Simone Forti: Al Di Là
Produced by Simone Forti, Tashi Wada. Mastered by Stephan Mathieu.
Cover image by Simone Forti.
Simone Forti. Forti (born 1935, Florence, Italy) has influenced generations of artists through her innovative approaches to dance and movement. Forti is noted for her extensive work with musicians, including Charlemagne Palestine, La Monte Young, Jon Gibson, Peter Van Riper, and Z’EV, among others. With Al Di Là, we hear Forti musically in her own right through a diverse collection of never-before-released pieces, ranging from the early ‘60s to mid-80s, that highlight Forti’s use of her voice, folk songs, handmade instruments, and physical space. The album, compiled by Forti with the assistance of Tashi Wada, includes a rare guest appearance by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. Al Di Là is a uniquely personal and intimate portrait of one of the truly visionary artists of our time.
Features an exclusive 28-page color booklet of writings, drawings, and photos by Simone Forti. Printed at Stoughton Printing Company.
Includes unlimited streaming of Al Di Là via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
2. Censor (1961) 01:21
3. Face Tunes (1968) 10:15
4. Dammi Dammi Quel Fazzolettino (folk song) 01:02
5. Bottom (1968) 20:00
6. Largo Argentina (circa 1968) 09:26
7. Thunder Makers (1969) 01:55
8. Dal Di Là (1972) 00:52
9. Night Walk (1984) 16:28
From Forti’s liner notes: “I’m awaiting a song from afar, from afar, a song of goodbye from afar. For now I’ve seen the game I was playing, slowly leaving the earth and drifting far among the stars.”
Released May 4, 2018
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