Luigi Nono’s A Pierre. Dell’azzurro silenzio, inquietum (1985)

Our article Studying Luigi Nono’s A Pierre. Dell’azzurro silenzio, inquietum (1985) as a Performance Event is out in the last issue of Contemporary Music Review, available online from 20 Apr 2012!

Contemporary Music Review, Special Issue “(De)composing sound”, ed. Nicolas Donin. 30:5, 411-439
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In our project, a detailed genetic study and a careful examination of a performance of Luigi Nono’s “A Pierre. Dell’azzurro silenzio, inquietum” – for contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and live electronics (1985) – intertwine to create a new approach to musical analysis intended specifically for music for conventional notation is inadequate.
The purpose of the project is to provide a reliable and stable record of one instantiation of the work. (The performance took place at the Banff Centre Canada on 28 February 2009). This information is being examined in conjunction with data gleaned from a study of sources pertaining to the creative process conserved primarily at the Archivio Luigi Nono: sketches, drafts, fair copies, test and experimental recordings, interviews with Nono’s collaborators, records of rehearsals, as well as a careful examination of the equipment used at the time to manage the live electronic component of the composition.
Laura Zattra, Ian Burleigh, Friedemann Sallis

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