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Squillante: The Wings of Daedalus / Various


Release Date: 08/18/2017 
Label:  Wergo   Catalog #: WER20732  
Composer:  Maurizio Squillante
Performer:  Pauline VaillancourtEmanuela LuchettiPhilip BrownAlessandro Carmignani,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For the first time, an album of the ZKM electronic series is to be released that uses state-of-the-art technical procedures for sound production as an integral part of the musical staging of an opera. ''The Wings of Daedalus'' similarly uses technology to build the sound substance. Here, not only methods of sound production or editing, but also movements of sound in space are used as a means of dramaturgical articulation. The artful integration of the voice into the quasi-orchestral/concrete musical development is striking. From a mixture of noise and pitched sounds Maurizio Squillante developed a sound libretto which functions as an inner narrator and captures the audience from the very beginning until the final notes fade away. For the first time, an album of the ZKM electronic series is to be released that uses state-of-the-art technical procedures for sound production as an integral part of the musical staging of an opera. ''The Wings of Daedalus'' similarly uses technology to build the sound substance. Here, not only methods of sound production or editing, but also movements of sound in space are used as a means of dramaturgical articulation. The artful integration of the voice into the quasi-orchestral/concrete musical development is striking. From a mixture of noise and pitched sounds Maurizio Squillante developed a sound libretto which functions as an inner narrator and captures the audience from the very beginning until the final notes fade away. Read less

Works on This Recording

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The Wings of Daedalus by Maurizio Squillante
Performer:  Pauline Vaillancourt (Soprano), Emanuela Luchetti (Alto), Philip Brown (Tenor),
Alessandro Carmignani (Countertenor), Alexia Justine Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Fides Krucker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1978; Italy 

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