We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Il sistema periodico

by DST

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €7 EUR  or more


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 91 Aut Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 40%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Kalaima, Inner Core, ACM, Kissós, Hide Nothing, Ornettiana, TMR Tuscany Music Revolution, People and Places, and 83 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      €376.20 EUR or more (40% OFF)


Argon 05:11
Idrogeno 04:17
Zinco 05:00
Ferro 04:52
Potassio 05:26
Nichel 04:43
Piombo 03:30
110A 04:14


The short stories that compose Primo Levi’s “The Periodic Table” are among his most interesting works, thanks to an approach - telling his own life through chemical elements – offering a precise formal reference, where fantasy may be set free.

The most interesting outcomes of contemporary jazz and improvisation often lie within similar coordinates, in a stratified and multi-directional dialectic between the freedom of narrating one's self - and one's self in relation to others - and the slightly awkward fascination of the limitations set by conventional forms.

It’s therefore no coincidence that Alberto Collodel and Simone Di Benedetto, while conversing with clarinets and double bass, openly draw their inspiration from seven of the short stories from that marvelous book. Together they move around scores and schemes that allow them to distil the musical flow into precise, thoughtful pieces.

Two more pieces open and close this suite. One is by Di Benedetto and the other by Anthony Braxton, an artist used to working with schemes and formulas - often graphically conceived as chemical ones – and to creating highly original structures.

The best way to approach this excellent music is to act like an original reagent, that spontaneously allows the single elements to transform into something different and unexpected.

The only difference with chemistry is that, while reagents are burnt down after reaction, not only won’t this record burn you out, but you’ll get enriched by it. Enjoy.

Enrico Bettinello (Blow Up, Giornale della Musica)


released December 19, 2016

Alberto Collodel, clarinets
Simone di Benedetto: double bass

Recorded by Alberto Collodel and Simone di Benedetto, June 2015 at Torre di Porta Nuova, Venice, Italy.
Mixed and mastered by Mirko di Cataldo, January 2016, Padua, Italy.

Artwork by Michele Pedrazzi
Graphics layout by Laure Catugier

Produced by DST and Aut Records on 2016.




Aut Records Berlin, Germany

Aut Records is a record label dedicated to experimental and research music. We are trying to describe a musical environment that cannot be assigned to a particular genre, and is removed from any specific musical language.

contact / help

Contact Aut Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Il sistema periodico, you may also like: