Ricardo Sinigaglia – Correnti Magnetiche

Ricardo Sinigaglia - Correnti Magnetiche LP front cover
Ricardo Sinigaglia - Correnti Magnetiche LP back cover
Ricardo Sinigaglia - Correnti Magnetiche LP side A

Correnti Magnetiche was an Italian interdisciplinary collective founded in Milan in 1985 by multimedia artist Mario Canali, Adriano Abbado, and electronic music composer Ricardo Sinigaglia. Along the years, they were joined by various collaborators like Flavia Alman, Sabine Reiff, Francesco Barilli, Giovanna Beltrami, Leonardo Aurelio, Marcello Campione or Elio Massarini, on video and computer graphics, as well as guest musicians like percussionist Gabin Dabiré, violinist Maurizio Dehò, or composer and Stormy Six member Tommaso Leddi. The pioneering work of Correnti Magnetiche was internationally acclaimed and the collective exhibited their work in Europe, Canada, U.S.A. and Japan, and won several prizes, like Prix Ars Electronica for Urbana in 1987 and Gates in 1988 (both included in this LP). During the 1990s, Correnti Magnetiche moved to interactive projects, virtual reality and 3D computer graphics. There’s a nice introduction to the origins of Italian computer arts on this site, including information on Correnti Magnetiche.

♫ This LP collects various soundtracks composed between 1987 and 1989, specifically for Correnti Magnetiche projects, such as installations, animation films or videos. MIDI sounds predominate through a variety of mostly Yamaha computer, sampler and keyboards. Typical of Sinigaglia’s sound are the poetry and evocative quality of his music, the ancient music and Middle East touches, and the smooth blending of improvised, written and sequencer parts. A number of guest musicians on acoustic instruments (voice, violin, saxophone) expand the range of the music, like on the awesome #2 Incontro, where violinist Maurizio Deho duets with Sinigaglia’s synthesizer, for a a gorgeous improvisation with exquisite Oriental touches.

01 Landing Place (5:40)
02 Incontro (9:48)
03 Urbana (5:39)
04 Gates (6:01)
05 Metropoli (14:02)
06 Balasax (10:26)
07 Citazoni (1:58)

Total time 53:34
LP released by ADN, Milano, Italy, 1989


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More from Sinigaglia:

Below: Mario Canali retrospective exhibition, 2009

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5 Responses to “Ricardo Sinigaglia – Correnti Magnetiche”

  1. 1 eltopo66 March 23, 2012 at 8:42 am

    “Watertube/Ringspiel” cassette is no-longer available. Could you kindly re-up it, please?
    All the best.
    Alex T – El Topo

  2. 2 continuo March 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I personally don’t have much time for re-uploads, but try and leave a message on the 2012 re-ups page, where many re-ups are offered by readers. Thanks for your interest.

  3. 3 Joaquín Mendoza Sebastián March 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Hi my friend! fantastic upload as always…I’m right now working my way to form a collective like CM here in Madrid

    keep the good work =)


  4. 4 continuo March 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for your comment, Joaquín. Please, keep me posted on your interdisciplinary collective endeavors.

  5. 5 Stevan, Belgrade May 31, 2012 at 1:32 am

    I almost missed this masterpiece of record. Thanks!

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