Faithful… to what?
The unique creative process of the Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1088) forces musician to rediscuss and redefine their agency and artistic engagement while performing his music. Moving away from traditional roles and systems of communication, his improvisatory approach to composition and his disregard for written music encourages performers to develop new strategies for interpretation.
Marco Fusi's album ‘Giacinto Scelsi - works for violin and for viola’, published by acknowledged Viennese new music label Kairos, presents listeners with the results of a newly elaborated performance practice of these works, based on archival research, in-depth audio analysis, computer-generated animated scores and extensive exploration of instrumental improvisatory techniques. The liner notes accompanying the album offer detailed insights into research process leading up to the recording.
This album is the result of a Marco Fusi's PhD Research at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and the University of Antwerp, with the support of the Conservatoire’s research group CREATIE and the Orpheus Instituut, Ghent.