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CASTI/ELIO MARTUSCIELLO, FABRIZIO - Chamber Rites

Chamber Rites is an encounter based on sharing emotions, on audio-visual exchange, on the practice of radical improvisation, characterized by a location or context, of which we define a part of its mobile architecture. Ours is a ritual whose coordinates -- spatial, temporal and performative -- are traced by signs, at the same time enigmatic and visible, sedimented in time --Fabrizio Casti and Elio Martusciello, 2015. Fabrizio Casti: prepared piano; Elio Martusciello, computer. Fabrizio Casti is an Italian experimental music composer operating in both acoustic and electroacoustic improvisation, and the author of vocal, instrumental, chamber, and symphonic works for instruments and live electronics. He teaches Elements of Music Composition and Analysis at the State Music Conservatory of Cagliari, Italy, is Artistic Director of Spaziomusica, and is on the board of SpaziomusicaRicerca, Cagliari. Both associations conduct musical research and promote composition of contemporary and experimental music. His works have been published by RaiTrade, Ricordi, and Ut Orpheus and recorded by ECM, Stradivarius, LIMEN, Ricordi-Nuova Fonit Cetra, Warsaw Autumn, and Spaziomusica. Elio Martusciello is an Italian electroacoustic and experimental music composer, musician, and visual artist. He teaches electronic music at the Naples Conservatory of Music, Italy. He studied photography with Mimmo Jodice and visual arts with Carlo Alfano, Armando de Stefano, and Rosa Panaro. His aesthetics are inspired by acousmatics, but he also composes for instruments and live electronics and operates in installation art, multimedia, visual arts, and electroacoustic improvisation. His works have been recorded by Recommended Records, Staalplaat, Die Schachtel, Ambiances Magnétiques, FMP, GMEM, Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, and others." - Die Schachtel.

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After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.

This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.



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