ANTS, A New Timeless Sound // experimental record label established in Rome, Italy, 2001
This is the third and final chapter of a project/research on
"minimalisms" that the Italian flutist Manuel Zurria, acclaimed
instrumentalist and passionate lover of the more adventurous
contemporary music, began in 2007.
The double CD include near two and a half hours of music,
which reveal how much different the approaches to the
beloved "minimalist" verb can be. And how much an inquiring
and participatory interpretation can lead to exciting results.
In this brilliant collection Zurria not only "plays" pieces by
some of the most important and exciting composers on the
international scene (the list is long and you can find it below)
but "it makes them its own", reinterprets them adapts them
to his sensitivity, finally making a "version" that transcends the
limits of the genre.
Here you find and exhilarating review (transgressive but, in a
personal and deep way, "faithful") where the research spirit
of Zurria introduces us to old and new authors from Eastern
Europe (such as Sáry, Szemző , Demoč , Kabelis, Mažulis) and
makes us re-know essential authors (such as Riley, Reich,
Glass, Tenney, Skempton, Volans).
Music that will make you fly!!

Manuel Zurria is an Italian flutist and multi-instrumentalist of
international fame. He worked with composers such as
Sylvano Bussotti, Aldo Clementi, Alvin Lucier, Salvatore
Sciarrino. Composers from around the world wrote pieces for
him; in between them Giancarlo Cardini, Philip Corner, Noah
Creshevsky, Bernhard Lang, Mary Jane Leach, James
Saunders, Stefano Scodanibbio, Jacob TV and many many
others.
As a performer he played the music of Terry Riley, Arvo Part,
Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, Kevin Volans and a plethora of
others, all around the world in international festival and
concert series. He recorded wih BMG Ariola, Mode records,
Stradivarius, Ricordi, Die Schachtel, EdiPan, Capstone,
Another Timbre, Mazagran, Megadisc, ANTS. He's author of a
unique disographic project on Minimalism in 3 parts and 7 CDs
("Repeat!" by Die Schachtel -2007-, "Loops4ever" by Mazagran -
2011- and "Again & Again" by ANTS -2020-).

track list
CD1  (73’16”)

1.  László Sáry / Számzene I - counting music (for Tom Johnson) 
(1995)
for 7 voices and toy percussions  [1’21”]

2.  Philip Glass / Dance #2  (1979) 
version for flutes, field recordings, toy percussions - original for
organ  [16’02”]

3.  Adrián Demoč / Canon  (2017) 
for 4 alto flutes - written for M.Z.  [3’55”]

4.  Steve Reich / Clapping Music  (1972) 
for handclappers and electronics  [4’32”]

5.  Rytis Mažulis / Carduelis (2018)
for 10 flutes  [7’55”]

6.  Terry Riley / Dorian Reeds  (1965)
version for flute and delays - original for saxophone and delays 
[20’09”]

7.  Philip Glass / Dance #4  (1979)
version for flutes, field recordings, toy percussions - original for
organ  [18’00”]

8.  Howard Skempton / Bagatelle (1985)
for flute  [1’22”]

CD2  (75’23”)

1.  László Sáry / Számzene II - instrumental version, in LA  (1995)
version for 7 flutes and toy percussions  [1’06”]

2.  Kevin Volans / 7 Flutes  (2015)
for 7 flutes  [12’34”]

3.  Steve Reich / Reed Phase  (1966)
version for 3 piccolos and toy percussions - original for saxophone
and tape  [9’34”]

4.  Tibor Szemző / Water-Wonder  (1981-83)
for 4 flutes (piccolo, flute, G flute, bass flute) and delays  [16’50”]

5.  Philip Glass / In Again Out Again  (1968)
version for 2 flutes and toy percussions - original for 2 pianos 
[8’36”]

6.  James Tenney / Harmonium #1  (1976)
version for 12 flutes and sine waves  [11’21”]

7.  Ričardas Kabelis / Kalno Sutartinė (VII)  (2015)
for 72 flutes - written for MZ  [14’18”]

8.  Howard Skempton / Bagatelle 2 (2019)
for flute - written for MZ  [1’04”]

released 23/06/2020

Of related interest:
Corner - GAMELAN COMING & GOING
Johnson - ORGAN AND SILENCE
Meyer/Dalpane - CABARET PER NULLA
Livebatts! - LIVEBATTS!
Manuel Zurria
AGAIN & AGAIN
AG23
Cardboard Folded cover
12 pages colour booklet with liner notes in Italian and English by Manuel Zurria
Original photograph by Mikhail Iglitskii
2 audio CDs

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€  8,00 buy Digital via BANDCAMP