Luciano Berio: Naturale

Luciano Berio Naturale
Naturale

Luciano Berio: Naturale

Year of composition:
1985
Subtitle:
(about Sicilian melodies)
Scored for:
for viola, percussion and recorded voice (of sicilian folk singer)
Composer:
Luciano Berio
Soloists:
viola
Instrumentation details:
percussion (1 player: tam-tam with sleigh bells, 3 roto-toms, marimba)
tape (recorded voice of sicilian folk singer)
Duration:
20’
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Work introduction

Naturale was composed in 1985 for the Ater Balletto of Reggio Emilia and is dedicated to Aldo Bennici “in brotherly devotion”.

The piece has the subtitle “action for dance” but it can also be performed in concert. It re-employs themes of Sicilian folk songs first used by Berio in Voci for viola and two groups of instruments (1984), which here have been filtered out, so to speak. The flow of musical events is interrupted by the voice of a Sicilian folk singer, recorded by the composer in Palermo. The work is nourished by the contrast between a highly refined transcription of folk songs and the raw, natural voice of a folk singer.

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Naturale

Luciano Berio: Naturale

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for viola, percussion and recorded voice (of sicilian folk singer) , 20’

Next performances

04 Nov

Naturale

Kings Place, London (GB)

World première

Location:
Taormina
Date:
30.11.1984

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