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Debora Petrina: Roses of the Day



Debora Petrina: Roses of the Day

One of Italy's most exciting new musicians

Debora Petrina: voice, piano and electronics. Featuring Mirko Di Cataldo. Roses of the Day (the title of Debora Petrina's most recent album) is a collection of re-inventions for voice and piano (sometimes prepared), merging iconic songs, classic rock pieces, and contemporary music from artists including Piero Ciampi, Nick Drake, David Sylvian, the Eurythmics, the Talking Heads and the Doors, with the occasional jazz standard and two pieces by Morton Feldman and John Cage. The overall feel is one of continuous movement, so much so that the album's title piece, Roses of the Day, derived from an original version for solo voice by John Cage, has become an autonomous piece for voice e piano, a collaboration now attributed by the score's New York publisher (Peters) to Cage/Petrina. Petrina's version of Morton Feldman's Only, for solo voice, was chosen by Chris Villars for the official Morton Feldman website, which serves as a worldwide reference point for the musician's work. In her live performances, Petrina also uses an iPad with which to produce and manipulate loops and sound effects, creating a multiplicity of sonic and percussive layers and amplifying the acoustic possibilities of the voice and piano. About Debora Petrina:Debora Petrina is a singer, pianist, keyboard player and composer, and synthesises in a visionary style her oblique and sensual song-writing and the experimentations of avant-garde jazz, rock and electronics. A multitalented artist, her accomplishments range from solid classical and contemporary piano training, with several world premieres and recordings in the United States (including a Stradivarius record), and the use of electronics and synthesisers to composition of music for various types of ensembles and a very distinctive use of dance and vocals. The recipient of multiple national song-writing prizes, including the Ciampi Prize, Petrina has attracted the interest of such musicians as David Byrne and John Parish, who guest-perform in her penultimate album Petrina (AlaBianca/Warnner), Elliott Sharp (guest performer in the previous album, In Doma), Paolo Fresu, Sylvano Bussotti, Terry Riley and Frederic Rzewski, who have lavished praise on her talents as a composer, pianist and songwriter. She has performed in Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, London, Havana, Strasbourg, Berlin, Cologne and Madrid, collaborating with David Byrne, John Parish, Paolo Fresu, Elliott Sharp, Jherek Bischoff, Ascanio Celestini, Sylvano Bussotti, Tiziano Scarpa and Mario Brunello. Petrina’s most recent album, Roses of the Day (2015) for voice and piano, has garnered enthusiastic praise not only from the musical press but also from the major mainstream newspapers in Italy (La Repubblica, La Stampa, Il Sole24Ore, Il Fatto, Il Manifesto), which have extolled its freshness and originality.Petrina is also a dancer and performer: she has danced in projects by international choreographers (Iris Erez, Sara Wiktorowicz) and was in charge of directing She-Shoe, a dance, voice, video and noise solo performance, whose video was invited to participate in the International Dance Film Festival in Yokohama, Japan. She has danced for the Venice Biennale in 2013 and collaborated with SaMPL (Sound and Computing Music) in Padova. She choreographed Morton Feldman’s piece Three Dances (and also performed on the first recording of the piece for the American label OgreOgress), a piece that she performs in the double role of dancer and pianist. Please click here to register for this event.


Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015

Entrance : Free