Artist: Lorenzo Frizzera     Album: Home     Label: nBn     Code: nBn/004

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  • 15 June 2010

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Lorenzo Frizzera 

Guitarist Lorenzo Frizzera performs a repertoire alternated between a series of original compositions executed on classical and acoustic guitar, and other pieces which are accompanied by live electronics, real time samples and computer-generated loops. Lorenzo Frizzera is a young emerging Italian jazz guitarist and a multi-faceted musician who has developed his own personal style through many important experiences in various musical genres, from performing with giants of jazz such as Jimmy Cobb to a lengthy experience in the world of ethnic music, from electronic music to funk, from renaissance music to big budget pop productions.

Lorenzo knows that a solo exhibition is a formidable tool for a musician in exploring his/her artistic identity and this was a crucial factor in his decision to perform this solo guitar recording, which featured a unique and well thought-out repertoire. Lorenzo knows that for a jazz musician, a solo recording is a true challenge since it requires the ability to maintain the proper balance between creative liberty and articulate, solid construction of compositions and solo spaces, while simultaneously concentrating on producing interesting and unusual sounds. The instrumentation for this solo is particularly rich, ranging from traditional classical guitar to the use of triggers, samples and recorded loops. Of particular interest is the use of a “prepared” instrument, meaning a common guitar, the sound of which had been altered through the positioning of various instruments between its strings (screws, adhesive tape, plast, clothespins, bits of rubber, plugs made of cork or aluminum, etc.) This method, originally developed by Keith Rowe in imitation of John Cage’s “prepared piano”, was further explored in later years by Fred Frith, Derek Bailey and many other important figures in improvisational music on guitar.  

Il chitarrista Lorenzo Frizzera propone un repertorio che alterna composizioni originali eseguite sia con la chitarra classica che acustica ad altri brani suonati con l’ausilio della live electronics, di campionamenti in tempo reale e loops effettuati tramite il computer.

La curiosità e l’eclettismo fanno di Lorenzo Frizzera, giovane ed emergente chitarrista italiano, un musicista poliedrico che ha fatto tesoro delle esperienze più disparate nei vari generi musicali: dal suonare al fianco di giganti del jazz come Jimmy Cobb, ad una lunga esperienza con la musica etnica, dalla musica rinascimentale al funk, dalla musica sperimentale alle produzioni pop.

Un disco in solo rappresenta una vera sfida: la capacità di mantenere il giusto equilibrio tra la totale libertà creativa e la necessità di articolare in modo solido la costruzione delle composizioni e dei soli, dedicando una particolare attenzione alla ricerca timbrica.

Particolarmente interessante l’utilizzo della chitarra preparata, uno strumento cui è stato alterato il timbro, posizionando oggetti e materiali tra le corde (viti, nastro adesivo, plastica, molle, pezzi di gomma, tappi di sughero o di alluminio, etc.) Tale metodo, inizialmente sviluppato nei tardi anni sessanta da Keith Rowe, ad imitazione del piano preparato di John Cage, è stato approfondito in seguito da Fred Frith e da molti altri importanti esponenti della musica improvvisata, uno su tutti Derek Bailey, padre dell’improvvisazione libera per chitarra. 

Track List

01. Morning Footspeps

02. The Art of Remembering

03. Il Re dei Gatti

04. Safiatou

05. Folegandros

06. Next to You

07. The Fifth Season

08. Yellow

09. White

10. The blackbird Theory 

Personnel

Lorenzo Frizzera» classical and acoustic guitars

Recording Data

Recorded in January 2010 at nBn Records Studio

It's been a long, cold winter.

Cover design by Sara Giordani

Produced by Carlo Alberto Canevali 

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