Two voices and their bodily singing. An instant composing performance that hugs, regenerates and cuts into pieces the whole sound spectrum.
A mysterious journey through heterogeneous vocals possibilities.
Contemporary poet’s scripts made out of a profane taste dressed up with ritual mysticism.
Primordial and futuristic as well.
DALILA KAYROS: Musician, Vocal researcher, Composer, improviser. Her last effort ’Nuhk’’ released by dEN Records on 2013 and supported by an Italian and European tour got greats feedbacks in the worldwide underground scene. She performed at many festivals like ‘’Signal’’, ‘’Muviments’’ etc. She work with the avant-prog band ‘’SYK’’ and collaborates with Stefano Ferrian, Simon Balestrazzi, Gianluca Becuzzi and many others. ‘’Tempo Reale Festival2013’’ award with Filippo Mereu. Actually a main figure in the Italian experimental music scene and the vocal researchers.
CLAUDIO MILANO: Singer, composer and music-therapist. Author and interpreter of music designed also for the theatre, dance theatre, performaces, video-installations. Between 2003 and 2011 he wrote soundtracks for installations and theatrical shows represented in Europe and USA. He published 13 albums and a dvd, cooperating with musicians of the international avant scene like Elliott Sharp, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto, Dana Colley, Ralph Carney, Nik Turner, Dieter Moebius, Arrington De Dionyso, Paolo Tofani, Ares Tavolazzi, Walter Calloni, Angelo Manzotti, Albert Kuvezin.
Rara Avis is an electro-acoustic ensemble featuring Ken Vandermark (reeds), Stefano Ferrian (saxophones), Simone Quatrana (piano), SEC_ (analogue revox/instant sound treatment) and Luca Pissavini (double bass).
Their first release “Mutations/Multicellulars Mutations” has been featured in the Squidco’s Top 40 for 2013 and it’s actually sold out.
Ken Vandermark has been elected Chicagoans of the year 2012.
Rara Avis successfully toured Europe the last year playing some shows in Italy, Austria, Czech Republic and Poland.
Here as follows the Vandermark’s opinions about the project:
“I’m extremely excited about the group for a number of reasons: the band is a cooperative, without a designated leader, everyone’s ideas and playing caries equal weight; the Italian members of Rara Avis are part of a new generation of players who are very knowledgeable about contemporary developments in improvised and composed music; and the fields of sound the ensemble explores are unique in terms of texture, velocity, dynamics- the traditional hierarchies of what instrument is “melodic,” what instrument supplies “rhythm,” are so turned on their head and blurred that it is often impossible to identify the creative sources at work during a performance. These things, and many others that the group incorporates into its music, make Rara Avis a special band for me, and most certainly for fans of modern improvised music.”
“[…] They all have a great instinct to let the silences ring and yet never let a moment get wasted. One of my favourite listens so far this year”
(Philip Coombs – FreeJazzBlog.org)
“[…] No matter how abstract tjis all gets, there’s plenty of warmth in the musician’s attentiveness to one another, and there’s little risk to the open-minded listener of alienation, much less boredom[…]”
(Tim Owen – DalstonSound)
“[…] This album is far better than any other free jazz record I have heard in a long time.”
(JS – JazzMusicArchives.com)