Arenaria (english)

Arenaria


Arenaria (sandstone) is the last CD of Mario Crispi, archaic wind instruments player
and founder of the band
Agricantus (famous band of italian world music).

The CD is a poetic work on Sicily (island where Mario Crispi was born and where he still lives) and Sicily is a source of inspiration, musical instrument, a metaphor for cultural crossroads.
The CD in fact has been recorded with a mobile studio in several places of
Sicily.
These places have very interesting acoustic characteristics (reverbs and echos): the
Grottoes of Gurfah,
or the “
Prince’s Tomb” at Sant’Angelo Muxaro (neolithic settlements dug into the rock of sandstone), or the
building of fish market at
Palermo.
The musical concept of
Arenaria develops with a musical style that uses techniques and sounds from the oral deep sicilian traditions. In the various tracks emerging similarities and differences of the cultures of the island.
These musical signs are mixed with other music styles. Moreover, the main feature of
Mario Crispi is to travel around the world, to meet many musicians, stories and atmospheres, and to make important musical experiences, developing concepts and musical compositions in close connection with the settlement, the interaction with musical languages of other peoples and other ethnic groups.


Playlist time
01. Cala (ore 4.12′)
02.Andatura
03. Gurfah
04. Cannitu
05. Putiri
06.Tholos
07. Focu
08. Carrittera
09. Cuntu ri guerra
10.FolkaLab 07-02-08 (ouverture)
11. Iccari
12. Scuru
13.Gurfah (Danilo Rispoli Remix)
05’26”
05’37”
05’01”
04’00”
04’25”
03’06”
03’59”
06’03”
05’44”
04’39”
06’57”


Artists

Mario Crispi
voice, duduk, flute with modified mouthpiece, maui xaphoon, seljefløyte, quartara, persian ney, arghoul, sikus, whirlies, roumenian caval, djdjeridoo, friscalettu long’a mmatula, marranzanu, santur, frames drums, human beat box, compositions, texts, arrangements, editing.

In this cd Mario Crispi meets other sicilian musicians, nomads of the world like him. They
have supported the sound and the poetry of Arenaria:

Maurizio Curcio
stick bass & bass lines contributions (1-4-8-10)

Massimo Laguardia

frame drums (1-2-3-4-6-7-8-9-10)

Giuseppe Lomeo

acoustic, electric and bow guitars, (1-2-3-4-6-7-8-13), melodic contributions (3-6-7-8-13)

Enzo Rao

violin (1-3-4-5-7-13), melodic contributions (1-3-7-13)

special guests

Salvatore Bonafede

piano improvvisations (8-9-10),

Francesco Calabria

live insert radio internet (2),

Sergio Laviola
classical guitar (6-7)

Rajaz
insert dub&programming (2)

Gli Archi Ensemble
strings orchestra (4):
Domenico Marco, Salvatore Tuzzolino, Fabio Catalano, Domenico Pirrone, Vincenzo Cesare, Alberto Franchin, violins
Vincenzo  Schembri, Giuseppe Brunetto, violas
Giorgio  Gasbarro, Francesco Pusateri, cellos

Recorded inSicily between 2007 summer and 2008 summer at:
Grotte della Gurfa (Alia)
Tomba del Principe (Sant’Angelo Muxaro)
Mercato Ittico (Palermo)
Palazzo Mineo – torre Sud Ovest (Palermo)
Alcara Li Fusi (Messina)
Calamonaci (Agrigento)
Cinisi (Palermo)
Monreale (Palermo)
I Candelai (Palermo)

recordings,editings and mixing
Mario Crispi

composition, texts and arrangements
Mario Crispi

produced by
Mario Crispi & SuonoRecords

coordination of production
Antonello Oliva

a production by
Suono Records – 2008

distribution
EGEA

cover
Salvo Fundarotto

photos
Salvo Fundarotto, Cinzia Garofalo (CG) Mario Crispi (MC)

desktop publishing
MC

mastering
Cantoberon – Rome