The joy of the acoustic voice

I have been happily invited to play a wonderful concert in Galerie Kremers, with Cymin Samawatie (voice) , Liz Allbee (trumpet), and Korhan Erel (electronics) during one of the appointment of  “Cymin Samawatie and Friends Music Lounge”. I love to sing in the slummy small venues of Berlin, but I am still a singer…so I get very enthusiastic when I can sing in big spaces, old building, high ceiling and enjoy overtones and natural space reverb. It gives me a lot of inspirations, it is like my mind and body feeling goes back to an imaginary time made of voices, echos, rhymes and poetry.

The last concert of 2016 will be again acoustic and this time I will give my voice to a big ensemble of   musicians and dancers/movers in the wonderful rooms of Bibliothek am Luisenbad in Wedding, Berlin for  “KlangWelten ad hoc”, series of event organized by Thomas Gerwin.

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DuoSubRosa in Berlin and Copenhagen

I am very happy that DuoSubRosa, the collaboration of me and Uygur Vural (cello and electronics) after a little break is suddenly alive again. We have just play the very first version of our new performance inspired by traditional calls and shouts at Mirror Mirror Festival II in Berlin that take inspiration from my research about afro-american Hollers and Field-calls but also from all the voices of the people who calls each other and shout in the space, from the Mediterranean street sellers, the mountains calls to the muslim call for prayer.

In April and May we will perform in Copenhagen and again in Berlin for SONoRA#3 with wonderful guest as Mia Dyberg on alto sax, Federico Corsini on double bass and Matthias Müller.  Here all the details.

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SONoRA#1 January 26th in Neukölln 

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Starting from this month I will organize a series of concerts in LaBettolab, nice small place in Neukölln that lately is giving much space to improvised and experimental music.

I called this series of events SONoRa,the concerts will take place every last Tuesday of the month with mostly acoustic or semi-acoustic ensemble and I will love to host non-Berliner musicians who are passing by here…

LaBettolab adress is Okerstrasse 43, very close to the U8 stop Leinestrasse.

So ladies and gentlemen here is SONoRA#1 with this first marvelous quintet:

January 26 // SONoRA#1 @LaBettolab

Elisabetta Lanfredini (voice)                                                                                                   Caroline Cecilia Tallone (hurdy-gurdy and amplified objects)                                          Elena Margarita Kakaliagou (french horn)                                                                                      Davide Piersanti (trombone)                                                                                                          Dario Fariello (alto sax)

Concert time: 20.00-22.00. See you there!

100 Jahre DADA / a Noise Choir

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Noise choir with Tomomi Adachi and Audrey Chen

I had the pleasure to be part of the Noise Choir directed by the Japanese artist Tomomi Adachi  in Lipzig for a special performance celebrating the 100 years old of DADAism. The performance was also live on Deutschland Radio.

Here are the official video, some pics of the preparation of the event and the link to the official event.

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Concerts in Berlin – December: acoustic and semi acoustic situations

December came and I have to announce a couple of very nice concerts.

On 4th I will play in Sowieso with a very special string ensemble. I have already played with Klaus Kürvers many times and something magic always happens, he seems to understand deeply the many invented languages and all the stories that happen in my brain while I’m improvising that are coming out like sung and spoken voice.

I’m very happy to play  with musicians like Klaus and for the first time with Joel Grip and Tristan Honsinger. Me and Tristan have both spent a long part of our life in Bologna but we have never met each other before I moved in Berlin so here we are.

Actually one of my aim here in Berlin is developing my “electronic” side, but still I’m very happy when I can play in acoustic or semi acoustic so I can push my “storyteller” side and melt with natural sounds.

Friday, December 4th Sowieso, Weisestrasse 24, 12049 Berlin Neukölln, 20.30:

LANFREDINI-GRIP-KÜRVERS-HONSINGER:

Elizabetta Lanfredini – Voice.                      Joel Grip – Double Bass.                               Klaus Kürvers – Double Bass.                Tristan Honsinger – Cello, Voice.

On 8th I will play in another acoustic situation again in quartet. This time we know each other very well…I will play with Uygur Vural on cello-my partner in music and life – and with my friend Korhan Erel. We have played together many times in Berlin and in Istanbul before we all move to Germany. We will play with Brianne Curran on violin with a totally acoustic set up. The same night Tomomi Adachi and Erika Sollo will performe in duo for the second set.
Dec 08 15 @ LA BETTOLAB, 20.00

Okerstrasse 43, 12049 Berlin

1st set:

Korhan Erel (ipad, melodica, crackle box, blue tooth speakers)                            Elisabetta Lanfredini (vocals).                 Uygur Vural (cello).                                  Brianne Curran (violin)

2nd set:

Tomomi Adachi (vocals/electronics).      Erika Sofia Solo (vocals)

With this little cute place, LaBettoLab, ran by an Italian guy, I will start a collaboration so you will hear soon about my other concerts there for the next year.

The concerts are also announced on http://www.echtzeitmusik.de

…my name is written wrong for the concert of 4th, it has never happened till now and I was very surprised. I appear as “Manfredini” that is a popular Italian surname; it reminds me the time of the school when somebody was doing the same mistake. Funny!