Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta OLIVESTONE (1999) audio cd



OLIVESTONE is the seventh individual compact disc by the composer Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta.

A concert commissioned by the Baroness Lucrezia De Domizio Durini (RISK ARTE OGGI), OLIVESTONE is the soundtrack of a film on the last masterwork by the German artist Joseph Beuys. OLIVESTONE was launched in 1999, in Bolognano, Italy, in an event with the participation of Harald Szeemann (Biennial of Venice), Felix Balmann (Kunsthaus of Zurich) and Pierre Restany among others. OLIVESTONE is organised in six sections. A great part of the cd is characterised by flute solos (alto and soprano transversal flutes) by the composer. This is the first recording where Pimenta plays flute, however he had made concerts with this instrument in the early 80s.

"The results reached by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta are a fascinating world of sounds, with an amazing fruition."
Alejandro Erlich Oliva (music critic)

Emanuel Pimenta is commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham since 1986, and his pieces have been played by important musicians as John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, the Manhattan Quartet, John Tilbery, Michael Pugliesi and Martha Mooke among others. Emanuel Pimenta received the ABM Prize in 1977, the APCA Prize in 1986 and the Lac Maggiore Prize in 1994. He was also nominated for the Rolex Prize and the Unesco Prize, in 1992 and 1993.

Pimenta was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1957. Since 1985 he lives in Lisbon and New York, developing several projects on music using Virtual Reality and cyberspace technologies.

ASA-CMC102 | 72'23"
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