Virginia Sutera (violin)
Isidora Edwards (cello)
Alberto Braida (keyboard)
Andrea Bolzoni (guitar)
Doors 7.30 | music 8pm | £10 cash on the door
Virginia Sutera has always been interested in the creation of musical language and the interaction of music with the other arts. His projects, ANSER, the duo with the accordionist Sara Calvanelli, Duo Sutera Novali and the Tuscany Music Revolution are chamber music with an original repertoire between writing and improvisation. He finds it wonderful to create music at the same time as it is being played. He has recorded records for Stradivarius, Aut Records, Dodici Lune, Caligola Records, Loosen records. She has been a guest several times on Radio 3 Rai and Radio Classica with several radio appearances in Italy and abroad. Graduated in violin from the Giuseppe Verdi
Conservatory of Milan, specialised at the Chigiana Academy in Siena and with a master’s degree in musicology and musical heritage from the Università Statale in Milan, she has played both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles in various festivals and Musical Seasons in Italy and abroad and has collaborated with various musicians.
Isidora Edwards is a Chilean cellist, improviser and composer, currently a PhD researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is actively exploring the ways in which women shape their performative praxis in sound under patriarchal biases. As a soloist and in collaboration with artists from different disciplines and ensembles, she has been part of experimental music and contemporary dance festivals internationally, including Soundtrips NRW, Germany, Dara String Festival, Cologne & Berlin, Dança à Deriva ,Brazil, Gráfica Génesis Series, Costa Rica, Ende Tymes Festival of Noise New York, Suture Soven, Soven, Iklectik Ballistik, London, WinterSound Festival, Canterbury. Isidora holds a MMus in Creative Practice from Goldsmiths and is a music performer graduated from the PUC Music Institute, Chile. To date she lives in London with her son Nicanor and is an ANID Becas Chile scholarship holder.
Since the beginning of his activity, Alberto Braida has dedicated himself to improvisation and to the relationship between improvisation and composition.His main projects are: Piano solo, ANSER (Virginia Sutera, Alberto Braida), Giancarlo Locatelli-Alberto Braida duo, Cats In The Kitchen (Alberto Braida, Silvia Bolognesi and Cristiano Calcagnile). He began studying piano at the age of seven and graduated from the G. Nicolini Conservatory in Piacenza. In his career he published several releases for many labels, among them Stradivarius, Clean Feed, We Insist records, Red Toucan, Nuscope, Explico and many other. He has played and collaborated with many musicians performing at numerous festivals in Europe, the United States and Canada. He has often also collaborated with dancers, actors, directors and poets.
Andrea Bolzoni has a background as a jazz guitarist, and has been involved with improvised music for the last 15 years. He has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Electroacoustic Composition from the Milan Conservatory, and is currently a PhD student in AI and Music Creativity at The Open University. Andrea was a member and co-founder of Swedish Mobilia and Raw Frame, and performed in clubs and festivals in Italy, France and Eastern Europe. He released a solo album in 2015, ‘amI?’, and more recently ‘Music from the Lounge’, in duo with Francesco Zago, for Creative Sources. Some of his electroacoustic compositions have been performed at the Sound and Music Computing Conference, New York Electroacoustic Music Festival, and Festival Artescienza.