SALVATORE SCIARRINO: infinito nero

Catalogue No.: 
0012022KAI
EAN Code: 
7821241202212
Label: 
KAIROS
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Recording Date: 
Feb.1999
Recording Venue: 
Baden-Baden

Attracted by the borderline experiences and solitary forms of a gradually darkening Renaissance, these compositions by Salvatore Sciarrino revolve around three figures from the 16th century, all of whom lost control in the field of tension between feverish living and spiritual demise, between brightness and damnation, inspired, driven and obsessed. The famous poet Torquato Tasso describes in three authentic letters (Lettere poetici) his tormenting visions of goblins and phantoms. This is all reflected in Sciarrino's intense, whispering, whirring music, in which silence is as significant as the birth of sound, "Almost naked, sober," remarks the composer, "and that is an important element when one is listening to music. Only in this way can it bore its way into the flesh." (Carlo Sini)

Total Time: 
52:45