The Wire

In Writing

Giacinto Scelsi Portal

April 2010

Fondazione Isabella Scelsi

"Italian language website for the foundation set up by Isabella Scelsi to promote the music of her late husband, Giacinto Scelsi."


"Giacinto Scelsi's undated composition for ten strings. The players are divided into three groups: a regular string quartet in the center of the stage, two violins on either side at the back of the stage with two violas and cellos positioned in between."

The Messenger

"The Messenger" is an article on the music of Giacinto Scelsi written by Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise: Listening To The Twentieth Century and music critic for The New Yorker.

Preserving the Scelsi Improvisations

"Giacinto Scelsi was a master improviser. He created hundreds of hours of music, which he originally recorded on tape and then had transcribed for various instruments..."


"Gaku Yamada plays Ko-tha by Giacinto Scelsi as part of his guitar recital In Between Century's in Hiroshima, Japan"

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