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:
At the end of May DuoSubRosa, the music collaboration of me and Uygur Vural (cello and electronics) will play in Hamburg for the Konkret Gehört Abstrakt event at Bedürfnisanstalt. The program is full of friends and good musicians that I am looking forward to meet. Check the full program out for all the details and informations. We will play on May 31st at 22.30.
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.
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!