“You have to enter into sound, penetrate it in its triple essence: physical, psychic and creative”, words by Giacinto Scelsi, one of the most influential and enigmatic avant‐garde composers of 20‐th century Italy. Born into a wealthy family he went to Vienna for his education, studied with Arnold Schoenberg and returned to Italy where he organized concerts introducing contemporary composers like Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Hindemith and Stravinsky. Later he was influenced by eastern spiritualism which radically changed his conception of music, in which he had an important role for improvisation for both composer and performer.
The work for cello solo on this new recording illustrate Scelsi’s journey to the roots of sound. The Trilogia makes up the different stages of Man’s mortal experience: youth/energy/drama, maturity/thought and the final catharsis. This music invites the listener to go with the flow, without worrying about rational perception or explanation.
Played with deep conviction and dedication by Italian cellist Marco Simonacci, who already successfully recorded for Brilliant Classics works by John Cage and Morton Feldman.