Biography

I’m a singer, autor, improviser of experimental music that crosses electronics, electro-acoustic, free jazz and performing arts. Since 2003 I began to perform with the name of Madame P. I mostly use the voice as the main source of my music, along with several electronic instruments. I work on the radical and experimental music side, uncompromising, my search is not standardized. What leads me to make music today is to try to be conscious expression of the cosmos.

In 1998, after a long trip in San Francisco, where I was close to various experimental musicians, back to Italy I started to play bass and gave name Allun, a performative 4tet female group, then I started different collaborations with Luca Pagani, Luca Sigurtà and Tommaso Rolando.

In those years I have worked with musician Andrea Marutti from the label Aferecords.
I organized shows in my home art/space called Lab12, north of Italy, where I recorded and organized many concerts of experimental music.

In May 2007 I gave life to a duo named Camusi along with the drummer and musician Stefano Giust; he also run a label called Setola di Maiale. Our first and only self-titled full-album was released on April 2007 and it was recorded at Lab12. Today, Camusi is a project totally identified with the performative act of the concert.

In 2008 a new trio called Gravida born, an improvising psichedelic/noise female trio, with Maryclare Brzytwa (USA) on flute, piano, voice, eletronics, laptop, IOIOI on electric guitar, voice and electronics. We had recorded our first album on Incisioni Rupestri and, on January 2010 a second album come up from Setola di Maiale, it’s a special edition with two guest, Konoko Nishi  a japanese koto player and Stefano Giust on objects and voice.

In 2010 my track “Blue” from the album Arberia went on a movie  “This Moment is not the Same”, a film documentary about arts by Marion Neumann, 98 min., Werner Penzel Filmproduktion München.

In the autumn of the same year, I create a blog named Tone Um. In this page I want to show my research in field-recordings.

Gamra is my latest quartet with Paed Conca (CH) on clarinet and electric bass, Eugenio Sanna on electric guitar and Stefano Giust on drums: our music is landed in the field of improvised and contemporary music. We have a record out on Setola di Maiale, published in 2011 and the second one called “Pow” out on 2016 by Setola di Maiale.

Memento Mari it was a collaboration I did in 2012, a multimedia project directed by Patrizia Lugo.

In 2012 I attended with two of my music pieces in the movie under the name of Hazor directed by Miro Mastropasqua. This film was recently awarded in 6 different countries in the world.

In 2013 I was part of a vocal ensemble directed by Alessandro Bosetti, a 5 hours live performance at Spazio O, in Milan.

In December 2013 I was part with Camusi, at the Hanoi New Music Festival, very first festival of new music in Vietnam, incredible experience shared with many different musicians from Vietnam, Danmark, Germany, Sweden.

Consolidated in 2014, but started the year before, it’s my collaboration with the radio broadcast program named Curved Radio – hosted on 2SER 107,3FM, an Australian radio based in Sydney – led by Gayle Austin.

After a concert in Milano at Moonshine, I start a collaboration with the guitarist Alessandra Novaga, also  I start to be involved in a very unique orchestra called TAI-NO ORCHESTRA, a large Orchestra with so many interesting artists, musicians, video makers.

I’m currently work as a composer, singer with the dance company blucinQue, based in Turin. This collaboration start in 2015 and brings me in many different theaters.

I’ve improvised, among others, with: Pamelia Kurstin, Nora Keyes, Herb Robertson, Maryclare Brzytwa, Gino Robair, Edoardo Marraffa, IOIOI, Ken Hyder, Illi Adato, Armando Battistoni, Splinter vs Stalin, Tommy Greenwood, Guido Mazzon, Virgilio Villoresi, Tristan Honsinger, Paul Baran, Radikal Satan, Cherry Blossom, Rinus Van Alabeek, Angelica Castello, Jeff Gburek, Julia Kent, Claudio Parodi, Stefania Pedretti, Xabier Iriondo, Bruno Dorella, Jason Williams, Beppe Scardino, The Giants of Gender, Roberto Bellatalla, Gustavo Costa, Henrique Fernandes, Fabrizio Puglisi, Renato Ciunfrini, Nicola Guazzaloca, Jacopo Andreini, Angelo Contini, John Godbert, Stefano Giust, Edoardo Ricci, Luca Sigurtà, Paed Conca, Kanoko Nishi, Mario Rechtern, Linda Sharrock, Maurizio Bianchi, Eric Arn, Eugenio Sanna, Roberto Fega, Silvia Kastel, Ninni Morgia, Gianni Mimmo, Vincent Davis, Anthea Caddy, Liz Albee, Rudi Fischerlehner, Paolo Sanna, Elia Casu, Francesco Guerri, The Norman Conquest, Agnes Szelag, Luca Bernard, Carla Bonacci, Giovanni Falvo, Marco Cristofolini, Alessandro Bosetti, Silvia Bolognesi, Helene Labarriere, Nina De haney, Josh Kopeček, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Tra My, Pham Thi Hue, Nguyen Xuan Son aka Sonx, Kim Ngoc, Lotte Anker, Ewald Oberleitner, Jakob Riis, Terje Thiwång, Henrik Frisk, Stefan Östersjö, Burkhard Beins, Jean Demey, Christian Vasseur, Bruno Romani, Fabrizio Testa, Roberto Bertacchini, Roberto Masotti, Gianluca Lo Presti, Massimo Falascone, Roberto Del Piano, Angelo Contini, Filippo Monico, Luca Calabrese, Walter Prati, Mario Arcari, Fabio Volpi, Rosarita Crisafi, Andrea Grossi, Fabio Mina, Pat Moonchy, Ferdinando Faraò, Eloisa Manera, Martin Mayes, Beba Fink, Mia Zebelka, Philippe Petit, Robert Skrzynsky, Chiao-Hua Chang, Christina Ruf, Sophie Fishwick, Paolo Pascolo.

I’ve been touring through Italy, USA, Scotland, UK, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovenja, Belgium, Austria, Vietnam and Croazia.

Some places and festivals I’ve played in: AngelicA (Bologna), Reggia Venaria, (Torino),Piccolo Teatro (Milano), Sala dei Giganti (Padova), Teatro Milanollo (Savigliano), Fondazione Mudima (Milano), Hanoi New Music Festival (Vietnam), Spazio O (Milano), Festival del Cinema Pesaro, Area Sismica, Limmitationes Chilli Festival (A), KlangHaus (A),  Théâtre Mercelis, Bruxelles (BE), Cinema Oblò, Lausanne (CH), Passos Manuel, Porto (Portugal), Klikker Theater, Utrecht (NL), SCHNITTPUNKTE der Musik (A), Drittes Kleines Festival der anderen Art / Reitschule, Bern (CH), Switzerland, Sinister Noise Club, Roma (I), Scatole Sonore / Rialto Santambrogio, Roma (I), McDonough Musem of Arts, Youngstown (Ohio, USA), Museum of Modern Art, Cleveland (Ohio, USA), Occii, Amsterdam (NL), Stubnitz, Amsterdam (NL), ZDB, Lisbon (Portugal), ZXZW Festival, Tilburg (NL), Kinski Club, Berlin (D), Fusion Festival, Neuland (D), Le Gambetta, Paris (F), The Empire Gallery Galvanised Festival, London (UK), The Ivy House, London (UK), Lab12, Vigevano (I), La Generale, Paris (F), L’Embobineuse, Marseille (F), Paradox, Tilburg (Nl), The Prince Albert, Brighton (UK), M-Cardigan Arms, Leeds (UK), De Player, Rotterdam (NL), Coles, Downtown Los Angeles (CA, USA), Oakland (CA, USA), Art Gallery 66 Marie Antoinette, Seattle (WA, USA), Garfield House, Portland (OR, USA), The Basement, San Francisco (CA, USA), Winter Stage, Nevada City (CA, USA), Salt Lake City (UT, USA), Monkey Mania, Denver (CO, USA) Icehouse, Kansas City (MO, USA), Madison (WI, USA), Reversible Eye, Chicago (IL, USA), The Church, Cleveland (OH, USA), The Lime Spider, Akron (OH, USA), Soundlab, Buffalo (NY, USA), AS220, Providence (RI, USA), Midway, Jamaica Plain (MA, USA), Otto’s Shrunken Head Club (New York City, USA), Union Pool (Brooklyn, USA), Big Pink, Philadelphia (PA, USA), The Werehouse, Winston-Salem (NC, USA), Nashville (TN, USA), Dragon’s Deen New Orleans (LA, USA), Hayley’s Club, Denton (TX, USA), Extrapool, Nijmegen (NL), Temporary Art Centre, Eindhoven (NL), Dock 18 (Zurich, CH), Malacarne, Verona (I), Sound Metak, Milano (I), Rdece Zore, Ljubljiana (SLO), Underground Records, Bologna (I), Circolo Arci 40 Watt, Scandicci (I), Sottochiave Night / Sottomarino Giallo, Milano (I), I Sotterranei, Copertino (I), Cinema America, Genova (I), Acquarius Q16, Reggio Emilia (I), XM24, Bologna (I), La Cueva No Art Gallery, Milano (I), Forte Prenestino, Roma (I), Fluc Club Moozak, Wien (AT), Studio Amann, Wien (AT), Postgarage, Graz (AT), home’s shows, where I mostly met great musicians from all over the planet!

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