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Fabio Martini-Circadiana: Clangori

Read "Clangori" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

“Clangori” represents composer and clarinetist Fabio Martini’s ambitious project consisting of fellow Italian musicians who emanate from diverse musical genres. “Circadiana” is the name of the band assembled for this effort. The theme here is Martini’s concept of structure augmented by assigning instructions to the musicians. The results are interesting and for the most part, entertaining. The first track “In-setti” contains spurious and incidental dialogue among the band members. The instruments are the voices that insinuate communication and dialogue. As ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Fabio Martini - Circadiana: Clangori

Read "Clangori" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Fabio Martini - Circadiana's Clangori is a feast of sounds and textures, created by an ensemble of Italian improvisers who work thoroughly in the tradition of contemporary European improvisation: generally amelodic, although salted with beguiling melodic bits throughout; arhythmic, although percussionists Filippo Monico and Fabrizio Spera are experts at building supportive foundations with their entire instrumental arsenal. There is no real front line to the ensemble, although the reeds and horns by nature come to the fore.

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