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…
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 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>>>>>>>
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 !
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
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.
On October 29th I will be part of this concert about contemporary voice. I will perform with the singer Natalia Pschenitschnikova and audiovisual artist Nicolas Wiese with whom I am already collaborating for the project The Pond. Below all the details.
Natalia Pschenitschnikova and Elisabetta Lanfredini sing three premieres of the composers Aziz Lewandowski, Ferdinand Breil and Nicolas Wiese. As composer/performers each of them will enter the stage and complement the voice with another component. While Nicolas Wiese makes use of purely voice-based electronics, Ferdinand Breil adds a synthesizer to this setting. Aziz Lewandowski on the other hand stays acoustic by accompanying on the cello.
Natalia Pschenitschnikova feels just as much at home in the composed music as she does in the improvised field hence forming a bridge between the different approaches and aesthetics of the composers. Nicolas Wiese and Elisabetta Lanfredini started collaborating as The Pond a while ago. She introduces influences of folk traditional music to the concert.
additives thus gives a wide variety of perspectives on the contemporary voice and lets it play the leadrole in this multi-faceted concert.
Natalia Pschenitschnikova – Voice
Elisabetta Lanfredini – Voice
Ferdinand Breil – Composition and Electronics
Nicolas Wiese – Composition and Electronics
Aziz Lewandowski – Composition and Violoncello
Konzert II – 21:15
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In three electronic tape compositions poems by the lyricists Anna Hetzer and Carla Hegerl were put to music and the two authors will be on stage to read their poems.
Recordings of the authors reading their poems were the starting point for all of these four channel compositions. The sound of the voice will thus be alternating between live sounding speech and electronically processed sounds of speech.
Anna Hetzer – Reading
Carla Hegerl – Reading
Martin Daske – Halbwertzeiten des Lichts (AT) (2017) UA
Stepha Schweiger – Neues Werk (UA)
Sebastian Elikowski Winkler/Ferdinand Breil – Stimm-Bänder II (2017) UA
Gefördert durch initiative neue musik berlin e.V.
This was a surprise that made my visual art/painting back ground very joyful.
This wonderful sculpture by dear Annette Stüsser-Simpson was inspired by a very special improvisation I took part in Hasenheide Park in Berlin last summer together with the nightingales of that night, David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel.
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.
Very happy to have played in this Festival in Hamburg with our friend wonderful Spanish pianist Josep-Maria Balanya and the brilliant Dirk Dhonau on percussion. The venue was also very spacial. A conference room in DESY, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron the national research center in Germany.
Soon a video of the performance will come! 🙂
Updating : Here is the video of that night: