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Giancarlo Vulcano, Vetro

Composer and guitarist Giancarlo Vulcano performed his 2008 release, Vetro, yesterday at Le Poisson Rouge. He was joined by Joshua Camp, Taylor Bergren-Chrisman, Jesse Schiffrin, and Yvonne Troxler.

Vetro was presented in its entirety on Sunday. Some observations:

a) The insistence yet lack of intrusion that brings a renewed meaning and a new life to (post-) minimalist spectres

b) Ostenatos stately and arpeggiated, delicately muted in Ligeti-esque chord clusters, or excavated from Lightnin’ Hopkins

c) These repeated phrases exquisitely pierced through with the sound of a reed or a bowed string

d) Infusions of narrative into a textural soundspace, perhaps aurally analogous to the representational picture rugs of Qashqai nomads

e) The enjoyment of being able to see music like this in a club setting as opposed to the concert hall, without failing to predict the latter full in a heartbeat

Buy the record here.

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