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Giacinto Scelsi, Count of Ayala Valva (8 January 1905 – 9 August 1988), was an Italian composer who also wrote surrealist poetry in French. He is best known for writing music based around only one pitch, altered in all manners through microtonal oscillations, harmonic allusions, and changes in timbre and dynamics, as paradigmatically exemplified in his revolutionary "Quattro pezzi su una nota sola" ("Four Pieces on a single note", 1959). His musical output, which encompassed all Western classical genres except scenic… read more

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  • Avatar for Eyoki
    Nuits I & II for double bass - lovely music.
  • Avatar for bantha_fodder_
    Made a request to last.fm support about Scelsi's image [here: https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/giacinto-scelsi-image-request]. Doubt anyone will even answer, since admins/mods here are terrible, but if anyone wants to "like" the post, it may have a better chance at being addressed.
  • Avatar for bantha_fodder_
    Very nice programme on Scelsi from NZ radio: http://www.radionz.co.nz/concert/programmes/composeroftheweek/audio/20174849/scelsi-the-composer-who-never-existed
  • Avatar for Galinor
    Well, I know why he's considered as being boring. He just leaves the well known and gets somewhere. To me that's a pretty uncanny, creepy place, also very inspiring and therefore attractive.
  • Avatar for tumultodevozes
    Boring stupid comments...
  • Avatar for kailasha-
    ebin meme guys :^)
  • Avatar for Zephral
    boring as shit, fuck this guy [7]
  • Avatar for SashaLaCroix
    У меня от такой музыки аж мурахи по жопе пробегаются. Отличная просто музыка, годнейшая просто. Я в восхищении.
  • Avatar for IgnacioPineda
    La referencia que hizo Eugenio Trías en "La imaginación sonora" me hizo descubrir a este notable compositor
  • Avatar for Mofosir
    Some funky-ass shit going on up in this byatch, Giacinto knew how to drop dem beats. Word

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