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Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Nuova Consonanza
Format: CD
Label: Bella Casa
Country: UK
Price: $17.50
"Reissue of this 1975 self-titled album, originally released on the Cinevox label. Tracks are: "Settimino," "Eflot," "Soup" and "Scratch." Two of these are also commonly available on CD on the Edition RZ compilation, unfortunately; the other two ("Settimino" & "Scratch") are not on CD, so you have approx 30 minutes of exclusive/rare material here on this release. Gruppo are the classic Italian freeform outfit from the 60s & 70s, still pretty undocumented on CD. All pieces created by: Giovanni Piazza, Ennio Morricone, Mario Bertoncini, Gualtiero Branchi, Francesco Evangelisti, Egisto Macchi, Jesus Villa Rojo. The least-known and rarest musical exploration of Ennio Morricones career. He played trumpet in the extraordinary Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza from 1965 when it was founded by composer Franco Evangelisti. These lengthy improvised sound collages are challenging to listen to but have their own beauty and are of serious historical importance. Gruppo recorded albums for RCA Italia and Cinevox up to 1975 including under Morricones auspices, soundtracks for the trippy Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura and Un Tranquillo posto di Campagna where their improvised 35-minute suite mirrored the formal score." - Bella Casa.
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Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Musica Su Schemi
Format: CD
Label: Cramps
Country: Italy
Price: $7.00
“2005 reissue; originally released in 1976 as number nine in the Nova Musicha series. Founded in Italy between 1964 and 1965, the worlds first composers collective, Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, sought to unhem the purposefulness of their respective instruments and the primacy of composition in order to open up a space for the emergence of free music and unintentional noise sounds. The music sways between nearly inaudible whir, clatter and scrape, and bubbling blasts of sound. Their overtures to noise, anti-musical operations, and compositional experiments on this disc, like their English brethren AMM, completely anticipated a strategic break with the standards of virtuosity. This work represents the earliest incarnation of the Gruppo and features Ennio Morricone, better known for his soundtrack work, Franco Evangelisti, Egisto Macchi, Antonello Neri,Giovanni Piazza, and Italian Instabile Orchestra member Giancarlo Schiaffini. Contains previously unpublished photos and original notes by Franco Evangelisti.” - Cramps.
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Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura
Format: LP
Label: Dagored
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"In 1971, for his score for Enzo Castellaris Gli occhi freddi della paura, Ennio Morricone called on the services of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, the legendary improvisational avant-garde combo of which he was a founding member. Not only a classy soundtrack but also a classic of the experimental and free jazz genres. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Dagored.

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Azioni
Format: 2CD/DVD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $50.00
"This deluxe boxed edition presents some of the most compelling improvisations of this extraordinary improv group active in the 60s and featuring such names as Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Franco Evangelisti, Walter Branchi, Mario Bertoncini and John Heineman. Spanning from free-jazz to total abstract noise and wild electronic sounds, these pieces were recorded between 1967 and 1969 are released here for the first time. The enclosed video DVD, shot in a stunning black and white, is a unique document that captures the rehearsal of the thrilling concert that the group gave in Rome in 1967. It features both english and Italian subtitles. The cloth-covered box contains three individual digipak, a 72-pages italian-english booklet and a poster." - Die Schachtel. Incredible collection!
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Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969
Format: 5LP BOX/DVD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $124.00
Standard LP version. Includes five LPs, DVD, and book; Edition of 500. "The year 2007 saw one of the most remarkable findings in the long treasure-hunting history of Die Schachtel: the complete set of recordings of the early manifestation (1967-1969) of one of the most legendary improv group of all time, the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Rescued by the private archives of Walter Branchi, one of the original founding members -- alongside Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Egisto Macchi, Mario Bertoncini, and John Heineman -- the tapes were then restored in their entirety. Only a part of them were published in a CD-only boxset in an edition of 500, titled Azioni 1967-1969, which also featured a DVD with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher during the rehearsal and concert that the group held on March 19th and 20th, 1967, at the Galleria darte Moderna in Rome. Spanning from free-jazz to total abstract noise to wild electronic sounds, their music was -- and remains -- one of the most dynamic, original, and uncompromising expression of a period defined by intense experimentation and musical bravery, anticipating experiments to come in years following. Or, to put it simple, "They were utterly unique," as per the words that John Zorn, who expressively wrote for this edition. To mark the ten-year anniversary of its original release, Die Schachtel present Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969, the complete cycle of improvisations -- which includes thirteen additional, never before published pieces -- taken from the original tapes. Remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.

Available in three versions. All versions include a 64-page, sewn-bound, LP-size book in English and Italian, complete with essays, memories shared by the group, a new article by Valentina Bertolani exploring in detail the techniques of the group, a chronology, a collection of original reviews by Maurizio Farina, and a set of unpublished black-and-white photos of the group playing in Venices Teatro Della Fenice in 1968, taken from the archives of the Venice Biennale. All versions also include a DVD (PAL 5.1 audio - region free) with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969
Format: 4CD/DVD BOX
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $69.00
"The year 2007 saw one of the most remarkable findings in the long treasure-hunting history of Die Schachtel: the complete set of recordings of the early manifestation (1967-1969) of one of the most legendary improv group of all time, the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Rescued by the private archives of Walter Branchi, one of the original founding members -- alongside Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Egisto Macchi, Mario Bertoncini, and John Heineman -- the tapes were then restored in their entirety. Only a part of them were published in a CD-only boxset in an edition of 500, titled Azioni 1967-1969, which also featured a DVD with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher during the rehearsal and concert that the group held on March 19th and 20th, 1967, at the Galleria darte Moderna in Rome. Spanning from free-jazz to total abstract noise to wild electronic sounds, their music was -- and remains -- one of the most dynamic, original, and uncompromising expression of a period defined by intense experimentation and musical bravery, anticipating experiments to come in years following. Or, to put it simple, "They were utterly unique," as per the words that John Zorn, who expressively wrote for this edition. To mark the ten-year anniversary of its original release, Die Schachtel present Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969, the complete cycle of improvisations -- which includes thirteen additional, never before published pieces -- taken from the original tapes. Remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.

Available in three versions. All versions include a 64-page, sewn-bound, LP-size book in English and Italian, complete with essays, memories shared by the group, a new article by Valentina Bertolani exploring in detail the techniques of the group, a chronology, a collection of original reviews by Maurizio Farina, and a set of unpublished black-and-white photos of the group playing in Venices Teatro Della Fenice in 1968, taken from the archives of the Venice Biennale. All versions also include a DVD (PAL 5.1 audio - region free) with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher. CD version includes four CDs, DVD, and book -- edition of 300." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969 (Deluxe Box Set)
Format: 5LP BOX/4CD/DVD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $199.00
"Deluxe box set version. Includes five LPs, four CDs, DVD, a large poster, and book; Comes in a handmade wooden boxset with rubber and felt motif; One-time pressing of 100. The year 2007 saw one of the most remarkable findings in the long treasure-hunting history of Die Schachtel: the complete set of recordings of the early manifestation (1967-1969) of one of the most legendary improv group of all time, the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Rescued by the private archives of Walter Branchi, one of the original founding members -- alongside Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Egisto Macchi, Mario Bertoncini, and John Heineman -- the tapes were then restored in their entirety. Only a part of them were published in a CD-only boxset in an edition of 500, titled Azioni 1967-1969, which also featured a DVD with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher during the rehearsal and concert that the group held on March 19th and 20th, 1967, at the Galleria darte Moderna in Rome. Spanning from free-jazz to total abstract noise to wild electronic sounds, their music was -- and remains -- one of the most dynamic, original, and uncompromising expression of a period defined by intense experimentation and musical bravery, anticipating experiments to come in years following. Or, to put it simple, "They were utterly unique," as per the words that John Zorn, who expressively wrote for this edition. To mark the ten-year anniversary of its original release, Die Schachtel present Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969, the complete cycle of improvisations -- which includes thirteen additional, never before published pieces -- taken from the original tapes. Remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.

Available in three versions. All versions include a 64-page, sewn-bound, LP-size book in English and Italian, complete with essays, memories shared by the group, a new article by Valentina Bertolani exploring in detail the techniques of the group, a chronology, a collection of original reviews by Maurizio Farina, and a set of unpublished black-and-white photos of the group playing in Venices Teatro Della Fenice in 1968, taken from the archives of the Venice Biennale. All versions also include a DVD (PAL 5.1 audio - region free) with the original film Nuova Consonanza shot by Theo Gallher." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Kompositionen 1967-75F
Format: CD
Label: Edition RZ
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
1992 release. "Italian improvisation group formed in 1964. The group featured Mario Bertoncini (percussion, piano), Walter Branchi (double-bass), Franco Evangelisti (piano), Hohn Heineman (trombone, cello), Roland Kayn (Hammond organ, vibraphone, marimba), Egisto Macchi (percussion, celesta) and (most famously) Ennio Morricone (trumpet). Frederic Rzewski (piano) also appears. Historic stuff, ala AMM or MEV." - Edition RZ.

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Eroina
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"There are still so many treasures to be discovered out there, but when one finds a gem like this, one can put the research on hold for a little while and give it a deep listen. Recorded at Fono Roma in 1971, Eroina is a series of haunting improvisations -- each one inspired by the effects of a different drug -- made of whirling electronic glitches, skronky horns, pounded piano, funky drums, and weird tape experiments. The best drone/spaced-/drugged-out free music performed by the legendary ensemble of Ennio Morricone, Mario Bertoncini, Egisto Macchi, Bruno Battisti DAmario, Franco Evangelisti, and Walter Bianchi. A timeless masterpiece available for the first time on vinyl. Limited to 400 copies." - Holidays.
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Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Considered the first collective of experimental composers, Gruppo dImprovvisazione Nuova Consonanza formed in 1964 in Rome to chase the expressive potential of live improvisation to its furthest reaches. Led by Franco Evangelisti, Gruppo also included Ennio Morricone before he found fame composing soundtracks. The ensemble advanced the innovations of 20th century avantgarde in laboratory-like studio settings where the intuitive interplay between members flourished. Before 1976s benchmark release, Musica Su Schemi, Gruppo recorded this eponymous album in 1973. Whether the passages are jarring or soothing, clamorous or silken, the ensemble retains astounding organic coherence. An ultra-rare entry in Gruppos formidable discography, Gruppo dImprovvisazione Nuova Consonanza is finally reissued for the first time ever." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Musica Su Schemi
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Vinyl reissue of their 1976 LP. "In the early 1970s, FRANCO EVANGELISTI assembled GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA, a collective of Italian composers that included ENNIO MORRICONE on trumpet. Gruppo aspired to revolutionize composition through group improvisation and-like their peer, Karlheinz Stockhausen-musique concrete, aleatory (controlled chance) techniques and early electronic music. One significant influence in the studio was their use of chess to define key parameters of their music. Musica Su Schemi is unpredictable, fluid and always marked by a tension between the performers and their conscious rejection of traditional forms. Each member of Gruppo would establish themselves as important figures in 20th century music, though no others gained the notoriety of Morricone. Nonetheless, Gruppos influence on modern composition endures. As composer / saxophonist John Zorn explains, "[They] were instrumental in founding a radical tradition of Western musical improvisation that owed little or nothing to anybody and created some of the strangest music ever made." Packaged with new artwork and a digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.
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