The Pond – first album work in progress

The recording session of the first The Pond’s album have finished! Now we take a summer break than we proceed with mixing and publishing. Me and Nicolas Wiese are two slow cats, we think and listen a lot so no rush but soon you will have news about it. I have to say that there are some very emotional pages for me: I dug in my past using some material (melodies and texts) that were in my mind and soul for long but could never have a final artistic shape. I will tell more about it and all characters that appear in this very theatrical album…Orfeo, Erodes and Salome, Agramante, Giasone…

Tape recorders and new Voice Solo

I am working on my new voice.

I am exploring how to accompany melodies with with drones, noises and texts. I am using three tape recorders, both with pre-recored sound and things that I record live. Sometimes it sound with an electronics set, tis is exiting. ========With me always my faithful shruti box and probably other instruments played in a non-classical way…my works with the over-head projector might appear in a certain point in the future ////^^^^^ work in progress ≠≠≠/////

Blurred Edges Festival 2019, Hamburg

Blurred Edge Festival will host The Pond this year. The duo of me and Nicolas Wiese is going on  creating sounds from (MY) voice manipulation and exploring a composition made of barocco tunes /// tape recorders >>>> spoken works XXXX original tunes %%%  literature &&& poetry and of course improvisation.

This summer we will be recording our first album! Stay tuned and find us at OBERFETT gallery in Hamburg>>>>>>>

MIA Impro Festival 2019, Portugal

Portugal is cool!

For the second year I joined MIA,  beautiful Festival of improved music in Atouguia de Baleia (Peniche). I had chance to improvise with several ensembles and I have been asked to direct one of the orchestra…and surprise ! I asked all musicians to forget their instruments for a while and just use voices. We had lot of fun and great music.

I also been asked to direct a special matinee, a concert totally dedicated to the little babies but still based on improvisation. It very successful and was a joy to collaborate with  wonderful musicians as Marco Scarassatti, Maria do Mar, Uygur Vural, Luís Guerreiro, Erwin Toul and Elena Waclawiczek and many others during the whole festival.

Here are some pics !

MIA 2019

18 & 19.10.2018 Open rehearsal by Lanfredini, Stüsser-Simpson, Wiese

I am glad to announce that this very new project will be partly visible in a open rehearsal at  Top Transdisciplinary Project Space!

A newly formed collaboration between Elisabetta Lanfredini, Annette Stüsser-Simpson, and Nicolas Wiese. Their experimental installation/stage setting consists of three overlapping and blending layers – combining objects, light, shadow, sound, different types of projection, words and singing, mythology and supratemporal themes.

18 & 19.10.2018 (20:30) 
Top Transdisciplinary Project Space
Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin

The performance starts on each day at 20:30 (sharp)
Door & bar open at 19:30.

Elisabetta Lanfredini: voice and performance
Annette Stuesser-Simpson: translucent sculptures/objects, hologram projection
Nicolas Wiese: animation video/projection, electroacoustic sound arrangements


Concerts in Spring 2018

After the first very busy year of motherhood, I am slowly starting to care about my projects and play concerts. The spring will bring me around in Europe for concerts and research and I am very happy to have chance to play with my both duo projects, DuoSubRosa and The Pond.

I will be in Italy, Portugal, Germany and Austria.

Moreover, between the end of April and beginning of May, I will join the traditional May celebration around Grosseto(Tuscany-Italy) for my research about the special Italian oral poetry Ottava Rima. Me and Uygur Vural will shoot and record a unique event made of incredible voices, poetry and traditional music. You can see some of my old research and my short movie here.

In April, I will also start again with my teaching activity with new workshop of voice exploration and choir sessions. Details will come soon.

Check my concerts page.

The flyer below just arrived from Austria.

Feeling excited.