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
A real forerunner of electronic minimalism that later
occurred. The personality of Grossi and his passionate
theories and music, make his new discovery obliged.
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”