On “Theremin, the way I feel” ErMan paints musically a narrative path, drawn on his reading of Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities. The conceptual idea is to transfigure the narrative works of some ErMan’s favourite artists in a musical form, as it was for “Pictures At An Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgskij inspired by paintings and drawings by Viktor Hartmann.
Therefore, “Theremin, the way I feel” represents a musical synthesis dedicated to some great works of Haruki Murakami, Italo Calvino, Paul Gauguin and William S. Burroughs.
The works chosen by ErMan for this recording are able to arouse a “meta-narrative” musical path in the listener.
Jazz, improvisation, exotica, avant-garde, contemporary music, minimal music’s loops are various types of sound research that carry the listener away in a unique flow, so esoteric and so impalpable, like only the Theremin music is able to create.
“Theremin, the way I feel” is a unique work with style. A music trip into the writing form following a jazz, modern and contemporary feel.
released June 15, 2009
Steve Piccolo [voice] on track 09
Giorgio Li Calzi [trumpet] on track 05
Stefano Micarelli [electric guitar] on tracks 02, 14
Exotisme, lectures, artworks and inspirations:
05, 06, 11 inspired by Haruki Murakami books
09, 10, 13 inspired by William S. Burroughs books
01, 07, 08 inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities
02, 03, 04, 12, 14 inspired by Paul Gauguin artworks
All tracks: music by Maurizio Mansueti
ErMan plays Theremin Etherwave Pro by Moog, Tenori-on by Yamaha, virtual instruments, computer prog.
Photos by Matteo Casilli
Graphic artwork by ErMan
A project by
Maurizio “ErMan” Mansueti
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2009 Funky Juice
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