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ZURRIA, MANUEL - Again & Again

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: Ants AG23
Release Year: 2020
Note: the Italian minimalist and flute-player with a massive (2 1/2 playtime) release, re-interpretating works of PHILIP GLASS, STEVE REICH, JAMES TENNEY, TERRY RILEY, ADRIAN DEMOC, HOWARD SKEMPTON (SCRATCH ORCHESTRA!) and many others, challenging stuff with a great variety and surprises.. - "Music that will make you fly!!" - excellent packaging (oversized, glossy double digipak & extensive inlay)
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This is the third and final chapter of a project/research on "minimalisms" that the Italian flutist Manuel Zurria, acclaimed instrumentalist and passionate lover of the more adventurous contemporary music, began in 2007. The double CD include near two and a half hours of music, which reveal how much different the approaches to the beloved "minimalist" verb can be. And how much an inquiring and participatory interpretation can lead to exciting results.

In this brilliant collection Zurria not only "plays" pieces by some of the most important and exciting composers on the international scene, but "it makes them its own", reinterprets them, adapts them to his sensitivity, finally making a "version" that transcends the limits of the genre. Here you find an exhilarating review (transgressive but, in a personal and deep way, "faithful") where the research spirit of Zurria introduces us to old and new authors from Eastern Europe (such as Sry, Szemző, Demoč, Kabelis, Maulis) and makes us re-know essential musicians such as Riley, Reich, Glass, Tenney, Skempton, Volans.

Music that will make you fly!!

Manuel Zurria is an Italian flutist and multi-instrumentalist of international fame. He worked with composers such as Sylvano Bussotti, Aldo Clementi, Alvin Lucier, Salvatore Sciarrino. Composers from around the world wrote pieces for him; in between them Giancarlo Cardini, Philip Corner, Noah Creshevsky, Bernhard Lang, Mary Jane Leach, James Saunders, Stefano Scodanibbio, Jacob TV and many many others.
As a performer he played the music of Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, Kevin Volans and a plethora of others, all around the world in international festival and concert series.
He recorded wih BMG Ariola, Mode, Stradivarius, Ricordi, Die Schachtel, EdiPan, Capstone, Another Timbre, Mazagran, Megadisc, ANTS. He's author of a unique discographic project on Minimalism in 3 parts and 7 CDs ("Repeat!" by Die Schachtel -2007-, "Loops4ever" by Mazagran -2011- and "Again & Again" by ANTS -2020-).

2 CD set, comes in a gatefold cardboard cover with 12-page colour booklet with liner notes by the author in Italian and English.