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Elisabetta Antonini Marcella Carboni – Harp & Voice


Elisabetta Antonini: voice and live electronics

Marcella Carboni: harp and live electronics

Blue Serge (2011)


A project unique in its genre, Nuance is the product of a creative encounter between a harp and a voice which explores the numerous timbric expressive shades of two acoustic instruments enriched by the use of ambient electronic effects created by filters and other sound modulators. The music incorporates elements of jazz, songwriting, classical music and improvisation, shifting elegantly between original pieces and compositions by Ralph Towner, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Jobim and Guinga.

The duo has performed at numerous prestigious Jazz Festivals, such as Tuscia in Jazz Summer, Nuoro Jazz, International Festival of Contemporary Jazz at Casa del Jazz, Auditorium Parco della Musica, as well as at the Festival Internacional de Jazz de Madrid, in Hong Kong and at the Harp Festival di Rio de Janeiro.

Additionally, the duo has given a number of live national radio performances, at Radio Social Club on Radio Rai 2 (Italy), Tele Radio Stereo, Isorario Radio Rai, as well on Officina del Jazz with Gegè Telesforo, who dedicated a full episode to the duo.

Album Review

Marcella Carboni plays his instrument like a small orchestra, drawing on all the opportunities that the forty-seven bows and six pedals can offer. On this fabric, Elisabetta Antonini expresses herself with elegance and naturalness, performing in improvisations of incomparable beauty.
- Luciano Vanni