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ZAFFIRI, ENORE - Riverberazioni Sonore

Format: 7inch + magazine
Label & Cat.Number: Rossbin RSEP001
Release Year: 2005
Note: obscure 7" release by this pioneering composer from Turin (Italy), who established an Electronic Studio already in 1964; contains "Riverberazioni Sonore N. 31" (a newer, dense electronic piece from 1998 that spreads over both sides), and a live extract from 1973; comes with 50 page "design / art / music" magazine MIELE #8 (full colour) including a ZAFFIRI interview and other articles ("Music = Math"), all on Italian language; very limited, last copies!
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €18.00

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Author: Enore Zaffiri
Title: "Riverberazioni Sonore"
Label: Rossbin
Format: 7 + Magazine
Catalog #: Rsep001
Time: 11:00

Riverberazioni Sonore n 31 (05:26:00)
Recorded in Torino / Year 1998

Sonetto CXLIV (02:37:00)
Recorded in Torino / Year 1973

Riverberazioni Sonore n 31 02:59:00
Recorded in Torino / Year 1998

Enore Zaffiri was born in Turin on March 29, 1928. He studied in Turin at the "Conservatorio G. Verdi", taking a diploma in composition, choral music and pianoforte, and subsequently in Paris at the "Conservatoire National" with Tony Aubin. He perfected his piano studies with Guido Agosti in Siena at the "Accademia Musicale Chigiana". From 1954 to 1982 he held the Chair of General Music Culture at the "Conservatorio G. Verdi" in Turin.
As a composer he won various awards. In 1964, he turned his interest to electronic music and founded SMET (Studio di Musica Elettronica di Torino) which made its headquarters in Turin at the Conservatorio, and he also became a lecturer in this subject.
Zaffiris first objective was to overcome the historical elementary principles which coordinated the relationships between the sounds of traditional musical language for acoustic instruments and then concentrate his efforts on electronic means, searching for new sound perspectives originating from a structural principle based on the Euclidian plane geometrical figure by which means the various sound parameters can be coordinated and the formal and spatial dimension extracted.
In 1965, together with other operators in the visual field, he set up the Studio di Informazione Estetica and started an interdisciplinary research into sound and visual phenomena.
The main objective of the research was to generate the elements relevant to the sound and visual fields from a single basic structure. The extreme limit of the formal rigorism was achieved in 1968 with the project Musica per un anno, the purpose of which was the sonorization of environments.
From 1970, Zaffiri turned his attention towards the live performance of electronic music. He combined electronic sound with the human voice - sometimes crossing the border into total theatre (Il giuoco delloca from the novel by E. Sanguineti and Raptus based on a text by M. Chtel). In the period, the first scores for synthesizers appeared, permitting the live performance of pieces specifically written for this instrument.
At the end of the seventies, he extended his research into visuals to the video, maintaining the interdisciplinary process using the instruments that technology offered and which represented, for the author, the means and support for what he intended to express.
At the end of the eighties, he produced the video Larte nella Storia published by Cooperativa Books and Video in Turin.