Alphabetical Digressions 2

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Alphabetical Digressions

I love to work with poetry and texts. I have been thinking and researching a musical shape for the opera “Alfabeto Apocalittico” by experimental poet Edoardo Sanguineti for a while. Here is what me and Uygur Vural on cello made on letter “I”. The project is still open and will meet other musicians/ vocal artists in the next year.

Alfabeto Apocalittico is a collection of poems, one poem for each letter of the (Italian) alphabet. In every poem all the worlds start with the same letter. For example in the poem for the letter A, each worlds start with A making a very crazy collection of particular worlds and juxtaposition, game of meanings and sounds.

I love this opera very much and I felt I could take it as an inspiration for some musical composition and improvisation. I played some times with my partner in life and music Uygur Vural on cello and I now feel to extend it to the collaboration with other musicians and artists. The work is totally in progress, if you are an artist and would be part of it, no matter which corner of the word you are, just drop me a line.

RAMBLING VOICES – the experimental choir

I am creating a choir. In fact in Berlin there are enough choirs,  because people love to sing together. I found it fantastic. My choir is going to be something different anyway.

Rambling Voices t has the intention of creating a different type of choir, made of research and experimentation. The nature of the project is, as the name implies, constantly on movement and has the simple goal to bring people together and make them sing, immediately as in Berlin as everywhere else.

The coexistence of improvisation, unorganised sounds together with melodic material remains my stronger point of interest.

——> Want to know more?

For the moment we are meeting once a month but we will double this before the spring comes. Next meeting will be on 11th of November. Write me for infos.

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

 

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