Monday, 1 December 2014

Giacinto Scelsi - Uaxuctum

Scelsi (1905-1988) was an Italian composer, whose work was virtually unknown until the eighties. His masterpiece is the haunting Uaxuctum, for ondes martenot, chorus, 8 percussionists and 23 musicians, from 1966. It was inspired by the legend of a Mayan city that mysteriously disappeared in the ninth century. Relevant links below.