Elisabetta Lanfredini is a singer, improviser, performer and educator based in Berlin. She started music studies in early age studying jazz singing and improvisation. She deepened the western vocal technique studying barocco singing for two years and she studied several folk traditional music like Dhrupad singing (North Indian Music), Nada and Mantra Yoga (Yoga of the sound), kurdish Dengbej style and turkish folk music. Beside the live activity she made several field researches in Italy about folk traditional music and oral poetry (Ottava Rima), she realised video documentaries and several articles.
The background in folk music and ethnomusicology together with the deep and long experience in the experimental theatre environment in Bologna, develops her style in a sort of modern storytelling, fully opened to both improvised and traditional music. She lives the stage like a performance involved poetry and literature, spoken voices, tape recorders, sound objects and special “analogue” projections the she makes.
She worked and live in Bologna for 10 years, where she worked with many jazz musicians, actors and directors. She has been part of the Compagnia del Laboratorio, a stable theatre company directed by Arnaldo Picchi for more than two years that strongly marked her approach to art. She lived for 2 years in Istanbul where she performed with the best musicians of the experimental music scene. She performed in international venues like Neighbours Festival (Switzerland), Istanbul DoğaçlaFest, Teatro Valle (Roma, Italy), SporeProject Festival (Bologna, Italy), Festival del Popoli (Ethnic Music Festival-Ravenna, Italy), PerAspera, Contemporary Arts Fest (Italy), FestAmbiente (Grosseto, Italy) and many others. She played and collaborated with many international musicians and artists.
She is a 10 years experienced vocal educator as well. She gives vocal workshops about improvisation and modern singing and she loves to create the condition for people to sing together beyond their culture background and geographic origins.