duo pour bruno
re-listening again to one of Donatoni’s most beautiful orchestral work, Duo Pour Bruno.
A wonderful visionary work to mourn the losss and celebrate the wonderful music making of another great Italian composer, Bruno Maderna who – with Franco Donatoni – is waiting to be fully recognised in his genius.
“Radicalizing: listening is attention, not apprehension;
to listen is evidence of what happens as sound,
not knowledge of what happens with sound.
So: sound is the presence of an absolute,
his annunciation is its own revelation,
listening then it certainly is not the act by which
you come to a discursive apprehension,
but the moment at which perception mediates
and joins the multiplicity in the unity of formal knowledge.
Listening is immediate experience in which knowledge
coincides with the action: listening is ascesis.” (Franco Donatoni)