A fantastic book released in conjunction with an Italian exhibition dedicated to Marino Zuccheri
– the legendary sound engineer who helped composers like Luigi Nono, John Cage, and Bruno Maderna realize their musical visions in the recording studio! The book is in English throughout, and features images of Zuccheri
's working process, documents from the studio, rare photos, and even some of Marino
's writings – along with other essays and text that give perspective on his huge legacy in creative recording. There's also a bonus CD that includes the work Parete 67 – created for an exhibition in the Italian Pavilion in the Montreal Expo in 1967 – a long loop of very mood electronics, showing that Zuccheri
had every bit as much creative talent as some of the artists he'd helped make recordings! There's a vibe that's almost like the moodiest French work from the musique concrete scene – many spare elements that are abstracted strongly in the proceedings, almost existing as sounds without referent. CD also features the shorter, even noisier "Plastico", from 1961. Book is 143 pages, softcover, with color and black and white images.