Die Schachtel Releases

Luciano Berio, an Italian composer. Italiano: ...

New stuff out on Die Schachtel:

VA: Prix Italia 6CD
After five years of intense, passionate and sometimes painful work, Die Schachtel (in collaboration with RAI) is proud to announce the release of the long-awaited massive book + 6CD boxed edition dedicated to some of the most compelling Italian radio works which took part in the prestigious Prix Italia, a world-famous contest established by the RAI (the National Italian broadcasting company) in the ’50s and still alive today, aimed to award the best and most uncompromising audio-visual works produced throughout the world. The selection incl udes works from artists such as Nino Rota, Bruno Maderna, Niccolò Castiglioni, Luciano Berio and Salvatore Sciarrino.

Null II and Null III are the second and third part of the well-known Italian/Swiss composer’s massive electronic work on the theme of “nothing” (Null), whose first part saw the light with the 2010 Die Schachtel “Null” edition in ZeitComposers series. In this pieces Archetti’s thick sound drones borders on the edge of tonality as their many layers develop with a sort of “geological” pace.

Martino Traversa is a very well-known Italian composer who studied at Salzburg’s Mozarteum, at the CCRMA at Stanford University and with Luigi Nono from 1987 to 1989. Critical_Path presents for the first time ever a selection of his electronic music works, composed between 2000 and 2008.