Battimenti

by Pietro Grossi

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Pietro Grossi was one of the pioneers of the experimental musical scene in Italy. This album shows one of his visionary electronic works: “Battimenti”, an electronic work composed and realized in 1965, made by the 94 combinations of near frequencies, distributed in groups of 2, 3, 4 and 5 sine waves.
This coupling originates the “harmonic beatings”, overtones born out of the intersection of frequencies.
Originally thought by Grossi has a “working material” for his famous electronic Studio di Fonologia Musicale (S 2F M), this work has, in itself, the ability to fascinate, as only the greatest artistic intuitions have.
The rigour of Grossi’s working method creates an imaginary sound painting, that he later called “94 songs of XXth century’s anonimous”. It’s a composition that anticipated times and was contemporary to other masterpieces of modern music.
A real forerunner of electronic minimalism that later occurred. The personality of Grossi and his passionate theories and music, make his new discovery obliged.

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released April 27, 2003

Composer: Pietro Grossi
Cover image (computer graphics): Pietro Grossi
Digital editing, graphic design: Giovanni Antognozzi
Photograph: Paola Zucchello
Liner notes: Albert Mayr
Special thanks to Marcella Chelotti Grossi, Albert Mayr

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ANTS (that stands for "A New Timeless Sound", but can also be related to the infatigable little insects) is an experimental label based in Rome, Italy, operating from 2001. We promote Italian and international independent artists representing the fields of minimalism, sound art, electroacoustics, and more. ... more

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