Birds and Love -Solo Performance
TAMARA SOLDAN, voice / fiedel / live electronic
A painful, impossible love. A story that dates back to 1300, a score written behind a papal bull in England. This is the story of “Brid one Brere” a song as enchanting as medieval music.
Tamara Soldan in her solo project “Birds and Love” wants to tell stories that come from the ancient past by mixing voice, the sound of the Fiddle and effects.
She combines Gregorian Chants, Middle Ages pieces and original compositions in a new way. Ancien Chants will find a new contemporary light..
A Chantar -Solo Acoustic
TAMARA SOLDAN, voice and fiedel
sAs a contemporary Troubadour, she sings acoustic with voice, fiddle and other instruments. The music comes from the big repertoire of the Middle Age. The space and audience is also part of the performance. Tamara moves in the space to explore the different sound perceptions. The result is a whole immersive music journey.
“In September 2017 Michele and I met for a rehearsal for a new project. We talked about working through our roots, our background and our present. I thought about my music life, my experiences in Italy and in Berlin, what I am now, what is around me and what I would like to explain through the music. I had been singing Gregorian chants in a Schola Gregoriana in Italy for 10 years. It was a great experience and a totally different kind of music world. I grew up singing in a choir, I sang for a long time Palestrina and De Victoria but Gregorian chants are really another thing. So I had an idea: I took a couple of pieces, I went to Michele and told him: ‘please create a deep soundscape, with underground sounds so I can sing on it.’ It was the first time we played Ecce lignum and both of us got surprised while listening to what we had just created. We recorded this first rehearsal and it became a video. Extempore was born!”
The duo Extempore was founded in Berlin by the singer Tamara Soldan and the electronic musician Michele Pedrazzi. The combination of their two musical backgrounds creates a virtual dialogue between past and present and between two musical forms that seem distant but are surprisingly compatible.
So becomes the archetype of Gregorian chant will find fertile terrain in which, along with electronic music will find a new contemporary light.
The Gregorian chant is presented in an abstract light, detached from its original context. Distributed over electronic textures, the chant becomes a pure vocal matter, ready to be processed by the machine.
Extempore is a journey among evocative fragments and unexpected soundscapes, where the ancient melodies enter a new dimension while still keeping their original drive: the movement that goes “from the darkness to the light.”
The first album is going to be released very soon.
Extempore has also the pleasure to collaborate with the video artist Mauro Lovisetto.
After two years of artistic experiments, he founded GRINDER_7 a project in which he brings music, video making and graphic art.
During the Extempore concerts, the videos created by Mauro are shown.
Extempore music was also selected as soundtrack for the documentary Frattura by Marzotti-Buttignol-Ghione, already presented at the Gibellina 2018 Night Visions Festival.
“I grew up singing Early Music. When I met Valentina Bellanova, great recorder and ney player, I felt it was the time to continue to explore this fascinating music world. “
VORTEX brings back to life ancient music from the time between 1100 and 1500. That historical period, which is wrongly called “dark”, reveals instead a great cultural and musical creativity in Italy and in Europe.
From the Ars Nova Fiorentina to the French troubadours, from the Spanish Cantigas to the Notre Dame school, until Duffay: mysticism, love and costume stories, dances.
VORTEX is: Tamara Soldan (Italian) for vocals, viella and Shruti, Valentina Bellanova (Italian) for recorder, ney and bagpipes.
LA MUSICA AL TEMPO DI DANTE (“Musik zur Zeit Dantes”)
DIALOGO IMMAGINARIO TRA LE CANTIGAS SPAGNOLE E LE LAUDI DI CORTONA
L’ARS NOVA FIORENTINA E ITALIANA
VIAGGIO IN MUSICA CON MARCO POLO, TRA VENEZIA E L’ORIENTE
A TUTTO LANDINI!
“In the fall of 2018 I went to listen to a concert in Berlin. I didn’t know the musicians beforehand but I was curious to hear a project that mixed jazz and Argentine music.
It was great! Quique Sinesi’s music is so poetic and I felt so close to it.
When I later met Quique, we spoke about music, his Italian roots and my family connection with Argentina. We decided to weave together Italy and Argentina, our roots, music, stories and languages. In one word: Intrecci.”
The Project is called “Intrecci” and it combines jazz, improvisation, contemporary and Argentinian sounds. Original music by Quique Sinesi and lyrics written by Tamara Soldan.
Quique Sinesi is considered one of the most important and influential Argentine guitarists. He has released albums with renowned musicians and is a Grammy winner. His interpretations are immersed in the traditional music of the Andes, in candombe, jazz and classical music. Through the combination with improvisations, he presents himself with a very personal mix of styles. In addition, Quique reinterprets the seven-string guitar and the charango.
He played for years with the bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi and founded the group Alfombra Mágica with Matias Gonzalez and Horacio López. Some other musicians with whom he has played or recorded are: Enrico Rava, Pedro Aznar, Ruben Rada, Paquito de Rivera, Joe Lovano, Markus Stockhausen, Erling Kroner, Wolfgang Haffner, Marcelo Moguilevsky, Michael Forman, Carlos Aguirre, Juan Falú,Silvia Iriondo,Nora Sarmoria,Helena Ruegg,Michel Godard,Angelika Nieschier,Claudio Puntin, Karnataka College of Percusion, Dieter Ilg, Jasper Van Hof, Nazim, Daniel Messina, Pablo Ziegler Quintet, to name just a few.
Jim Hall commented: “One of the joys of my secret visit to Buenos Aires was meeting and hearing Quique Sinesi. He became instantly one of my favourite guitarists.”
In the project “Intrecci” he meets the crystal clear voice of the Italian jazz singer Tamara Soldan. Together, they take the audience on an emotional journey of discovery through Argentina, Andean tradition, original songs and tango in combination with jazz and poetic music.
Photo – Roberto Zanardo
During the Pandemic I am studying new repertoires, which combine my past musical experience with my studies on medieval music at the University of Musicology. A solo project and other collaborations in Berlin and internationally are being born.”