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Luigi Nono .....sofferte onde serene...

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CD with 24-pages booklet and analytical diagrams

This CD contains three different recordings of Luigi Nono’s .....sofferte onde serene..., using a reconstruction of the original stereophonic tape, which has not been available since Maurizio Pollini’s first recording of the work in 1979. The tape was rebuilt at the Orpheus Institute on the basis of Luigi Nono’s “working tapes,” following Paulo de Assis’s precise reconstruction of the complete compositional process—a striking example of the potential of “research on tapes,” comparable to the well-established practice of “research on sketches.” Alongside a new essay, the CD is complemented by analytical charts that illuminate the form of the piece and the interaction between the tape and the piano. Furthermore, five detailed diagrams expose the link between the compositional process as expressed in the sketches and its development in the printed score—what Paulo de Assis calls “ontogenetic analysis.”


  1. .....sofferte onde serene... 13:54
  2. .....sofferte onde serene... (tape in the background) 13:54
  3. .....sofferte onde serene... (tape in the foreground) 13:52

Paulo de Assis | piano and tape Juan Parra Cancino | recording engineer, editing, and mastering João Rafael | reconstruction of the stereo tape

Total duration: 41:48

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC grant agreement n° 313419.

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