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Lontano Music Definition Essay

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Lontano - the future in music

Lontano Reviews

BBC Promenade Concert- Royal Albert Hall
Their accounts of Varese's Octandre and Integrales boasted hard-edged sonorities and rhythmic definition. while Stravinsky's Octet had a delightfully breezy buoyancy, faithfully to the work's fairground spirit.

The Times

Lontano 21st Anniversary Concert Series
"There are concerts that make you realise what you've been missing. The first half of Thursday's Lontano concert at St John's, Smith Square, provided the answer"

The Independent

I have seen someone-Karólina Eiríksdóttir
"Intensity and economy of utterance. conductor Odaline de la Martinez drew deft playing. "

The Independent

Inanna- Jenni Roditi
". work excellent work from. Lontano, Odaline de la Martinez produced a performance that was musically first class."

Manchester Evening News

"Odaline de la Martinez. a clear sighted and astonishly able music director. She brings a sense of adventure to contemporary music which the instrumentalists obviously share".

Musical Times

Music in Our Time Brian Ferneyhough
"The performances were thrilling. bold, enthusiatic, passionate, each player making much of his or her virtuoso."

The Observer

Votes for Women
"Performances were accomplished. "

The Independent

"Tantalisingly restrained. "

The Times

Lontano Latino- A fiesta of Latin American Music
"..the ease, grace and fluency of their playing. "

The Independent

". brightness of colour and sharp definition. "

BBC Promenade Concert- Royal Albert Hall
"For atmosphere, musical adventurousness and sheer fun it actually outscored the evening's main concert a few hours earlier."

The Daily Telegraph

". an entrancing late-night Prom by the ensemble Lontano."

The Times

"There was no anniversary or contrived excuse for the Villa-Lobos - just the enthusiam of Odaline de la Martinez and her group Lontano in some vivacious performances"

The Independent

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Lontano - the future in music

Lontano Reviews BBC Promenade Concert — Royal Albert Hall

Their accounts of Varese’s Octandre and Integrales boasted hard-edged sonorities and rhythmic definition. while Stravinsky’s Octet had a delightfully breezy buoyancy, faithfully to the work’s fairground spirit.
The Times

Lontano 21st Anniversary Concert Series

“There are concerts that make you realise what you’ve been missing. The first half of Thursday’s Lontano concert at St John’s, Smith Square, provided the answer”
The Independent

I have seen someone-Karólina Eiríksdóttir

“Intensity and economy of utterance. conductor Odaline de la Martinez drew deft playing. ”
The Independent

Inanna — Jenni Roditi

“. work excellent work from. Lontano, Odaline de la Martinez produced a performance that was musically first class.”
Manchester Evening News

“Odaline de la Martinez. a clear sighted and astonishly able music director. She brings a sense of adventure to contemporary music which the instrumentalists obviously share”.
Musical Times

Music in Our Time Brian Ferneyhough

“The performances were thrilling. bold, enthusiatic, passionate, each player making much of his or her virtuoso.”
The Observer

Votes for Women

“Performances were accomplished. ”
The Independent

“Tantalisingly restrained. ”
The Times

Lontano Latino — A fiesta of Latin American Music

“..the ease, grace and fluency of their playing. ”
The Independent

“. brightness of colour and sharp definition. ”

BBC Promenade Concert — Royal Albert Hall

“For atmosphere, musical adventurousness and sheer fun it actually outscored the evening’s main concert a few hours earlier.”
The Daily Telegraph

“. an entrancing late-night Prom by the ensemble Lontano.”
The Times

“There was no anniversary or contrived excuse for the Villa-Lobos - just the enthusiam of Odaline de la Martinez and her group Lontano in some vivacious performances”
The Independent

A Lewin Film - Lontano - Peter Stein s Schaub - hne

Lontano – is an appreciation of the multifaceted artistic work of West Germany's first autonomous theatre group which, between 1970 and 1985, under the direction of Peter Stein, made theatre history.

The film traces the formation of the Schaubühne as a theatre experiment in the spirit of '68, describes how grassroots democracy was practised within the group and addresses the premises, the errors and the mentality which swiftly elevated the Schaubühne to the position of the most important German theatre in the second half of the 20th Century. What mad self-governed theatre work possible?

This documentary intends to cut a swathe through the thicket formed by theatrical myths and euphemisms to afford a clear view of the theatre's historical development and its achievements which today have been forgotten and have not spawned a tradition or artistic legacy.

Peter Stein reviews recordings of selected productions including Torquato Tasso, The Mother, Peer Gynt, Summerfolk, Shakespeare’s Memory, Big and Small and Aeschylus's Oresteia. Historic venues are revisited in the company of former ensemble members, reconstructing aspects of the theatre work of the time. Lontano does not attempt a chronological history or definitive interpretation of the Schaubühne's work. Instead, it provides a fragmentary, almost archaeological approximation of performance moments, spaces, costumes, designs, texts, plays, bodies, and not least an overdue reminiscence of an ensemble achieving worldwide fame under Stein's guidance. Which are the memories that remain? What is lost? An intense retrospective view – „A reflective film“ (Peter Stein).

Lontano. translated from the Italian, means distant, from afar, far away. or aside. In music, lontano denotes performing off-stage, creating sounds which can be clearly distinguished from those produced on the stage itself.

DVD Case and Booklet


Montage: Mirja Gerle

Credits
Lontano
Peter Stein's Schaubühne

A film by Andreas Lewin
with Peter Stein and Moidele Bickel, Volker Butzmann, Bruno Ganz, Corinna Kirchhoff, Michael König, Willem Menne, Elke Petri, Susanne Raschig, Werner Rehm, Libgart Schwarz, Peter Simonischek

2013
90 min
Director of Photography Wojciech Szepel
Sound Arved von zur Mühlen
Editor Catrin Vogt (BFS)
Still Photography Ruth Walz, Abisag Tüllmann, Helga Kneidl
Music Brian Ledwidge Flynn
Camera Hire Camelot Broadcast Services GmbH, Berlin
Online Editing and Postproduction Howard Harrington, media total, Berlin
Compositing Gerhard Jensen-Nelson, Waveline, Berlin
Colour Correction Jedrzey Sablinski, DI Factory, Warschau
HD Transfer Cine Postproduktion, Berlin
Press and PR Anja Zenk
Film Insurance Caninenberg & Schouten GmbH
Legal advice Rechtsanwalt Horst Hummel, Berlin; Rechtsanwalt Christian Füllgraf, Hamburg
Produced by Andreas Lewin

Special thanks to Regine Herrmann for her contribution.

This film would not have been possible without the support of Deutsche Bank.

Special thanks to
Jutta Lampe, Hans Lampe, Isa März-Toppel, Hans Helmut Prinzler, Judit Ruster, Roswitha Schieb, Jürgen Schitthelm, Markus Stein, Christina Voigt, Ruth Walz, Regina Ziegler and
Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck

Thank you
Archiv der Akademie der Künste, Dr. Wolfgang Trautwein. Deutsches Theatermuseum. Goethe-Institut Rom, Carmen Hof, Kaspar Howald. HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Lido Kultur- & Veranstaltungs-GmbH. Olympiastadion Berlin. rbb Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Rolf Bergmann, Peter Kolano, Claudia Nothelle, Maria Ossowski. Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz.

Lontano Ensemble - Arts at MIT

Lontano Ensemble

Lontano is synonymous with “the future in music.”

Lontano Ensemble’s impact on the perception of new music has been profound and enduring. Since its inception in 1976 by conductor/composer Odaline de la Martinez and flautist Ingrid Culliford, Lontano has established an international reputation as one of the most exciting and versatile exponents of 20th and 21st century music. Lontano commissions, produces, performs and records with the primary aim of bringing to the fore the work of contemporary living composers, notably women and Latin American composers. The ensemble’s sphere of activity includes contemporary opera, music theatre, concerts, workshops, education projects, tours, broadcasts and recordings.

Lontano Ensemble’s performances feature some of the most noted, inventive and radical names in contemporary composition including Judith Weir, Martin Butler, Roberto Sierra, Errollyn Wallen, Nicola Le Fanu, Peter Sculthorpe, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Chen Yi, Lindsay Cooper and Steve Reich. Lontano, in collaboration with the BBC Singers, recently recorded for the BBC a programme featuring the music of Brian Ferneyhough, which will be followed by a CD for the Metier Label. In 1992, Lontano was one of the first ensembles to set up its own record label. LORELT has since acquired the same reputation for versatility, eclecticism and vision enjoyed by Lontano itself.

Presented by the Center for Art, Science & Technology and Music and Theater Arts.

Public Events

Lontano Ensemble from the UK

Rowland Sutherland flute; Peter Furniss clarinet; Caroline Balding violin; Clare O’Connell cello; Mary Dullea piano; Odaline de la Martinez, conductor, with a guest percussionist. Music by MIT composers Peter Child, John Harbison, Keeril Makan, Elena Ruehr, Charles Shadle, and Evan Ziporyn.

March 15, 2015 / 4:00 pm

MIT Killian Hall, 14w-111 |160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA

Free and open to the public.

In the Media Documentation

Music & Theater Arts Events Page: Lontano Ensemble

Lontano Ensemble

Lontano Ensemble’s impact on the perception of new music has been profound and enduring. Since its inception in 1976 by conductor/composer Odaline de la Martinez and flautist Ingrid Culliford, Lontano has established an international reputation as one of the most exciting and versatile exponents of 20th and 21st century music. Lontano commissions, produces, performs and records with the primary aim of bringing to the fore the work of contemporary living composers, notably women and Latin American composers. The ensemble’s sphere of activity includes contemporary opera, music theatre, concerts, workshops, education projects, tours, broadcasts and recordings.

Lontano Ensemble’s performances feature some of the most noted, inventive and radical names in contemporary composition including Judith Weir, Martin Butler, Roberto Sierra, Errollyn Wallen, Nicola Le Fanu, Peter Sculthorpe, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Chen Yi, Lindsay Cooper and Steve Reich. Lontano, in collaboration with the BBC Singers, recently recorded for the BBC a programme featuring the music of Brian Ferneyhough, which will be followed by a CD for the Metier Label. In 1992, Lontano was one of the first ensembles to set up its own record label. LORELT has since acquired the same reputation for versatility, eclecticism and vision enjoyed by Lontano itself.

Presented by the Center for Art, Science & Technology and Music and Theater Arts.

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OLTRE.LONTANO, LONTANO

Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

01. Anima di Gomma (5:26)
02. La Grande Carovana (4:18)
03. Canzone dei Cuori Semplici (7:26)
04. Skizoid Blues (5:15)
05. Il Venditore di Palloni (5:03)
06. In una Stanza (4:41)
07. Stelle di Vetro (4:56)
08. Nel Mio Cortile (4:29)
09. Solo Amore (7:21)
10. Oltre. Lontano, Lontano (10:23)

Total time 59:18

Music tabs (tablatures)

- Bambi Fossati / Guitars
- Maurizio Cassinelli / Drums
- Angelo Traverso / Bass
- Giampaolo Casu / Guitars
- Giovanni Pastorino / Keyboards
- Mauro Culotta / Guitars
With:
- Marco Zoccheddu / Guitar, Keyboards
- Martin Grice / Sax
- Pino Nastasi / Voice, Bass
- Danila Piras / Flute
- Alessandro Paolini / Acoustic Bass
- Roberto Piga / Violin
- Fabrizio Nuovilibri / Bass
- Carlo Olivieri / Drums
- Luciano Ottonello / Electric guitar

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Label: Black Widow Records

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Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATORHonorary Collaborator

Formed in the 60's, the Italian band GLEEMEN released a single album back in 1970. In 1972 they decided to continue using a new name, Garybaldi, and released two more albums under that name before calling it quits. They reunited again in 1990 for a few years, and after another spell of inactivity reunited again in 2010. Come 2013 and the members decide to revive the old Gleemen band name, and towards the end of the year "Oltre. Lontano, Lontano" was released through Black Widow Records, 43 years after the first album issued under that band name saw the light of day.

While Gleemen as of 2013 perhaps isn't the best fit for the avid progressive rock fan they do touch ground also with this style during this hour long album. Their field of expertise appears to be blues based hard rock with more of a mainstream orientation however, and it's when exploring that variety of music I find Gleemen to be most intriguing. Which, in summary, should mean that those with a soft spot for that kind of music that also have an interest in progressive rock to be a likely key audience for this album.

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
SPECIAL COLLABORATORRock Progressivo Italiano Team

With the death of beloved Italian guitarist Pier Nicole `Bambi' Fossati just the other day, what better time than now to review one of the final musical appearances to feature his involvement, the comeback album from Italian psych rockers Gleemen, a precursor to the more well-known Garybaldi. It's been over 43 years since their superb debut, so you're no doubt preparing for this album to be a tired collection of bland dad-rock in the tradition of most comeback `retro' acts, right? Well, get that idea out of your head right away, as `Oltre. Lontano, Lontano' sees the band essentially time-travelling to our modern era, picking up exactly where they left off, only saying `Hey, production techniques have changed', and carried on in the same fashion! With the exception of keyboardist Lio Marchi, the original line-up is in place, the band filled out with a couple of younger members and several guest appearances, and Gleemen move through bluesy stompers, laid-back groovers, melodic rockers and the dreamiest of psychedelic pop, all bringing a truly timeless quality.

Three separate guitarists - Gianpaolo Casu, Mauro Culotta and Marco Zoccheddu - get standout (and very different) electric guitars solos throughout the simmering bluesy Clapton-styled opener `Anima di Gomma', with humming Hammond organ, slippery bass and darting flute from guest Daniela Piras, but the fade-out at the end is unforgivable! A nice mix of fiery acoustic guitar and electric soloing in the Santana band styled `La Grande Carovana', with a lusty vocal from Pino Nastasi, a ballistic Hammond run in the middle and such a strong Tex Mex influence that I thought Antonio Banderas was going to wander in with a guitar case full of guns! `Bambi' finally shows up for a thick, heavy and feral strangled n' mangled bluesy instrumental electric guitar stomp `Schizoid Blues' - "Hmm, not bad!" he proclaims at the end! Beatles influenced `Il Venditore di Pallaoni' starts as an acoustic ballad with gorgeous weeping violin, cello and sublime group harmonies, which merges with the brooding `In Una Stanza', Bambi returning for more electric guitar brimstone and a snarling vocal, but again - another fadeout! Just let the band play!

`Stelle di Vetro' is foot-tapping and spiky day-glow pop once it gets going with some joyful electric guitar soloing throughout the finale. With the exception of a few little harder moments, `Nel Mio Cortile' is a smooth Latin-influenced groover that would have fit on one of those comeback Santana albums, if he hadn't been worried about impressing a bunch of younger people who had no connection to his music and weren't, you know, rubbish. The second half lets Martin Grice of Italian prog legends Delirium provide some wicked and wonderfully stirring sax soloing, but again, we end with a disappointing fadeout. `Solo Amore' is a up-tempo rocker with endless tasty electric guitar fills to begin, a romantic chorus over violin and piano with a chugging heavy finale. The album closer title track is a head-nodding slow-burning blues come-down, full of harmonica, accordion, twinkling jazzy piano, Hammond organ ripples bubbling under and a sing-along group chorus. Hang around afterwards for a brief acoustic ballad with a sweet vocal as a hidden track.

But the absolute highlight for me is `Canzone dei Cuori Semplici', one of the most beautiful and dreamy psychedelic pop ballads I've heard in years. Other-worldly treated vocals, drowsy acoustic strumming over shimmering electric guitars, spacey synths and gentle orchestration. There's a blissful unhurried perfection to the piece, a cross between the hazy pop of the Beatles with an early Pink Floyd acid laziness. Pure psych-pop perfection to my ears.

Black Widow Records have a winning album here. This is not simply some tired hero worship by a bunch of aging hippies, it's a finely crafted collected of psychedelic and blues rock that will actually remain more timeless than ever dated. Older listeners in particular will appreciate the energy, passion and careful song-craft on display here, and `Oltre. Lontano, Lontano' is a fresh and impressive reminder of a quietly achieving psych band. It also makes for a respectable and dignified send-off to the dynamic guitarist Fossati.

Three and a half stars, rounded up to four for the Archives.

Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATORHonorary Collaborator

It is quite true that some bands need more time than others to record their second album, but 43 years? Yes, the debut album from Gleemen was released in 1970, and here we have three of the original quartet along with some guests back with the second, with artwork that in many ways isn't too dissimilar to the original. I haven't heard the debut, but wouldn't be surprised if it sounded similar to this as what we have here is an album that is steeped in the rock sound of the Seventies, back when it was okay to mix loads of different styles and even play the blues if they wanted to. It is powerful, emotional, deep and full of passion. Although everyone has a major part to play, it is Bambi Fossati who will always gain the most attention as his guitarwork is just incredible, and it doesn't matter if he is playing a Sixties style number such as 'Stelle Di Vetro' that honestly could have been written a couple of years prior to their debut, or blasting it out in 'Schizoid Blues'.

There will be many who will say that this isn't really a progressive rock album at all, but rather a melting pot of many styles with a hard rock and blues grounding, but what really matters is not the label that ones gives to it but rather the understanding that this is one hell of an album. It is hard not to fall in love with it from the very outset and the more I play it the more I like it. The different guitarist bounce off each other, and there is the feeling on some songs that if they hadn't faded out then they would have gone on for hours. Add to the mix some great psych and pop numbers and Black Widow have a real winner on their hands. Unfortunately Bambi Fossati passed away in June at the age of 65, but he has left behind a fine way to remember him. www.blackwidow.it

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Lontano - Contemporary Jazz

http://www.hdtracks.com/lontano?___store=default 129020 Lontano http://s3.amazonaws.com/hdtrack_img/602498773802_185.jpg 11.98 USD InStock /Jazz /Jazz/Contemporary Jazz Lontano Tracks: Lontano I; Cyrhla; Song for Ania; Kattorna; Lontano II; Sweet Thing; Trista; Lontano III; Tale. Personnel: Tomasz Stanko: trumpet; Marcin Wasilewski: piano; Slawomir Kurkiewicz: bass; Michal Miskiewicz: drums. Lontano Tracks: Lontano I; Cyrhla; Song for Ania; Kattorna; Lontano II; Sweet Thing; Trista; Lontano III; Tale. Personnel: Tomasz Stanko: trumpet; Marcin Wasilewski: piano; Slawomir Kurkiewicz: bass; Michal Miskiewicz: drums. 11.98 Tomasz Stanko Quartet Jazz,Contemporary Jazz 2013-10-20

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Listening to: Tomasz Stanko Quartet, Lontano

Listening to: Tomasz Stanko Quartet, Lontano

A review of the Tomasz Stanko Quartet’s Lontano (2006)

Tomasz Stanko is a Polish jazz trumpeter who sounds a little like Miles Davis without anger. Lontano contains a series of thoughtful, quiet and slightly angular (maybe geometric is a better word) pieces made with a young trio consisting of Marcin Wasilewski (p), Slamowir Kurkiewicz (b) and drummer Michal Miskiewicz. (These three have also made two very good piano trio recordings of their own that I’ll write about another time.)

This is a particularly European form of jazz – a specific interpretation of the American tradition, fused not with classical forms as one might expect, but rather imbued with a cinematic quality that results in a sort of abstract mood music whose melodies, harmonies and modality are rooted in jazz but which, at the same time, is largely disconnected from jazz history. Its connection to the blues is as abstract as, say, Ennio Morricone’s might be.

It’s a spacious, still music, this. I found myself paying very close attention to the finest details, the smallest plink of a piano key, bru shes against drum heads, the sound of the piano’s sustain pedal being depressed, the breathiness of Stanko’s muted but crystal clear tone. Much is expressed by virtue of not actually being played; it’s hinted-at, barely there, suppressed because it’s not really necessary. Where many jazz ensembles focus their improvisation on filling space (by trading off between soloists, for example), this quartet is primarily about getting out of each other’s way. Its economy is its great strength.

When they do decide to play more conventionally (like, for example, in the middle of ‘Cyrhla’, for me the standout track here), the effect is immense and uplifting: a simple blues-based improvisation suddenly seems like the most musical thing you’ve ever heard. And it’s not an effect that wanes on second and third listening. Even though you now know what’s coming, it’s still spectacular.

This is a very powerful band, led by an outstanding trumpeter. It may take you a listen or two to connect with it, but it’s quite rewarding.

E.S.T. – Tuesday Wonderland

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Paroles Lontano Dagli Occhi par Sergio Endrigo - (clip, musique, traduction)

Chansons Lontano Dagli Occhi - Sergio Endrigo

Che cos'??
C'? nell'aria qualcosa di freddo
Che inverno non.
Che cos'??
Questa sera i bambini per strada
non giocano pi?.

Non so perch?
l'allegria degli amici di sempre
non mi diverte pi?.
Uno mi ha det..to che
lontano dagli occhi,
lontano dal cuore,
e tu sei lontana,
lontana da me.

Per uno che torna
e ti porta una rosa,
mille si sono scordati di te.


Lontano dagli occhi,
lontano dal cuore,
e tu sei lontana,
lontana da me.

Ora so
che cos'? questo amaro sapore
che resta di te,
quando tu
sei lontana e non so dove sei,
cosa fai, dove vai.

E so perch?
non so pi? immaginare il sorriso
che c'? negli occhi tuoi
quando non sei
con me.

Lontano dagli occhi,
lontano dal cuore,


e tu sei lontana,
lontana da me.

Per uno che torna
e ti porta una rosa,
mille si sono scordati di te.

Lontano dagli occhi,
lontano dal cuore,
e tu sei lontana,
lontana da me.

Per uno che torna
e ti porta una rosa,
mille si sono scordati di te.
Lontano dagli occhi,
lontano dal cuore,
e tu sei lontana,
lontana da me.


What is it?
There is something in the cold
What winter is not.
What is it?
Tonight children in the street
are not playing anymore.

I do not know why
the joy of Friends always
I'm not fun anymore.
One me to that day.
out of sight,
out of mind,
and you are away,
away from me.

For that one back
and brings you a rose,
one thousand have forget you.

Out of sight,
out of mind,
and you are away,
away from me.

Now I know
What is this bitter taste
when you
six away and I do not know where you are,
what are you doing, where vai.

And I know why
I do not know more imagine the smile
that there is in your eyes
when you're not
with me.

Out of sight,
out of mind,
and you are away,
away from me.

For that one back
and brings you a rose,
one thousand have forget you.

Out of sight,
out of mind,
and you are away,
away from me.

For that one back
and brings you a rose,
one thousand have forget you.
Out of sight,
out of mind,
and you are away,
away from me.