Goldberg Variations

by Claudio Rocchetti

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1.
Aria 03:08
2.
Variatio 01 00:56
3.
Variatio 02 00:50
4.
Variatio 03 01:32
5.
Variatio 04 01:01
6.
Variatio 05 00:33
7.
Variatio 06 00:42
8.
Variatio 07 01:08
9.
Variatio 08 00:55
10.
Variatio 09 01:02
11.
Variatio 10 01:02
12.
Variatio 11 00:56
13.
Variatio 12 01:33
14.
Variatio 13 01:00
15.
Variatio 14 00:58
16.
Variatio 15 05:03
17.
Variatio 16 01:40
18.
Variatio 17 00:57
19.
Variatio 18 01:02
20.
Variatio 19 01:08
21.
Variatio 20 00:50
22.
Variatio 21 01:00
23.
Variatio 22 00:58
24.
Variatio 23 01:00
25.
Variatio 24 01:46
26.
Variatio 25 05:12
27.
Variatio 26 01:00
28.
Variatio 27 01:23
29.
Variatio 28 00:42
30.
Variatio 29 01:48
31.
Variatio 30 01:30
32.
Aria da capo 02:50

about

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To the so-called experimental music audience, Claudio Rocchetti is widely known as an incessantly active avant musician (apart from his main solo project he is also part of 3/4HadBeenEliminated, Olyvetty, power quartet In Zaire, and brand new duo Geodetic along with Jukka Reverberi — just to name few of his side projects and collaborations), though he's ever increasingly expanding his investigation into the fields of writing (Il cuore delle formiche) and installation (The Promised Garden).
Through a usual variety of techniques, Rocchetti extends now his deconstructive approach and his ongoing reflection on the shaping of time and memory to the territory that lies between composition and performance, bringing us his interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations: such an outstanding monstrum-work, regarding which many — no need to recall Thomas Bernhard's Der Untergeher — would end up switching from fascination to obsession (and believe us when we say we're familiar with obsessions, as this label is named after a novel that actually is a tale of an obsession).

«Above all things, I see this work as an amulet, to be worn and shown as an affinity mark to a sort of Goldberg Variations appreciation club. The Variations are the one piece I'd choose to bring with me, like, even to Hell or Purgatory and, just as it happens with everything I love, I necessarily feel the need to re-shape them, and still make something mine out of them.
I feel there's an actual risk of ruining perfection in all this: yet, isn't it part of the work of an experimental musician?»

Goldberg Variations comes in a 300 copies edition on black vinyl, featuring cover and insert artwork by Matteo Castro.

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released December 8, 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Claudio Rocchetti
Sound craft and tape manipulation

Recorded and mixed between February and September 2016
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
Artwork by Matteo Castro

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