Stefano Scodanibbio, contrabass soloist and composer, was born in Macerata, Italy, June 18th 1956. In the 1980s and 1990s his name has been prominently linked to the renaissance of the double bass, playing in the major festivals throughout the world dozens of works written especially for him by such composers as Bussotti, Donatoni, Estrada, Ferneyhough, Frith, Globokar, Grisey, Sciarrino, Xenakis. In 1987, in Rome, he performed a four hours non-stop marathon playing 28 pieces by 25 composers. He has created new techniques extending the colours and range of the double bass heretofore thought impossible on this instrument. He collaborated for long time with Luigi Nono ("arco mobile à la Stefano Scodanibbio" is written on Prometeo's score) and with Giacinto Scelsi. John Cage, in one of his last interviews, exposed the following: "Stefano Scodanibbio is amazing, I haven't heard better double bass playing than Scodanibbio's. I was just amazed. And I think everyone who heard him was amazed. He is really extraordinary. His performance was absolutely magic". In 1996 he has been teaching contrabass at Darmstadt Ferienkurse. He regularly plays in Duo with Rohan de Saram and, furthermore, with Markus Stockhausen. Active as a composer his catalogue consists of more than 30 works principally written for strings (Sei Studi for solo contrabass, Six Duos for all combinations of the four strings, Concerto for contrabass, strings and percussions, etc). His string quartet "Visas" has been recorded by Arditti Quartet for Montaigne Auvidis. Of particular importance is his collaboration with Terry Riley, currently documented on the CD "Lazy afternoon among the crocodiles". In 1983 he founded the "Rassegna di Nuova Musica", New Music Festival held every year in Macerata, Italy.
This recording was made direct to two track on November 18-19, 1997 in Modena, Italy.
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