Linea by Luciano Berio

Linea by Luciano Berio is a piece written in 1973 for two pianos, a vibraphone and a marimba. It’s a nice piece… but also an enormous mess. In May 2014, I performed “Linea” – the vibraphone part – during a concert from which a dvd was produced by the Italian label Stradivarius. Today I’ll discuss […] Read More

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Giovanni Perin

Giovanni Perin is an incredible vibraphonist, an exceptional composer, a rounded musician, but to me, he is mostly a great friend. I feel honored to have the chance to interview him on my blog, even though the interview could have easily been conducted in front of a cold beer in our favorite pub in Padua, […] Read More

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Keyboard Percussion

Get a piano, take out some octaves, enlarge the keys, add some resonators and… here you are! You’ve just created a mallet percussion, which will be the topic of this post that resumes the subject started on the post about the classification of percussion instruments. Now, is the result a very big instrument so that you have […] Read More

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