SYLVANO BUSSOTTI (b.1931): Echi Danzanti.
Catalogue Number: 06I126
Reference: STR 33749
Description: It makes perfect sense to transcribe Bussotti's opera Passion selon Sade as a work for accompanied solo harp, as the harp is central to the original work and also to Bussotti's thinking and compositional sound-world. The accompaniment in this case is a tape part, compiled from sections of the original score plus multi-tracked harp parts, recorded for this version by the soloist. A substantial part of the text of the opera is also included, recited by the composer. The complex yet mellifluous, flowing or dancing harp part is almost continuously present (sometimes subdivided with the pre-recorded instruments, adding a spatial element), suggesting a continuous theatrical narrative which reflects the mysterious and shadowy atmosphere of the original work. Giovanna Reitano (harp), Sylvano Bussotti (speaker).