Le Grand KCircostanze Suscettibili
6 tracksformat: digitallength: 38:00cat#: MIDI2001.2020release date: Jan. 1, 2020
This album includes studio recordings of six improvised pieces. We developed the broad ideas during a residency at le Scalze, Napoli 27.12.2017. The order of the tracks and their contents follows that of the execution, without any subsequent changes. Recorded at KU studio, Napoli.
1. 012. 023. 034. 045. 056. 06
Renato Grieco double bassChiara Mallozzi baroque celloDavide Maria Viola celloRiccardo La Foresta percussion
Recording, mixing: Renato GriecoMastering: Giuseppe IelasiPhotography: Manuela NaddeoGraphic design: Kurt Liedwart
Le Grand K
Le Grand K is a newborn project featuring four young musicians part of the Italian improvised music scene: Riccardo La Foresta, percussioninst who focused his work on the bass drum and its relationship with the breath, Renato Grieco, electroacoustic composer and doublebass player, Chiara Mallozzi, baroque cellist and researcher, and Davide Maria Viola, cellist active both in the field of classical and improvised music.
The ensemble is focused on site specific acoustic improvisation as well as on written music, with a bent for enigmatic and slender codes / scores. Although we have been working together since December 2017, recording and rehearsing, nowadays we performed only one public concert, at the romanesque theatre within the archeological site of the Seiano’s Crypta, with the Norwegian percussionist Ingar Zach. This choice reflects our desire to work tightly with very specific and rare listening spaces.