BERTOIA, HARRY

SONAMBIENTS: THE SOUND SCULPTURE OF (SOMNAMBIENT)

BERTOIA, HARRY - SONAMBIENTS: THE SOUND SCULPTURE OF 119319
Format:
1 C+D
Release:
01.12.2017
Label:
SOMNAMBIENT
Kat.-Nr.:
119319
Barcode:
0793447103419
The DVD, a film by Jeffrey & Miriam Eger, was shot in 1971 and follows Harry Bertoia in performance and interview throughout his Sonambient barn deep in the Pennsylvania woods.

This film offers a rare opportunity to follow the artist in practice, listening carefully as he moves contemplatively through his sculptures and gongs.

Interview footage offers rare insight into Bertoia's inspiration and process. A separate CD contains four exclusive, recently discovered audio recordings.

Included are the two earliest known collaborative tapes from Harry and brother Oreste, morning and evening sessions dated October 12, 1969, as well as a collaboration between the Bertoia brothers and their sister Ave who sings in careful unison with the overtones being produced by the sculptures.

With the passing of Oreste Bertoia in 1972, these recordings mark the last meeting of all three Bertoia siblings.

A 16 page booklet includes many never before seen production stills shot by Jeffrey Eger.

These iconic images capture the essence of the artist in practice. All of this is packaged in a heavy duty, tip-on style, gatefold sleeve printed with metallic inks at Stoughton Printing in California.