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Fausto Romitelli
Professor Bad Trip: Lesson I
für acht Instrumentalisten und Elektronik

Fausto Romitelli
Professor Bad Trip: Lesson II
für zehn Instrumentalisten

Fausto Romitelli
Professor Bad Trip: Lesson III
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"Ever since I was born, I have been surrounded by digital images, synthetic sounds, artifacts. Artificial, alienated, filtered – that is the nature of humankind today," the Italian composer Fausto Romitelli, who died in 2004, once said in an interview. Trained by Gérard Grisey, the pioneer of French spectral music, but also strongly influenced by psychedelic and alternative rock, Romitelli wrote music full of strangely unreal colours and hypnotic rhythms. Professor Bad Trip is the title of one of his most well-known works. It sounds as if borrowed from an underground comic, and indeed it is the pseudonym of the Italian comic artist and punk singer Gianluca Lerici. The latter’s brightly coloured prints inspired Romitelli, alongside paintings by Francis Bacon and texts by the French author Henri Michaux, written under the influence of mescalin. Acoustic sounds merge with electronic ones in an overwhelming, intoxicating whirl of sound, pulsating colourfully – for once, an expansion of consciousness that requires no chemical enhancement …