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Silvia Tarozzi - Mi specchio e rifletto
Silvia Tarozzi - Mi specchio e rifletto
Silvia Tarozzi - Mi specchio e rifletto
Silvia Tarozzi - Mi specchio e rifletto
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Silvia Tarozzi, inspired by the poet Alda Merini and her studies with composer Garret List, worked with intimate personal history to write songs of love, motherhood, and the mystery hidden behind the curtain of everyday life.  Over the course of nearly a decade, Tarozzi practiced setting the poetry of Alda Merini to music and then replacing it with her own to reflect her own life experiences. As a result, ‘Mi specchio e rifletto’ feels both poetic and earnestly autobiographical.  

A longtime collaborator of Eliane Radigue and a talented free improvisor, Tarozzi inspires as sensitive awareness while echoing progressive music forebearers.  Past masterpieces reverberate throughout: the gentle chamber explorations of Penguin Cafe Orchestra, the science fiction of Franco Battiato’s 'Fetus', the abstract free jazz flourishes of Maria Monti’s 'Il Bestiario', the sweetness of Caterina Caselli’s 'Primavera'.

As a solo performer, Tarozzi has collaborated with composers Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, Pascale Criton, Cassandra Miller and Martin Arnold. Her musical approach was particularly influenced by the work and friendship with Oliveros. In duo with Deborah Walker, and as a member of Ensemble Dedalus, she has worked with Christian Wolff, Jürg Frey, Michael Pisaro, Catherine Lamb, Sébastien Roux, and many others. She previously released Philip Corner 'Extreemizms: early & late' on Unseen Worlds in 2018.

 

Press

Pitchfork (7.8 Review):
“a nuanced investigation of the divine feminine, refracting the quotidian weight of womanhood through an improvisor’s prism…
...in vocalizing what she sees in the mirror, Tarozzi makes herself more visible. The theme carries throughout the record as she shifts between diaphanous contemporary-classical flutters and murky synth gnarls, illuminating the complex emotional specifics of motherhood and life as a working musician… 
….Tarozzi speaks to a larger, often invisible web of women and the shared experiences of their private lives.”

The Quietus
A suite of luxurious avant-garde songs and sketches by a long time collaborator with Eliane Radigue. The label write up compares this to Maria Monti’s Il Bestiario and Franco Battiato, and these are spot-on references”

2LP TRACK LIST

SIDE A
1. Al cancello (4:27)    
2. La forza del canto (2:43)
3. La sostanza dell’affetto (5:36)    
4. Mi specchio e rifletto (3:09)

SIDE B
5. Domina (4:28)    
6. Hai nella bocca un silenzio (3:36)    
7. Astuta (2:24)    
8. Spazio (4:32)

SIDE C
9. … e non volevi le ali (1:40)    
10. Che cos’è una primavera (2:46)
11. Siedimi accanto (3:12)    
12. L’assenza (3:33)    
13. Al balcone (0:49)

SIDE D
14. Sembra neve (5:01)    
15. Parlavi di un bambino (2:08)    
16. xxx Anna (5:40)

Catalog No: UW031LP

Silvia Tarozzi, inspired by the poet Alda Merini and her studies with composer Garret List, worked with intimate personal history to write songs of love, motherhood, and the mystery hidden behind the curtain of everyday life.  Over the course of nearly a decade, Tarozzi practiced setting the poetry of Alda Merini to music and then replacing it with her own to reflect her own life experiences. As a result, ‘Mi specchio e rifletto’ feels both poetic and earnestly autobiographical.  

A longtime collaborator of Eliane Radigue and a talented free improvisor, Tarozzi inspires as sensitive awareness while echoing progressive music forebearers.  Past masterpieces reverberate throughout: the gentle chamber explorations of Penguin Cafe Orchestra, the science fiction of Franco Battiato’s 'Fetus', the abstract free jazz flourishes of Maria Monti’s 'Il Bestiario', the sweetness of Caterina Caselli’s 'Primavera'.

As a solo performer, Tarozzi has collaborated with composers Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, Pascale Criton, Cassandra Miller and Martin Arnold. Her musical approach was particularly influenced by the work and friendship with Oliveros. In duo with Deborah Walker, and as a member of Ensemble Dedalus, she has worked with Christian Wolff, Jürg Frey, Michael Pisaro, Catherine Lamb, Sébastien Roux, and many others. She previously released Philip Corner 'Extreemizms: early & late' on Unseen Worlds in 2018.

 

Press

Pitchfork (7.8 Review):
“a nuanced investigation of the divine feminine, refracting the quotidian weight of womanhood through an improvisor’s prism…
...in vocalizing what she sees in the mirror, Tarozzi makes herself more visible. The theme carries throughout the record as she shifts between diaphanous contemporary-classical flutters and murky synth gnarls, illuminating the complex emotional specifics of motherhood and life as a working musician… 
….Tarozzi speaks to a larger, often invisible web of women and the shared experiences of their private lives.”

The Quietus
A suite of luxurious avant-garde songs and sketches by a long time collaborator with Eliane Radigue. The label write up compares this to Maria Monti’s Il Bestiario and Franco Battiato, and these are spot-on references”

2LP TRACK LIST

SIDE A
1. Al cancello (4:27)    
2. La forza del canto (2:43)
3. La sostanza dell’affetto (5:36)    
4. Mi specchio e rifletto (3:09)

SIDE B
5. Domina (4:28)    
6. Hai nella bocca un silenzio (3:36)    
7. Astuta (2:24)    
8. Spazio (4:32)

SIDE C
9. … e non volevi le ali (1:40)    
10. Che cos’è una primavera (2:46)
11. Siedimi accanto (3:12)    
12. L’assenza (3:33)    
13. Al balcone (0:49)

SIDE D
14. Sembra neve (5:01)    
15. Parlavi di un bambino (2:08)    
16. xxx Anna (5:40)

Catalog No: UW031LP

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