Friday, June 5, 2015

Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - 1967 - The Private Sea of Dreams

Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
The Private Sea of Dreams

01. Lip Servie (Cantata) 3:31
02. RKBA-1675, Take One 5:12
03. Perfect Union (Trio per violoncello, tromba e lastra di cristallo) 5:47
04. Side One, Band Four (Quartetto) 7:35
05. Springs Quartet (String Quartet) 4:13
06. Sunrise (Improvvisazione per otto) 7:36
07. Conversations (Trio di fiati) 3:13
08. Waves (Improvvisazione per cinque) 7:06

Trombone,Cello – John Heineman
Piano,  Vibraphone, Marimba, Organ [Hammond] – Roland Kayn
Piano, Percussion – Mario Bertoncini
Piano, Percussion [Tam-Tam] – Frederic Rzewski
Piano, Timpani, Celesta – Franco Evangelisti
Trumpet – Ennio Morricone
Tenor Saxophone – Ivan Vandor
Clarinet – Jerry Rosen

Recorded in RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy.
Subtitled "Improvisational mood music for modern dream extensions".

First released in Italy as MLDS 20243 in 1966.

This 1967 edition was released simultaneously in the US and Canada with the same cover, and in both mono and stereo.
For the North American edition, the cover was completely redone. The name of the group and titles were changed to match the psychedelic cover image. The back shows new song titles for each piece, but here the original Italian titles are still readable next to them in a small font as are the credits for the performers. Most of the back cover is taken up an article written by David Horowitz on the expanding influence making of money from things that were plentiful and cheap before. It is hard to tell if he in the psychedelic scene not understanding why this European avant-garde music was being put out, of if really knew the music and was disgusted at RCA decided to market it.

Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (also known as The Group or Il Gruppo) was an avant-garde free improvisation group considered the first experimental composers collective

The collective was formed by Italian composer Franco Evangelisti in Rome in 1964. Drawing on jazz, serialism, musique concrete, and other avant-garde techniques developed by contemporary classical music composers such as Luigi Nono and Giacinto Scelsi, the group was dedicated to the development of new music techniques by improvisation, noise-techniques, and anti-musical systems. The group members and frequent guests made use of extended techniques on traditional classical instruments, as well as prepared piano, tape music and electronic music. During the 1970s the music continued to evolve to embrace techniques and genres such as guitar feedback and funk. In addition to concerts, the group issued a series of albums and contributed to many scores by group member Ennio Morricone, including Un Tranquillo Posto Di Campagna (1968) and Gli occhi freddi della paura (1971). The group slowly disbanded after Evangelisti's death in 1980.



  2. Thanks for this.I didn't know about such a strong scene in Italy. Thanks for the inspiration.