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Artist: FORTI, SIMONE
Title: An Evening Of Dance Constructions
Format: DVD
Label: Artpix
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"In the spring of 1961 Simone Forti presented a program titled Five Dance Constructions and Some Other Things in a concert series organized by her friend, composer La Monte Young, at the New York loft studio of Yoko Ono. These radically new dances created circumstances for the performers direct, non-stylistic actions. Each of the pieces was performed in a different place in the loft, with the audience moving from location to location to view them. Some of the pieces required elementary structures: a hanging rope, rectangular wooden boxes which were placed throughout the loft like a sculptural installation. In 2004 the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles invited Forti to re-create these dance constructions at the Geffen Contemporary space, in conjunction with the exhibition A Minimalist Future Art as Object 1958 1986. This DVD documents that evening and includes Huddle, Slant Board, Platforms, See Saw, Roller Boxes and Accompaniment for La Montes 2 sounds and La Montes 2 sounds. The soundtrack of La Monte Youngs 2 Sounds has been re-mastered and the composers notes accompany the video. In addition, there is a question and answer session with Forti at the conclusion of the performances." --Artpix. All Region NTSC format; total playing time: 1 hour, 28 minutes.

Artist: FORTI, SIMONE
Title: Hippie Gospel Songs
Format: 10"
Label: Box Editions
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Postmodern artist, dancer, choreographer, and writer Simone Forti originally wrote the Hippie Gospel Songs in 1969/70, around the time of the Woodstock Festival. She explains: "before coming to California where I started working and performing with Charlemagne Palestine and studying Tai Chi at the California Institute of the Arts, I had spent a year in Woodstock, New York, stoned in the woods. Now with Charlemagne at the piano I ran in circles and figure eights." The seven songs on the record were recorded in 2012 during Fortis exhibition Sounding at The Box, Los Angeles. This Box Editions release on 10" blue vinyl features an etching of Fortis Illuminations Drawing (1972) on side B and is accompanied by a 16-page color book with images of the original sheet music scored by artist, musician, and Fortis long-time collaborator Charlemagne Palestine. Includes download code." - Box Editions.

Artist: FORTI, SIMONE
Title: Al Di La
Format: CD
Label: Saltern
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Saltern presents Al Di Là, the first full-length collection of recordings by renowned dancer/choreographer, artist, and writer Simone Forti. Forti (born 1935, Florence, Italy) has influenced generations of artists through her innovative approaches to dance and movement. Forti is noted for her extensive work with musicians, including Charlemagne Palestine, La Monte Young, Jon Gibson, Peter Van Riper, and ZEV, among others. With Al Di Là, we hear Forti musically in her own right through a diverse collection of never-before-released pieces, ranging from the early 60s to mid-80s, that highlight Fortis use of her voice, folk songs, handmade instruments, and physical space. The album, compiled by Forti with the assistance of Tashi Wada, includes a rare guest appearance by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela and features a 28-page color booklet of writings, drawings, and photos by Forti. Al Di Là is a uniquely personal and intimate portrait of one of the truly visionary artists of our time. Edition of 550. Printed at Stoughton Printing Company. Mastered by Stephan Mathieu.

From Fortis liner notes: "Im awaiting a song from afar, from afar, a song of goodbye from afar. For now Ive seen the game I was playing, slowly leaving the earth and drifting far among the stars." - Saltern.

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