Join us for this experimental gig of composed and improvised music and poetry!
Second set features The Beigel Band
Emily Suzanne Shapiro : bass clarinet
Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser : piano
Sofia Vaisman-Maturana : ‘cello
Constanza Pellicci : voice
Natalia Figueroa : poetry
Emily Suzanne Shapiro is a bass clarinet and clarinet player dedicated to exploring and creating new music. Originally from Canada, Emily pursued her studies across the country, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Academy of Music, Concordia University and the Domaine Forget academy. Emily has a special love for the sound and scope of bass instruments and constantly pushes the limits of what she can do on bass clarinet.
Alongside performing contemporary music on bass clarinet, Emily is involved in many other musical endeavours. Composing and improvising are central to her career, and she has been an active performer of Balinese gamelan for 10 years and has also explored jazz and electroacoustics. She is always seeking out new artistic experiences to enrich and motivate her work.
Outside of music, Emily loves gardening, running, drinking whisky and making friends with animals
Sofia Vaisman-Maturana : born in Santiago, Chile 1993. Is a poet and composer, she has a MA in Music Composition, King’s College of London (2019), she has had several profesional premieres of her work such as: ‘Anuari’ for Orchestra at the Netzahuacoyotl hall (Mexico City, 2014) or ‘Un puro en el Bellas Artes’ for classical guitar (Valparaiso, Chile) in 2016. She has also composed for some theatre plays such as ‘Bariona, Or, The Son of Thunder’ written by Jean-Paul Sartre, and ’Alegria’ written and directed by Roxana Gomez. As a cellist, she has had formal and informal education since the age of 12, becoming familiar with various kinds of repertoire. She’s part of the London Improvisers Orchestra, the Lonely Impulse Collective, and has played in several improvisation gigs around London and Chile. She has published two poetry books: ‘Pasillos de tiempos precoces’ (2015) and ‘No le pongaos nombre a lo nuestro’ (2018), she was awarded with the Victorina Press Poetry Award in 2018. Currently she is a PhD candidate in Music Composition at KCL of London.
Constanza Pellicci is a voice performance artist from Córdoba, Argentina. She studied music and philosophy at the University of Córdoba and a Master degree in Contemporary Artistic Practices at the University of San Martín, Buenos Aires. Parallel to her academic education, she has developed an artistic research in human voice, dance and somatic techniques as improviser and performer, integrating different dimentions of her interdisciplinary training through videos, performances, concerts and site specific installations. Her work has been presented in visual and sound arts exhibits, biennials and national and international festivals of experimental music.
She has recorded experimental music albums released by Sudamericana Electronica, INB, Habitable and Golden Monkey Records.
As a teacher, she explores the possibilities of human voice in scene through improvisation in different educational institutions and voice-movemet workshops.
She has been active performing and organizing concerts in the improvised music scene in Cordoba and Buenos Aires with national and international collaborations for the last 15 years.
Natalia Figueroa (Chile, 1983). Bachelor, MA and PhD in Literature at Universidad de Chile. Her poetry book “Una mujer sola siempre llama la atención en un pueblo” (Chile, 2014; Spain, 2017), won the Best Poetry Book Prize in 2015 awarded by the Minister of Culture in Chile. She translated from the modern greek Το τραγούδι της αδελφής μου and Ημερολόγια Εξορίας, both from Yannis Ritsos, and Με το πρόσωπο στον τοίχο, from Miltos Sahtouris. In 2018 was published her research “Ideologías excluyentes en la literatura chilena” (Exclusionary ideologies in Chilean literature). She is a co-organizer of the Female Writers Meeting “Islas nuevas”, of “Poemas para náufragos y viajeros”, both in Chile, and of the international women’s meeting “Mount Sappho”. In 2021 she published her second book of poems, “Experimentos acerca de la repetición de los días”.