R31 – Arrigo Lora-Totino – “Out of Page” LP

  1. Musica Liquida (1968) – 2:07
  2. Intonazioni (Se Sì) (1974) – 1:23
  3. To be or not to be (1977) – 1:38
  4. Fanfara (1974) – 1:38
  5. Chiacchere (1976) – 5:07
  6. Tocatta in A (1977) – 1:58
  7. Trio Prosodico N.2 primo tempo (1981) – 1:08
  8. Trio Prosodico N.2 secondo tempo (1981) – 1:35
  9. Sussurli (1978) – 1:02
  10. Dialogo tra due Extraterrestri (1978) – 2:52
  11. Marina (1984) – 3:16
  12. Vado dove vedo (1984) – 2:15
  13. Sconcerto d’olè (1991) – 9:19
  14. Sussurli (2000) – 1:34

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
• 16-page pamphlet with score excerpts, artwork, & program notes written by Totino, and an essay written by Giovanni Fontana
• Restored & mastered by Sean McCann

Price: $17.95

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Released on May 23rd, 2017

 

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