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SCODANIBBIO, STEFANO: Incontri & Reuniones.
Stefano Scodanibbio (1956 -2012) was one of the great contrabassists of recent times. A student of Fernando Grillo’s and a long-time associate of Luigi Nono and Terry Riley he was active both as an interpreter – composers who wrote for him include Scelsi, Sciarrino, Bussotti, Xenakis, Ferneyhough and Grisey - and as an improviser. This memorial CD brings together an extraordinary programme of previously unreleased pieces, co-initiated with a glowing cast of collaborators: variously, Terry Riley (Korg Triton synth), Rohan de Saran (cello), Garth Knox (viola), Mike Svobda (trombone), Tristan Honsinger (cello), Frances-Marie Uitti (cello), Bruce Ackley (soprano sax) and Michael Kiedaisch (percussion), mostly in duos. It is a rich and tactile music with hyperreal attention to details of microtonality and timbre.The recordings are flawless. Exquisitely selected and edited by Massimo Simonini, and mastered by Bob Drake.