O.A.S.I. are Paolo Modugno, Massimo Terracini, Gino Castaldo, Ermanno Ghisio Erba. They release only this album in 1985
One of the many characteristics of Italian avant-garde theatre, from the seventies through the eighties, was the overlap of acting with the physicality of movement - reality with fiction and the stage with real life; it was a new poetic language for a multimedia representation.
In this new language, the music composed for the stage was an active part of the performances, and the soundtrack from 1985’s “IL CAVALIERE AZZURRO” is one of its most significant examples.
The musical project of the working group O.A.S.I. blended industrial experimentation, ambient and concrete, with a strong ethnic element, both vocally and performed, then recorded and manipulated with the aid of tape recorders and samplers.
This record identifies a historical moment of fervid experimentation and inspiration, and though intended to be played during a theatrical performance, vividly stands out without the visual accompaniment.
supported by 10 fans who also own “Il cavaliere azzurro”
Fine work that avoids minimalism's more indulgent extremes, from an artist whose unfortunate early death nearly 40 years ago came just as his Wave Notation series was getting started. This cast a good spell for me, coming at the right time, right place. flunkneedle