ANTS, A New Timeless Sound // experimental record label established in Rome, Italy, 2001
Pietro Grossi
BATTIMENTI
AG03
Folded Cardboard Cover
16 pages B/W booklet with italian/english text by Albert Mayr
1 audio CD

Limited Edition of 500 copies
€ 12,00  € 10,00
Pietro Grossi was one of the pioneers of the experimental
musical scene in Italy. This CD show one of his visionary
electronic works: “Battimenti”, an electronic work composed
and realized in 1965, made by the 94 combinations of near
frequencies, organized in groups of 2, 3, 4 and 5 sine waves.
This coupling originates the “harmonic beatings”, overtones
born out of the intersection of frequencies. 
Originally thought by Grossi has a “working material” for his
famous electronic Studio di Fonologia Musicale (S 2F M), this
work has, in itself, the ability to fascinate, as only the
greatest artistic intuitions have.
The rigour of Grossi’s working method creates an imaginary
sound painting, that he later called “94 songs of XXth
century’s anonimous”. It’s a composition that anticipated
times and was contemporary to other masterpieces of
modern music.
A real forerunner of electronic minimalism that later
occurred. The personality of Grossi and his passionate
theories and music, make his new discovery obliged.

track list
1)  Battimenti A Due Frequenze  05’48”
2)  Battimenti A Tre Frequenze  14’15”
3)  Battimenti A Quattro Frequenze  17’39”
4)  Battimenti A Cinque Frequenze  16’07”

released 27/04/2003

Of related interest:
Pernaiachi - ORA
Mayr - HORA HARMONICA
Johnson - ORGAN AND SILENCE
Mayr - PROPOSTE SONORE