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zym022/Nicola Ratti - Úsope

24 Mar 2009

Nicola Ratti is one of Zymogen's favourite Italian composers.
After the acclaimed album From The Desert Came Saltwater, published on Anticipate in 2008, and the collaborative project Bellows with Giuseppe Ielasi, Nicola gives us a unique composition called Úsope.
This work was originally done for the exhibition "Úsope reste ici et se repose"#1, which took place in Montpellier between October 30th and December 13th 2008.
It's a single track based on processed field recordings taken in Montpellier between the 22nd and 25th April of the same year and was conceived of as the musical background for the exhibition.
Nicola Ratti's music is based on the search for a personal language that is capable of joining basic song structure, electro-acoustic experimentation and the use of sounds extracted from the environment in which we live. He does this with a sensibility that ranges from improvisation to the construction of sound via sheer artisanship.

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