PAOLO COTENI - Nel Corso Del Tempo, A tribute To Laura Grisi
"Paolo Coteni is an anarchic, visual and sound desecrating artist from Italy. A visionary who overturns the sense of art, an independent sound painter and a theorist of the sounds of silence. "Paolo is an artist who escaped the reality of art. Always busy with the history of the avant-garde and a pioneer of minimalist music since the 70's. He works on sound installations and interactions between sound, art, music, records and ambient music." Giuseppe Chiari "For this piece I was inspired by Laura Grisi and her sound works. When she made me listen to her work Sound, a series of audio cassettes with emblematic titles like Dieci Pietre Cantano (Ten stones Singing) and Il Rumore Della Vita (The Noise of Life) for the first time, I immediately understood the importance of her research. It inspired me to study the simple but effective techniques she used. This LP is a recognition of Laura's innumerable artistic abilities, including working with sound, and Nel Corso Del Tempo tries to add new dimensions to the world of Laura Grisi." The first works of Laura Grisi (1939-2017) date back to 1964-1966. In this period, she met and married Folco Quilici, a well-known documentary filmmaker. Together they travelled to faraway lands like the Andes, South America, Africa & Polynesia where tribal and primitive cultures still existed. Long periods, up to six months at a time, in which she experienced the overwhelming power of nature and its laws. "I didn't want a painting, a sculpture containing air, earth or water. I didn't want air, earth or water to become objects. I wanted to recreate the experience of natural phenomena." In 1968 she began to work with natural elements like fog, water, wind, air and light, artificially reproducing them in enclosed spaces. Drops of Water includes a drip system and a white fiberglass basin two meters wide. "I wanted to create the natural effect of the sound of water falling into water, to create an environment where one might meditate, listening to the noise of the rain." In 1969 she made the video The Measuring of Time, a single spiral shot in which the artist repeats the infinite and unfinishable gesture of counting grains of sand in the desert. In Pebbles (1973) Laura Grisi arranged and photographed five small stones in all of their 120 possible combinations. A scientific approach to nature, apparently explicable and finite, about which Laura Grisi, through her works, formulated her own hypotheses. Edition of 220." - Slowscan.
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.