|by Mirto Baliani|
produced by Fanny & Alexander
mixing Mirto Baliani
organization Marco Molduzzi
from the show T.E.L. by Fanny & Alexander and Tempo Reale
T.E.L. is the 180 gr. vinyl LP with the music Mirto Baliani composed for Fanny & Alexander and Tempo Reale's show inspired by the figure of Thomas Edward Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, is coming out.
the four tracks Revolt, Doubt, Utopia and Wait have been specifically remastered for vinyl, rendering the atmosphere evoked by the show or imagined among the pages of Lawrence's memories, the horizons, the rhythms and the sounds of an event hanging between echoes of battle and tribal dances in the desert of Arabia.
"The ethno-folk core of the record is the direct consequence of the choice I made to start almost only from preexisting sounds, without turning to new recordings. Together with Luigi De Angelis, I started a real musical research in the areas of North Africa and Middle East which were somehow touched by the events and the figure of Thomas Edward Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia. Over the course of some months, after consultations and focused travels, I managed to gather up quite an archive of old recordings (sometimes re-digitalized, in other cases tapes and vinyl records). The material I chose mostly dates back to the '50s and '60s. These recordings are characterized by a more anthropological than musical approach, so they are very interesting for the purposes of my research because they bring back up rites and ceremonies of the villages and tribes from a distant past. A very "raw" and strongly characterized material, perfect for what I had in mind. I let myself be guided by the musical structures proper of that area overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, simple from the point of view of the composition and, exactly for this reason, powerful and hypnotic. In particular, I was interested in the persistent rhythm and the obstinate repetition of chants and litanies.
the record will be issued in 500 copies at the price of 15 euros, but it's possible to pre-purchase it now at only 10 euros (*) pre-ordering the copies within March 15th.
purchasers will be provided with the link for downloading the digital version.
(*) plus shipping
Napoli Teatro Festival Italia
Lato Oscuro della Costa