|The discographic label LYNX
RECORD was founded in 1980, to satisfy a purely personal necessity
and in a first stage it should have been used only for my publications
by means of records, press, partitions and/or other things.
I wanted absolute freedom for the record I had in mind: this is why I founded
an independent label: the difficulties I found at the time for publishing
the record made me decide to do this: I had had contacts with the French
label called Shandar and the Italian Ananda and Raretone -in all these
cases I was proposed conditions I had to refuse completely.
I would like to punctualize that my conditions were about form, contents,
presentation, graphics, distribution and number of copies: I particularly
want to underline that the problem was not related to financial conditions:
I understood that this context would not allow great profits and as a matter
of fact it was likely to foresee some losses.
|When I decided for my personal
label I chose a name for it (the name lynx has particular reasons
to be that at this moment are not pertinent to this theme): then I
registered it at the Chamber of Commerce, and I looked for a company
that made moulds and printers, another one which could print a limited
number of copies (which was one of the conditions) after this, I looked
for an economic method of constructing the cover, printing it, painting
by hand some parts one by one and printing the inner insert.
This is how the first record Tunedless was created (years later
it became Tunedless 1 in order to recognize it from the following
record Tunedless 2).
|From 1981 to 1986 three articles have appeared
in English on the "LEONARDO" magazine -Pergamon Press
Ltd - and on "la musica" , a "monthly magazine
of contemporary music" on SYMMETRY and ASYMMETRY, on the
PARTITIONS and on the hypothesis of a historical development
of music during the second half of the twentieth century: all
bear the signature of Roberto Donnini -owner of the label-.
Immediately after my first LP I decided to open the label to other
At this point I chose the logo and the graphics giving it a second name
to make it more original:Lynx-xel-ha sounded better to me : a
part of these three words comes from the name of a place in Yucatan called
like this, deriving from the Mexican Maya civilization, which I had visited
in that period and that had impressed me as a place, as a name and as
an assonance with the word lynx (from the Latin lynx).
Part of these three words in Maya language mean
1 - 2 - 3 - 4