Credits @ Elena Marras

Credits @ Elena Marras

about

 

Singer, composer and producer born in Rome in 1991. Classically trained since childhood, she turns to jazz at the age of 17.

Studies voice and jazz in Italy and Belgium with relevant musicians and teachers of the european and american scene (Elisabetta Antonini, Diana Torto, Lynn Cassiers, John Taylor, Lionel Loueke, Frank Vaganeè, Bo Van Der Werf, Dré Pallemaerts, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Theo Bleckmann, Antonio Sanchez, Sheila Jordan, David Kikosky, Danilo Perez, Eric Thielemans, Joey Blake, Franco D’Andrea). Graduates at the Lemmensinstituut of Leuven in jazz singing and participates to various masterclasses and camps all over Europe.

In 2017 she graduates cum laude at the Sonic Arts Masters at University of Tor Vergata, focused on sound engineering, electronic and electroacoustic music composition and performance, with a thesis titled “Voice and Electronics” on the interaction between voice and electronic sound and technology.

Winner of the 2015’s edition of the International Jazz Competition for Singing Musicians “Voicingers”, wins a discographic contract with Slovak label Hevhetia.

Her style is a unique combination of voice and electronics, from live improvisations using synths, kaosspads and effects, to jazz and dark rock influences, synth-pop and songwriting.

“In Other Words I Am Three”, her first discographic project, has been released in March 2015 by the Belgian label Ragtime Production.

It features Hendrik Lasure (piano), Matteo Pastorino (alto and bass clarinets), Simone Schirru (guitar), Francesco Galatro (double bass) and Armando Luongo (drums).

In 2017 she releases a new record called "Amber Haze", published and distributed by Hevhetia (Slovakia), a collage of original compositions by her and freely improvised tracks that brings together acoustic and electronic sounds. "Amber Haze" features Hendrik Lasure on piano and electronics and Casper Van de Velde on drums. 

Member of the electronic duo ELK, based in Rome. Their first EP “Fluo” has been released in 2017 by Saetta Dischi. She sings and composes for the roman synth-pop/indietronica band Monkey Tempura; their first record, "ready / set / go!", published in 2017 by Filibusta Record, will soon be followed by a new release and tour. 

She is active as an electroacoustic composer. In 2016 one of her pieces, M.I.N.D, has been selected for a performance at the Festival Paesaggio Sonoro by the prestigious “Accademia Filarmonica Romana” in Rome. 

Finally, she has recently joined Calcutta, famous italian indie songwriter as a background vocalist (Stadio Francioni, Latina, Arena di Verona). 

Also works as a vocalist for cinema and tv series (Ask The Storybots - Netflix, Super Monsters - Netflix). 

 

 

 
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concerts

 

Credits @ Fabio Germinario

 credits @ Stijn Heyvaert

credits @ Stijn Heyvaert

AMBER HAZE

 

Francesca Palamidessi - voice & live electronics

Hendrik Lasure - piano, rhodes & live electronics

Casper Van de Velde - drums

Released by Hevhetia (2017). 

Amber Haze is a band that brings together radical improvisation, electronics and songwriting. It is a territory for experimenting with new languages, with both improvised and composed music, with a special attention to the vocal instrument. All songs and either freely improvised or composed by the author. The record features an original sound collage of acoustic and electronic sounds. 

 
 

 Credits @ Dayana Montesano

Credits @ Dayana Montesano

MONKEY TEMPURA

 

Francesca Palamidessi - voice, composition

Francesco De Palma - bass, composition

Carlo Ferro - synth, keys

Shanti Colucci - drums

 

Alternative/Indietronica band based in Rome. Their first record "ready / set / go!", released in November 2017 (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome) has brought up a lot of interest in the alternative scene in Rome. They are currently touring and working on their second release. 

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LIVE ELECTRONICS / impro

 

OTHERS

 

SWINGALICIOUS BIG BAND (BRUSSELS) - FB: swingalicious big band brussels 

ELK (ROME) - FB: elk