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Alessandro Bosetti: Royals

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Musician/sound artist Alessandro Bosetti continues to explore the connection between speech and music, with yet another set of speech loop recordings. On Royals, like on his previous discs--Her Name (Crouton, 2007) and Exposé (Die Schachtel, 2007)--he orchestrates the tone, pitch and cadence of a speaker, talking or reading text. Much like pianist Jason Moran or drummer Dan Weiss' experiments with the articulation of telephone calls or movie scenes, Bosetti begins each of the three tracks with spoken language. “Gloriously Repeating" starts simply enough, with the orchestrated lines repeated. As the track builds, the words begin to mean less ...

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Alessandro Bosetti: Expos

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Music is a language. Sure, but there is also the music of spoken language. Both communicate. But beneath each, at perhaps the cellular (or bit rate) level, there is an entire universe of activity that goes unnoticed by people in conversation or during music listening.Composer, artist and musician Alessandro Bosetti, born in Milan, has been investigating this subterranean crossroads of speech and sound lately. His last project Her Name (Crouton Music, 2007), is an orchestration of found voices recontexualized as sound communication instead of language.

This disc is a continuation of Bosetti's ongoing process works with ...

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Alessandro Bosetti: Her Name

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Multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Bosetti's latest recording might be better-covered in the books section, because he is definitely a story teller. Her Name is presented more as a series of short stories than an improvisation.

The saxophonist, who has gained deserved attention on two Potlatch releases Places dans l'air (2003) and Phosphor (2001), moves away from his horn and into his computer. He sampled different conversations in his world travels and these “field recordings were transcribed and orchestrated for performance. Much like pianist Jason Moran's answering machine based improvisations, Bosetti takes the tone and pace of spoken and sung words ...

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Alessandro Bosetti/Michel Doneda/Bhob Rainey: Places dans l'air

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You might find it odd that a concert of three free jazz soprano saxophonists entitled ‘placed in the air’ could alternatively be called ‘turn up the quiet.’ But that's exactly where Alessandro Bosetti, Michel Doneda, and Bhob Rainey are coming from.

This hushed, almost modest form of improvisation is at odds with the brash bravado of 1960s free jazz pioneers. Mssrs. Bosetti, Doneda, Rainey maintain a pastoral feel throughout this single 42-minute recording made in Toulouse on May 26, 2002.

All three saxophonists have been pioneering a ‘new’ form of improvisation: Bosetti with Axel ...



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