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OUT NOW!!!

Dyspnea (parts I-IX) by Giovanni Di Domenico & Manuel Mota

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HEADLIGHTS RECORDS, may 18th 2020

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Very happy to announce the release of Dental Kafka, by BonJinTan (Akira Sakata/Jim O’Rourke/Giovanni Di Domenico/Tatsuhisa Yamamoto) on TROST!

Pre-order here: Dental Kafka Pre-order

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New releases on Band Camp added!!!

Ear Brow (For Cecil):

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Change Mondaire:

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Today, february 1st 2020, is the 10th anniversary of the release of Terra Che Cammina. Album was out on belgian small indipendent label Spocus Records on february 1st 2010. For the occasion I put the album out on Bandcamp!

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Original liner notes:

In 2006 I had the chance to visit South America and South East Asia, what strucked me most in those trips were the Ombùes in Parco De La Recoleta in Buenos Aires and the Chambaks and the other fabulous trees that grow around and on the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

The vision/contemplation of these immense and yet so peaceful creatures inspired me to write music for an ensemble where the “wood” would be its main component and where the apparent immobility (non-mobility) of those beings draws a direct line with the apparent (as well) non-material nature of music.

trees don’t “move” and music is an unseizable form of expression; the collection of “mo(ve)ments” found in this album expresses the idea that the way trees “move” foes beyond sensory perception and, similarly, the way one can seize (touch, grasp) music is to be exactly in the “moment” when its being played, heard, felt.

I’d like to thank Ananta, Anja, Claus, John, Robbe and Waso for their dedication and great skills in playing, recording and producing this record, Marco for reminding me always the value of simple things, Pak Yan for sharing with me all those simple (and sometimes less simple) things.

Special thanks to Los Ombùes de la Recoleta and the Chambaks and all the other trees that grow around and on the temples of Angkor Wat for being so magnificent, and to my father Felice Di Domenico for always being there.

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Another release in this beginning 2020! “Down The Hill” is the new album with Alexandra Grimal.

Available in digital and CD

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Since their meeting in The Hague in the Netherlands in 2002, Alexandra Grimal and Giovanni di Domenico have been playing together regularly. Since 2011 they have been offering several subtle and inspired tête-à-têtes: Ghibli, Chergui and Down The Hill, which was released on January 19th, 2020.
Ghibli, around a repertoire composed by the Italian pianist, released on the Sans Bruit label in 2011, the music navigates on the mineral lines of Alexandra Grimal’s saxophones that come to rest and intertwine with the surprisingly deep and beautiful piano playing of Giovanni du Domenico, constantly opening new listening paths.
Chergui, a double album released by Ayler Records in 2014, compositions by both artists. Here they offer a sophisticated “chamber” jazz that yet seems to flow so naturally, where they find themselves in the dreamlike meanders of their dialogues…between writing and improvisation, to retain only the emotion of the moment.
In this new album, Down The Hill, the dialogue between the two musicians continues around improvised folk themes where Alexandra’s voice is added to the soprano saxophone, widening the timbres and the paths of exploration.
Recorded by Céline Grangey on nov. 16th/17th 2017 in the Vitez room of the Scène Nationale d’Orléans. Mixed and Mastered in 2019 by Céline Grangey. Cover photo and English texts by Alexandra Grimal, Italian text by Goffredo Muratgia.
Layout & design by Miquel Casaponsa
Thanks to François-Xavier Hauville, Céline Grangey and Goffredo Muratgia

 

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Very happy to announce the release of my first “piano solo” album! It’s called ISASOLO! and it’s going to be out on CD on the great italian label Canti Magnetici on january the 18th 2020.

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Giovanni Di Domenico: piano

All compositions by Giovanni Di Domenico
Recorded at Hoshi To Niji studio, Kobuchizawa, Yamanashi, Japan, in july 2018

Without whom this record would not exist: Akira Sakata, Kafka Sensei, Eiko Ishibashi, Jim O’Rourke, Astudko Hatano, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto

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After BonJinTan’s tour, together with Akira Sakata, Jim O’Rourke and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, in the summer of 2018 Giovanni Di Domenico recorded, in just two nights, with the help of O’Rourke himself, his third solo work.
At an altitude of one thousand metres, in the Hoshi To Niji studio, surrounded by the Minami Alps and under the influence of Mount Fuji, the Roman pianist and composer, based in Brussels, conceived his first opus for solo piano. Four compositions that, in a dry and inspired way, synthesize what has already been expressed in the elaborate electroacoustic textures of the previous works and in the numerous collaborations and shared projects.
In front of the piano alone, Di Domenico focuses even more on his vision and pushes his research towards a clear direction: an “strumming music” that embraces rhythmic complexity, melody, attention to harmonic modulations. Di Domenico puts these three elements into relation and makes them dialogue with ease, developing in an agile and spontaneous way complex structures capable of revealing themselves in a simple and direct way.
Its performance is clear, decisive, the recording, airy, lives and breathes together with the creaking of the wood of the studio.
ISASOLO! brings with it a lot of the places and people that accompanied his birth but it is, at the same time, a lonely and evocative work, like a suiseki stone, in which all the love of its author for the piano is condensed. It’s a record that shines, bright, able to merge the legacy of Italian minimalism (Franco Battiato, Francesco Messina, Luciano Cilio) with the contemporary avant-garde (Hans Otte, Charlemagne Palestine) and jazz (Keith Jarrett).

 

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