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Artist: ZUCCHERI, MARINO
Title: Milan Rai Studio Di Fonologia Musicale 1955-83
Format: CD + Book
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $39.00
“Milan Rai Studio Di Fonologia Musicale 1955-83 presents the proceedings of the homage organized at Milans Museo del Novecento from June 21, 2016 to January 14, 2017. This exposition (consisting of an exhibition, seminars, concerts, and listening and film sessions) was dedicated to the sound engineer Marino Zuccheri, the main collaborator of Milans famous electronic music studio, the Rai Studio di Fonologia Musicale. Marinos friends included almost all the major composers of the second half of the 20th century: Berio, Maderna, Nono, Castiglioni, Donatoni, Manzoni, Negri, Gaslini, Gentilucci, Paccagnini, Togni, Cage, Stockhausen, and Pousseur, among others. The enclosed CD features Zuccheris first piece, "Plastico" (1961), composed in collaboration with Lorenzo DallOglio, published here for the first time ever. The book includes a large selection of Zuccheris graphic designs, as a testimony to his multifaceted artistic personality, as well as concert diagrams, building schemes of the electronic machineries, in-edit documents, and photos, and much more. Standard edition comes with a 160-page book; silver cover with flaps -- English-only edition.” - Die Schachtel.

Artist: ZUCCHERI, MARINO
Title: Parete 1967
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"Marino Zuccheri was the sound engineer of the famous Milan RAI (Italian Broadcasting Company) Electronic Music Studio, and he worked with Berio, Nono, Maderna, Cage, Pousseur among the others, and he gave birth to some of the great masterpieces of early electronica. He was the one who actually knew how to operate the machines (oscillators, tapes etc), and thats why Umberto Eco (the philosopher and world famous novelist - i.e. The Name of the Rose - who worked at RAI and especially with Berio on "Thema-Omaggio a Joyce") wrote: «Who is one of the most performed contemporary electronic composer in the world? Marino Zuccheri, the sound engineer of the RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan. Illustrious figures in the history of contemporary music arrived there with State grants; but after many months, they still couldnt figure out how to handle the machines. Then Marino (who, working with Berio and Maderna, had become a wizard), started mixing tapes and producing electronic sounds: that is why some of the compositions now being performed all over the world are by Marino Zuccheri.» (Umberto Eco) In 1967 the world-famous painter Emilio Vedova was appointed by the National Government to create an installation for the Italian Pavilion at the Montreal Expo. Vedova came up with this great idea of using small glass slides, especially created to reproduce his abstract painting, and then projected on the asymmetrical walls of the Pavilion. He then asked Nono to compose some electronic music. Nono had no time, and suggested to ask Marino. He replied: "I could do something, but keep in mind that I am no composer". The result is Parete (Wall) 1967, a spectacular and intense 30-minutes loop of pure and intense electronics, a magmatic cascade of harsh sounds and deep drones, and a fantastic counterpart to the vibrant and expressionistic painting of Vedova. As in Marinos word: "I used some previously recorded sounds, the result of an early research: they were really rough material. I created a great loop, which intersected another one, a 30 meters, 30-minutes tape ring. It was so long that it extended out of the Studio room, my colleagues thought I was gone totally nuts. You heard this very loud timbre the music interacted freely with Vedovas visuals, it really was a free encounter between sound and light." This great work has been totally forgotten since today. This record is in fact a world premiere, and the final act of justice towards a man that contributed so much to the birth and development of Electronic Music. PERSONAL NOTE: We have received the tape directly from Marinos hands , taken from his archive. He has been dreaming for years to have it released, and he was totally enthusiastic about our project. Unfortunately he was very old and sick, and he died a few months ago, before we could give him the actual record. It surely is one of our greatest regrets, although we think that justice is done, after all." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: ZUCCHERI, MARINO
Title: Parete 1967 Per Emilio Vedova
Format: LP Box Set
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $110.00
"Looking like a perfect replica of a vintage tape reel, this is in fact a 33rpm vinyl LP inserted between two round slices of soft black rubber, and two custom laser-cut aluminum plates. Complete with a 4-page booklet and hosted in a custom-made red cardboard box, this unique object is intended as an homage to the great and recently missed Marino Zuccheri, the sound engineer/tape music genius of the world famous RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan from the early 60s to the official closure in the early 80s. His sense of humor and natural modesty, together with his immense talent, made him a very special man and musician, and the music of Parete 1967 is a living testimony of this. Total hand-numbered copies: 67." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: ZUCCHERI, MARINO
Title: Parete 67
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Parete 67 is a great work has been totally forgotten since today -- this record is in fact a world premiere, and the final act of justice towards a man that contributed so much to the birth and development of electronic music. In 1967 the painter Emilio Vedova was appointed by the Italian government to create an installation for the Italian Pavilion of the Montreal Expo. Vedova came up with this great idea of using small glass slides, especially created to reproduce his abstract painting, and projecting them on the asymmetrical walls of the Pavilion. He then asked Luigi Nono to compose some electronic music, but Nono had no time, and suggested to ask Marino [Zuccheri]. He replied: "I could do something, but keep in mind that I am no composer." The result is "Parete (Wall) 67", a spectacular and intense 30-minute loop of pure and intense electronics, a magmatic cascade of harsh sounds and deep drones, and a fantastic counterpart to the harsh and expressionistic painting of Vedova. Marino Zuccheri was the sound engineer of the famous Milan RAI (Italian Broadcasting Company) Electronic Music Studio, and he helped Berio, Nono, Maderna, Cage, Pousseur, among the others, to give birth to some of the great masterpieces of early electronica. He was the man who actually knew and operated the machines (oscillators, tapes etc). Thats why Umberto Eco wrote this about Zuccheri: "Who is one of the most performed contemporary electronic composer in the world? Marino Zuccheri, the sound engineer of the RAI Studio of Fonologia in Milan. Illustrious figures in the history of contemporary music arrived there with State grants; but after many months, they still couldnt figure out how to handle the machines. Then Marino (who, working with Berio and Maderna, had become a wizard), started mixing tapes and producing electronic sounds: that is why some of the compositions now being performed all over the world are by Marino Zuccheri." Deluxe silver cover with foil embossing; Custom inner sleeve; Includes insert; Edition of 300." - Die Schachtel.

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