Franco Nanni’s ‘Elicoide’ is a lost gem previously released in 1987 only in few copies. It is an album that showcases his idea of “Ascetic Trance” by referring to the music of John Cage, Arvo Pärt and the Mediterranean Organic scene.
Elicoide was performed live in a rare exhibition during the summer of 1987 by an ensemble with Franco Nanni himself, Paolo Grandi, Leo Croatto and Marcela Pérez Silva. During the performance, a special version of Poesia was presented for the first time, a song written by Peruvian composer Daniel “Kiri” Escobar and re-arranged by Franco Nanni.
The Italian musician has developed (with the assistance of Paolo Grandi on double bass) a minimalist and repetitive structure expressed into five long compositions ranging from jazz, avantgarde and ambient music, each one with its own precise character.