Fontana, Giovanni: Epigenetic Poetry

Fontana, Giovanni SKU: 31267625
Fontana, Giovanni: Epigenetic Poetry

Fontana, Giovanni: Epigenetic Poetry

Fontana, Giovanni SKU: 31267625

Format: VINYL LP

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Title: Epigenetic Poetry
Artist: Fontana, Giovanni
Label: Recital
Product Type: VINYL LP
UPC: 769791962699
Genre: Rock

"Epigenetic Poetry is an anthology documenting the sound works by the Italian sound poet Giovanni Fontana (b. 1946). These pieces, dating from 1968 to 2014, are scarcely available; culled from cassette magazines and art-book compendiums, along with two unreleased recordings. Fontana has been a pioneer of Italian visual poetry, sound poetry, and experimental theater since the mid-1960s. Together with peer Adriano Spatola, Giovanni worked on the publication Tam Tam (founded in 1972). He also rode in the same wagon as Arrigo Lora-Totino, splicing, pasting, and folding the compass of Italy's intermedia. In one light, Fontana's voice erects a brutal and guttural effigy of man, primitive and hermetic. Yet, stepping to the side, one can see the thin strands of support bolstering such combustibles. As chested-strings of a piano, Fontana strikes firmly across the resonating spread of discovery and acceptance. In addition to voice; jaw-harp, guitar, whistle, piano, and harpsichord are featured in these recordings, though the musical elements are secondary to the voice. Mouth, throat and even nose ('Poema a naso' features a microphone inserted in the nostril) take the stage-light. The interconnection between Giovanni's visual and audio artwork is significant. Words twist and dissolve; blotted with ink, soaring across an empty score. This album acts as a frame for these 14 pieces, which can be seen as they are heard, spilling from speakers as letters meeting paper." - Sean McCann. June 2016. Edition of 315. Includes 16-page 9"x9" pamphlet with three critical essays, score excerpts, artwork, and program notes written by Fontana. Includes download code.

Tracks:
1.1 Audiocollage No.1 (1968) (1:57)
1.2 Poema Strumentale (1969) (1:49)
1.3 Tracciapensieri (1976) (1:33)
1.4 Radio/Dramma: Cancellature (1977) (2:17)
1.5 Campananotte (1979) (5:19)
1.6 Radio/Dramma: Bzzuiiii (1980) (3:17)
1.7 Radio/Dramma: Sirene (1980) (1:34)
1.8 Alalìa (1983) (3:55)
1.9 Poema a Naso (1983) (2:51)
1.10 Nu Chahutant Le Piano (1998) (1:23)
1.11 Sipario 4 ? Voci 3, Perdita Di Fiato (2000) (2:52)
1.12 Mask (2009) (2:28)
1.13 Per Segrete Stanze (2009) (10:33)
1.14 Vesunna (2014) (2:01)
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