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@ Dal Verme
Via Luchino dal Verme 8 – Pigneto
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LAURIE AMAT -VOICEWORKS
Voice improvisation and voicenoise – Electronic voice looping.
(coro di testi d’ora, @roma, in euskara / Eroman jasotako kantuak, euskaraz, koruan)
– CKOROMA è un progetto di canto corale e disgiunto, a Roma, mò, in lingua basca.
– LAURIE AMAT has been called “The Voice on Everyone’s Lips”. She explores the broad possibilities of voice, breath and body in live performance, recording and multimedia. Ms. Amat’s approach to singing has always stemmed from the power of the voice as an instrument which conveys natural human emotion. The result is a visceral and sensual exploration, which continually challenges boundaries.
She performs a wide range of music including modern chamber and opera works, experimental structured and improvised solo and ensemble works, punk rock and popular song. Ms. Amat has sung everywhere from living rooms, clubs and underground pubs to galleries, cathedrals, castles, movie palaces, bunkers, tunnels and symphony halls. Ms. Amat is also well known and respected for her solo and collaborative performances throughout Europe, with critically acclaimed appearances in festivals, symposia and technical artworks.
Her present projects include live electronic noise work, collaborations with Czech scholar/keyboardist Mirek Vodražka and NY improvisation trio SWIRM (percussionist David Grollman and trumpet player Brad Henkel) and noise duo with Darryl Shawn. She is also developing performances with Diane Douglas’ PHASER CHORDS program based on the late computer music pioneer and long time collaborator Max Mathews’ experimental PHASER FILTER system.
Recent appearances include multiple performances in Prague’s Alternativa Festival 2011 and Club Eschschloraque in Berlin, the California NOISEFEST and LOOPFEST music festivals, and multiple performances in vocalist Bob Marsh’s Music in Motion series at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco.
Ms. Amat’s experimental checkered past also includes performances and recordings with The Residents including her vocal direction/vocals for the critically acclaimed Residents’ Freak Show performed in Prague and Ty’s Freak Show in collaboration with Todd Rundgren, the 1997 Alternativa Festival (Solo and with TonTon Macoutes), numerous Czech and American instrumentalist/electronic artists including the Sad Song Singers with Lina Baby of Deutsche Nepal and Albin Julius of Der Blutarsch, MATMOS and soundtracks for independent directors Chip Lord, Paul Bartel, Alex Cox(Sid and Nancy) and Finnish filmmaker/director Ilppo Pohjola.
In addition to her extensive solo voicework, she has collaborated with a wide range of groups and performers including film/music group Overdub Club, guitarist Lucio Menegon, The Ambassador of Trouts (Adrian Gormley) and the international music project World Opera. (Tromso, Norway).
As a composer she has created music for film, dance and multimedia works, including Frieder Weiss’ Blau Fluss for the Goethe Institute, Jakub Kalousec’s Flipping, Cecil B. Feeder’s documentary Our Lady of Tamale and 21 Grand’s installation of Joanie Blank’s Faces of Ecstacy.