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Options August 2, 2013: R.I.P. Fernando Grillo

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Fernando Grillo

Artist Track Comments Approx. start time
Fernando Grillo  Arcana (version for two double basses and pre-recorded magnetic tape)   Options Fernando Grillo, contrabass  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Fernando Grillo  Zeitgewebe   Options Quartetto Pro Musica Bucarest
Daniel Podlovski, conductor
Fernando Grillo, contrabass
0:21:34 (Pop‑up)
Iancu Dumitrescu  Harryphonies (epsilon)   Options Orchestre National de Roumanie
Iosif Conta, conductor
Fernando Grillo, contrabass
Melvon Poore, tuba
Barry Webb & Victor Arsene, trombones
0:39:31 (Pop‑up)
Fernando Grillo  Itesi   Options Fernando Grillo, contrabass  0:59:03 (Pop‑up)
Fernando Grillo  Soror Mystica   Options The Masterplayers Orchestra
Richard Schumacher, conductor
Fernando Grillo, contrabass
1:17:12 (Pop‑up)
Giacinto Scelsi  Ko-Tha   Options Fernando Grillo, contrabass  1:28:42 (Pop‑up)
Fernando Grillo  Latet Sol In Sidere   Options Fernando Grillo, contrabass  1:36:08 (Pop‑up)
Witold Szalonek  Musica concertante (for contrabass and orchestra, dedicated to Fernando Grillo)   Options Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Wroclawskiej
Jerzy Salwarowski, conductor
Fernando Grillo, contrabass
1:45:17 (Pop‑up)
Fernando Grillo  Fluvine Tre   Options Fernando Grillo, contrabass  2:16:06 (Pop‑up)
Fernando Grillo  Le Grand Rhythm (and, apparently, another version of Soror Mystica)   Options Rainer Römer, percussion  2:26:06 (Pop‑up)

Nature, artifice and art

It is my belief that every artist wants to instil "quiddity" in his work that is inexplicable and constitutes a sign of the uniqueness of his talent: inner voice, soul.

Thus, the degree of pure and infinite love of expression is often revealed in music through the most moving “particular” composition and/or interpretation that tends to conceal the inner heaven and is its power in action.

Undoubtedly, a hidden and otherwise inexpressible quality, it becomes a clearly distinguishable element in each of us.

Indeed, in the secret of the heart, and in the laboratory (Ora, lege et labora), it carries out a great and glorious task; from the multiplicity of the “raw material” provided by nature (vibrating bellies, harmonics, numbers and proportions…), it rises to the completion of the event, by manipulating and strategic artifices, psycho-physical devices and whatever else belongs to the inventive genius.

Ultimately, this is a unique and binding choice because of its inevitability which is inscribed in the wake of one’s thoughts, imposing order, priority and level.

In the microcosm of a work of art, where everything flourishes without damage, the conflict between spirit and matter can be expressed, without choosing between them, in the fullness of an unbound thought.

Art begins, in fact, with one’s own artifice, where nature ceases to act.

—Fernando Grillo

Listener comments!

Avatar 12:23pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Bryce. What's become of you Bryce.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm estimo:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Bryce:

Avatar 12:27pm Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Bryce. Good afternoon. Hey RTD, estimo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Bryce:

hey hi ho
Avatar 12:30pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Salām Chumbo, o giraffe of dusky solar wig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm DCE:

how's it going?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Rory:

Hello, Bryce and listeners. This Fernando Grillo track sounds amazing.
  12:36pm common:

that's right, bryce.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Bryce:

hey, yous! whoa, rory, how have you been?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Rory:

I've been good. Got the day off work today so I'm here listening to your show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm DCE:

Fernando doesn't even get his own wikipedia page, huh?
  1:05pm Arborist:

Loving the Dumitrescu track. Although it's so good it's making it hard for me to concentrate on trying to get work done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Bryce:

dehhh there'll be more work. take the day off!
  1:10pm JTE:

Brown. This pagelist is brown, like my coffee with a splash of milk. Not barn brown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Bryce:

DCE, i know! i was kind of shocked.

just happened to run across the sad news on the internet last night....not much about it, at least in english.....
  1:15pm Fernando Vidal:

This playlist is one for the ages. Amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm osvi:

Thanks for freaking out my colleagues, Bryce. 'FMU does strike fear in the weak minded!
Avatar 1:21pm Chris from DC:

Not familiar with Grllio, but this is really good.
Avatar 1:24pm Chris from DC:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Bryce:

:) that's what colleagues are for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Bryce:

chris, yeah, he was an amazing musician & composer. lots of great composers wrote stuff specifically for him, because of his unparalleled, sensitive virtuosity.

really, really sad news. surprised there's so little news about his passing.
Avatar 1:30pm amEdeo:

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  1:30pm Louisville Dan:

More details surrounding Grillo's passing at Talk Bass Forum. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f29/rip-fernando-grillo-1001729/
Avatar 1:33pm Droll:

Here's a video performance of Itesi where you can see all the extended technique he uses to get the harmonics and other sounds: vimeo.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Bryce:

wow, great. thanks, guys....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm steve:

very cool, this
Avatar 2:07pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

safely returned & headphones screwed on & reinforced with radiator-hose clamps. Digging the circular air in here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm Bryce:

did you connect the chapathi rebreather?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Fantastic show today. Thanks for this.
Avatar 2:10pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

It's a grotesque chain of connected masala dosa bridging all orifices like a fragrant unholy garland of terror. Co-workers are avoiding me now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Bryce:

thanks, brian!
  Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Glenn M:

im late
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Bryce:

DAHHH you scared me
  Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Glenn M:

did you get a chillow yet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm Bryce:

no, goddamnit! how am i supposed to be smexy?
  2:37pm Robot Ghost:

This is wonderful musics.
  2:40pm Robot Ghost:

I could kick myself for never having heard of this guy before. I will later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm ! I X Key !:

It's been lots of awesome music here on WFMU this afternoon
  2:43pm dbarbiero:

Beautiful tribute to a wonderful musician. So good to hear this today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Ike:

On a more inconsequential note, why, oh why, do the stars no longer do a little rotation jiggle when you click them? A little joy has been sapped from reality. Well, from virtual reality anyway. We must all thwack Kenzo with pungent overripe asparagus until he restores the stellar jig.
Avatar 2:51pm northguineahills:

Meetings and lunch, I just find out Fernando Grillo died. (tears)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Bryce:


Robot Ghost, it's no surprise! only ever had two records under his own name (that i know of), and there isn't terribly much about him on the english internet. what can you do?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Bryce:

by the way, most of this playlist came from his website.

6 or 7 links appear to be broken (anything with a slash in the title)

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Bryce:

see you, all! have a nice week...
Avatar 2:58pm northguineahills:

You're a saint, Bryce, I'm going to play the shit out of Grillo this weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Bryce:

  3:01pm Robot Ghost:

Thank you for link.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm stefica:

sounds like a great show! can't wait for the archive to come up.
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