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SEGNI E SUONI

for piano solo
degree of difficuty: medium-high
duration: 18 ’ approx.
year of composition:
1983
I perfor.: Latina, XX Festival Pontino di Musica, 16.6.1984
Pianist: Bruno Canino
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, Milano
WORK REGISTERED AT SIAE (Italian Authors and Publishers Association)

Bruno Canino


The manuscript of Segni e Suoni bears the date 'November, 1983'. In the first page - marked by a great many pauses - some recollections fo the author' Due Intermezzi flow together. Numerous prolonged trills and tremolos give an air of fairness to the beginning. A dream-like, rhapsodic character is very pronounced. The tempo of watches and clocks is suspended. In its place is a purely subjective time, substantiated by 'objectively' unrelated gestures which are immersed in an all-enshrouding subjectivity. During the course of the piece zones of more closely packed events are crossed. But the suspension of time is in any case constant and radical. This suspension helps to relate this experience to those north-american authors which, like M. Feldman and E. Brown, gave music (after the great example fo C. Debussy) a non-linear, non-oriented tempo of eastern origins.