the music of Damiano Santini
Limited edition of 62 numbered copies in CDR
This Album, released in a our ephemerals precious line, contain the extraordinaty music by Italian contemporary composer Damiano Santini, as performed by this amazing trio: Adam Simmons - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, contra, alto clarinet; David Jones - drums, percussion and Alessandra Garosi: piano.
David Jones (Malmsbury) is one of the most innovative and musical drummers in the world; a true virtuoso musician. David has performed withartists such as: James Morrison, John Farnham, Stevie Wonder, Tommy Emmanuel and countless others. A solid audience base to engage with, via shared networks.
Alessandra Garosi (Italy) is an exceptional pianist of international standing, exemplified by her work with Harmonia Ensemble, known for their chamber ensemble versions of the music of Frank Zappa, Nino Rota, Roger Eno and may other international projects. Based in Tuscany, Alessandra also has
a long-standing relationship with Australia, as a pupil of Sonya Hanke and working with composers such as Peter Sculthorpe, May Howlett and Robert Davidson.
Adam Simmons (Melbourne) is heavily active in Melbourne in both contemporary classical music and jazz. His projects include his trio, Origami, and the acclaimed “The Usefulness of Art” concert series featuring Michael Kieran Harvey, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Ray Pereira and Wang Zheng-Ting. He is also the editor of Dingo magazine.
The moon, stars and planets have inspired many poets and composers, but we find very few musical works inspired by the Zodiac constellations as the main theme.
Italian composer Damiano Santini composed his mammoth Zodiac cycle for piano over three decades - starting with Aries in 1989 and endingwith Pisces in 2019 completed just prior to Italian pianist Alessandra Garosi’s 2019 Australian tour,including performances with regular collaborators and master musicians, Adam Simmons andDavid Jones. The trio created and recorded special arrangements of the entire cycle of 12 pieces in Melbourne, building upon the rapport of their previous “Zappa in Recital” program. The Plans were in place to premiere the trio version and launch the CD in 2020 in Australia and Italy, which of course were thwarted by the pandemic. Zodiac by Karlheins Stockhausen was originaly written for carillon, but then edited in many different version with acoustic instruments. The first part will be also combined the two
compositions, in a sort of melting pot between the two operas by the two composers.