friend, of seeing and entering a house only to find out it was his house. Then he tells of his birthday party, of the chocolate cake his mother made, the toys he got etc… A few years later and in English he tell his version of the Trojan Wars; then of a picnic and our walking along and my recording him. "Georgia On My Mind" Hoagy Carmichael (Ascap). Dogs and crickets in La Serra di Lerici.

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Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri (LP, Album, Reissue)Black TruffleBT078Australia2021

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  • maplerecords's avatar
    maplerecords
    Edited 2 years ago
    Reissue coming from Black Truffle later this year, can’t wait
    • arzewski's avatar
      arzewski
      The giant spider idea was, most likely, a reflection on the human mind from reading the graphic novel Tintin's "L'Étoile mystérieuse" which has a comic strip showing a giant spider on this space matter asteroid that landed on Earth.
      • victorwillaert's avatar
        PLEASE REPRESS PLEASE REPRESS PLEASE REPRESS PLEASE REPRESS PLEASE REPRESS nothing else ;)
        • MatthiasBoler's avatar
          MatthiasBoler
          Someone please repress this absolute gem.
          It's 2018, and this is still a fwd looking piece. I love it, no more words needed!

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