Bio

ELISABETTA LANFREDINI, is a singer, performer, educator and improviser.

Singer, performer, vocal coach and researcher, has lived in Berlin since 2015 and has been since then active in the city’s improvised / contemporary music scene.

She started playing music from an early age, studying classical guitar and jazz singing and

very soon chose the field of improvisation.

She deepened the western singing technique by studying baroque singing and studied

different traditional folk music, such as Dhrupad singing (north Indian music), Nada and

Mantra yoga (yoga of sound), Kurdish Dengbej singing style and Turkish / Ottoman

Music. In addition to the live activity, she did several field research in Italy on traditional ones

Music and Oral Poetry (Ottava Rima), realized a video documentary and multiple articles.

Lanfredini lived for ten years in Bologna where she had the chance to worked with many jazz musicians, actors and directors. For over two years she was a member of the “Compagnia del

Laboratorio ”, a theatre company directed by Arnaldo Picchi. 

She is a passionate and innovative educator, working since 2005 as vocal coach for actors. 

She lived in Istanbul for two years,where she worked with the best musicians of the small but vibrant Experimental Music scene of the city and where her tonal spectrum has been enriched with Turkish / Mediterranean Melodies, soundscape, street seller’s shouts and micro-tones.

She has performed on many different international stages and festivals as Deutschland Funk Kultur (Radio), CTM / Transmediale, Trial and Theresa FireHouse sessions 2 (Berlin), Blurred Edges Festival (Hamburg, D), MAVO Tek, 100 years of DADA (Leipzig, DE), Neighbours Festival (Bern, Switzerland), 5e (Copenhagen, Denmark), Multiversal (Berlin, DE), Istanbul DoğaçlaFest (Istanbul, Turkey), Teatro Valle (Rome, Italy), SporeProject Festival (Bologna, Italy), Festival del Popoli (Ravenna, Italy), PerAspera Festival of Contemporary Art (Bologna, Italy), festive atmosphere (Grosseto, Italy), Schnittpunkt Festival (Austria), MIA Festival (Portugal)  many others.

She has improvised music and collaborated with international musicians and artists of the most varied background, among the others Nicolas Wiese, Uygur Vural, Stine Janvin, Cansu Tanrıkulu, Audrey Chen, Raed Yassin, Josep Maria Balanya, Maurizio Ravalico, Tomomi Adachi, Roberta Maddalena, Pedro Melo Alves, Paulo Chagas, Axel Dörner, Tristan Honsinger, Klaus Kurver, Kohran Erel, Tomomi Adachi, C-drik, Mark Alban Lotz, Marco Scarasatti, Sofia Borges, Natalia Pschenitschnikova, Federico Squassabia, Beatrice Sarti, Gaetano Santoro, Sumru Ağıryürüyen, Anil Eraslan, Şevket Akıncı…

From her origins in afro-american, jazz and folk music, ethnomusicology and her profound experience in the experimental theater in Bologna, she developed her style of modern storytelling that includes both improvised and traditional music. She fills the stage with an open one performance, with elements of poetry and literature, spoken voices, tape recorders and sound objects, never loosing the connection of her voice with  her body developed in the environment of experimental theatre in Italy and through martial arts.

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