The album was curated by synthesist Alessandro Cortini, and the Strega itself is a collaboration between Cortini and Make Noise founder Tony Rolando.
“I’m here to present you a compilation of pieces composed on the Strega by some of our favorite musicians and friends,” notes Cortini. “It’s really great to see how each of them was able to make the instrument their own, and speak their own language through the grammar that is Strega.”
Rolando is represented on the album directly as a musician, and indirectly as co-creator of the Strega.
“As an instrument designer, I was surprised by the sounds these artists achieved,” he shared. “As a musician, the Strega sparked in me an energy I’ve not felt in a decade.”
The album features compositions by the following musicians:
- Abul Mogard
- Alessandro Cortini
- Ben Frost
- Caterina Barbieri
- Daniel Avery & Manni Dee
- Hiro Kone
- Daniel Miller
- Tony Rolando
- Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
- Julianna Barwick
- Kali Malone
- Marta Salogni
You can preview the album below or download it for free at Bandcamp:
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