Frances-Marie Uitti

Uitti Vitiello

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This 3" CD, presented without any recording information, is a surprising collaborative effort between cellist Frances-Marie Uitti and electronician Stephen Vitiello. The 20-minute untitled piece is a beautiful slow-developing encounter between electronics, cello, Mongolian violin, and Uitti's voice (breathing, moans). A landscape of uncertain reality is described through the music, hypnotic bubbling plains with an occasional screech from the strings bringing up a hill, and Uitti's sparse vocal participation giving the whole thing an alienated sense of humanity. Vitiello's electronics recall the work of Ossatura or Thomas DiMuzio at times, Christian Fennesz at others. The dancing violin solo may be the strangest part of this piece. This must be listened to a few times in order to be impregnated with all of the piece's subtleties. A puzzling and beautiful creation. Strongly recommended.

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Title/Composer Performer Time
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