Ennio Morricone

Avant-Garde


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The studies with Goffredo Petrassi and the association with Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza let the Avant-garde playing an important role in the career of Ennio Morricone, who wrote many contemporary pieces for himself, but then the author composed soundtracks where dissonance played a major role.

For the Italian edition of the film SPACE: 1999 (1975), the cult British TV series, he composed a very neurotic Jazz with muted horns. Also for the science-fiction film THE HUMANOID (1979) Ennio Morricone created hallucinating strings scores mixed with electronic effects. For SACCO E VANZETTI (1971) an electronic score by Walter Bianchi evokes all the drama of the undeserved death sentence of the two protagonists.

Experimental music of great impact in the film and off the screen for famous thrillers such as THE DEATH DEALER (1974), SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS (1971). Avant-garde music has always been present in Elio Petri’s films set to music by Morricone such as PROPERTY IS NO LONGER A THEFT (1973). Avant-garde music in the noir cinema of VIOLENT CITY (1970) and A PURE FORMAL- ITY (1994) and in auteur films such as GARDEN OF DELIGHTS (1967) and SARAH’S LAST MAN (1972).

Tracklist

SIDE A
SPAZIO: 1999 - FOLLIA NELLO SPAZIO
SACCO E VANZETTI - LA SEDIA ELETTRICA
SPASMO - STRESS INFINITO
LA CORTA NOTTE DELLE BAMBOLE DI VETRO - BRIVIDI DI ARCHI
UNA PURA FORMALITÀ - CONTRADDIZIONI

SIDE B
LA PROPRIETÀ NON È PIÙ UN FURTO -ALBERTONE E TOTAL
L’UMANOIDE - INFORMALE SECONDO
IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE - IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE (PRIMO)
CITTÀ VIOLENTA - MILLE VOLTE UN GRIDO
L’ULTIMO UOMO DI SARA - INFORMALE V