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about

“Spillá” (meaning "to play" in the secret language of the Neapolitan musicians) is a meeting between two masters of the guitar: Elliott Sharp's continuous innovation meet Sergio Sorrentino’s mastery of interpretation.
Recorded live in 2018 in Vercelli (Italy) here we have the surprising and effervescent rendition of two Sharp’s graphic scores: "Hudson River Nr. 6" (1974) is an early experiment and is part of a series of scores derived from topographical maps superimposed to musical staff and then manipulated by the author.
"Liquidity" is part of a latter approach (2011) working on fragments of pre-existent musical notations heavily manipulated at the computer by Sharp.
Both the scores deals with visual art as well as contemporary music, and are conceived to give to the performers (better, interpreters), the broader informations to "walk-in" the scores (following conceptual images and/or "sonorous" instructions).
The rest of the disc is comprised of two long improvisations where Sharp and Sorrentino takes the occasion to use the most varied (and "extended") guitar techniques, spanning all the range of contemporary "guitarism".
All the pieces are World Premiere Recordings.
The CD Cover image is a modified detail of the score of "Hudson River Nr. 6".
A text by Elliot Sharp focusing on Graphic Notation is included in the four pages booklet.

credits

released September 19, 2019

Recorded in Vercelli (IT) on June 11, 2018.
Mix and Mastering: Elliott Sharp, zOaR Studio, New York City
Track 1 and 3 are Graphic Score by Elliott Sharp, published by zOaR Music-BMI. Track 2 and 4 by Sharp/Sorrentino.
All the tracks are world Premiere Recordings.

Cover image is from the score to "Hudson River Nr. 6" by Elliott Sharp.
Live photo by Donatello Lorenzo.
Liner notes by Elliott Sharp.
Graphic design and executive production by Giovanni Antognozzi.

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