"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


12/09/2015

Noises & waves

Marino Zuccheri & Luigi Nono at RAI Studio of Phonology  - courtesy of Fondazione Archivio LN

The Milan "Institute of Musical Phonology", designed by sound engineer Alfredo Lietti, was created in June 1955 at the RAI headquarter by Luciano Berio and Bruno Maderna
From that year, Milan became a essential point in the international electroacoustic music post-war scene, through a new expressive language, which was a synthesis of the concrete and electronic experiences happening in Europe at the Studio für Elektronische Musik (WDR) in Cologne and at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris.

"The RAI Studio of Musical Phonology is the outcome of the matching between music and the possible new means of analyzing and processing that sound has" - Luciano Berio

A short document (in 2 parts)

Marino Zuccheri and Luigi Nono



 


 


 
about Alfredo Lietti:
“Two of the first electronic works in my record collection – Berio’s Visage from 1961, and John Cage’s Fontana Mix from 1958 – were created there with Zuccheri (Designer and technician at the RAI Studio) . Even today, both of these pieces sound impressively vivid and dynamic, and what we should now recognise is that such qualities should be attributed to the technician as much as to the composer.” - David Toop, The Wire, 2008 


& don't miss to listen to "ritratto di citta" 


 

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