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Sylvano Bussotti

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  • Born: Florence, Italy
  • Years Active: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Bussotti was a gifted child musician and entered the Florence Conservatory in 1940. He left four years later to pursue independent study in composition and was influenced by Deutsch, Metzger, Boulez and Cage, among others. His music participates in and also criticizes the decadence of modernism. He uses graphic notation in a flamboyant style that is often difficult to perform, in works that are erotic and artificial and often refer to his personal life, which is seemingly colorful. La passion selon Sade (1969) and Lorenzaccio (1972) are his main works for theatre. In addition to music he has worked in the fields of painting, graphic art and journalism.