377: the album
On 23 April 2022 the long-awaited 377: album by Sebastiano Dessanay was finally released, containing the music written during the 377project! This is a DOUBLE CD in DELUXE DIGIPACK containing a booklet in A3 POSTER format. The album can be purchased in the following ways:
- On Sebastiano Dessanay’s Bandcamp page
- On the 377 association shop (in Italian)
- In these shops based in Sardinia: – Alta Fedeltà – Via Grazia Deledda, 27, 09127 Cagliari CA – Mr Musick – Piazza Goffredo Mameli, 1, 08100 Nuoro NU – Messaggerie Sarde – Piazza Castello, 11, 07100 Sassari SS – Libreria Emmepi Ubik – Corso Umberto I, 235, 08015 Macomer NU – Closer Rock Shop – Via Tirso, 148, 09170 Oristano OR – Libreria Tiziano – Via Tiziano, 15, 09128 Cagliari CA – Libreria Dessì/Mondadori – Largo Cavallotti, 17, 07100 Sassari SS – Libreria Nuova Godot – Via Dante Alighieri, 46, 08033 Isili
Sebastiano Dessanay double bass, bass ukulele, all compositions Peter Waters piano Roberto Migoni drums Francesco Morittu classic and Campidanese guitar
Emanuele Contis soprano sax on A su printzípiu and Tramas coloridas Max De Aloe chromatic harmonica on I fili di Maria and Le luci calano sul Campidano
and snippets of:
Nicola Loi at the beginning of Spéndulas Su Cunsertu Bonarcadesu at the beginning of Altopiani basaltici Coro di Ozieri at the beginning of Ammentos Giovanni Magrini e Michele Mastio at the beginning of I fili di Maria Wind toys by Michele Loi at the beginning of La leggenda di Rebeccu Silvano Fadda at the beginning of Tramas coloridas Tenore de Orosei Antoni Milia at the beginning of Sa processioni Tonio Stara, Piero Piras e Diego Deidda between Sa processioni and Le luci calano sul Campidano
Artwork and design by Valentina Vinci
A production by Sebastiano Dessanay and Associazione 377 © Sebastiano Dessanay ℗ 2022 Sebastiano Dessanay and Associazione 377 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
DISC 1 01 Si parte! 02 A su printzípiu 03 Attraverso i monti 04 (Dopo 40 giorni e 40 notti) finalmente il mare 05 In laguna 06 Balentes 07 Preghiera del pastore 08 Alla cantoniera 09 Spéndulas 10 Altopiani basaltici 11 Sotto le pale eoliche 12 Ammentos 13 I fili di Maria 14 Tutto brucia (salvate gli animali!)
DISC 2 01 Ballu 02 Incontros 03 La leggenda di Rebeccu 04 Montalbo 05 Sacro profano 06 Tramas coloridas 07 Ospitalità e diffidenza (quello che entra nelle case) 08 Alzàti e falàti 09 Miniere 10 I flussi di Molara 11 Sa processioni 12 Le luci calano sul Campidano 13 In s’aera 14 Il viaggio continua…
377 project is an artistic project dedicated to Sardinia. Between 2018 and 2019, I visited the 377 municipalities of Sardinia traveling exclusively by bicycle: one a day for 14 months. It was for me the opportunity to describe my island in sounds, words and images; a journey outside the routes and the logic of contemporary tourism, with a bass ukulele in the essential luggage; a journey through a small land, which some called “nearly a continent” but which I prefer to call “many continents”, due to the boundless diversity it contains.
What prompted me to undertake this journey was the desire to know in depth my land, the landscapes, urban centres and the people, letting my music absorb their essence. With my bass ukulele I thus composed 377 music fragments, one a day for each municipality visited, with the idea of arranging them and expanding them to other instruments once the journey was over.
Peter Waters‘s refined touch, Roberto Migoni‘s solid drumming, Francesco Morittu‘s inventiveness, guests Max De Aloe and Emanuele Contis‘ lyricism, as well as all of their precious ideas and arrangements, have enhanced my music fragments which have come to life, becoming multifaceted versions of what I originally created with just my bass ukulele.
Together with the sound of my double bass, these musicians have contributed to create a sonority that evokes in music what I felt during the journey: the enthusiasm of the beginning, the amazement before incredible scenarios, in front of nature, archaeology, the melancholy transmitted by some small villages in the process of depopulation, the calm of some uncontaminated and sometimes desolate landscapes, the energy of the inhabitants of some lively villages, and also the sadness of some told stories.
I also included in this work some field recordings made while traveling, to give the idea of the sounds that accompanied me from one place to another. I used sounds of nature but also of human activities and music of the Sardinian tradition by artists I met during the journey.
377 is a magic number, one of the few with three digits in the Fibonacci sequence, therefore linked to the golden ratio, a number that in nature combines micro to macro, human to divine, and which has filled this project with beauty and a special aura.
I hope you will be able to listen to this album in a slow and pensive manner, possibly through a good sound system, so that you too can make an unforgettable journey like the one I made through Sardinia.
Enjoy your listening!