Parlanno Esmesurato by Martin Arnold

Renowned Italian violinist Silvia Tarozzi makes her first visit to Toronto to perform two major solo works written especially for her. The concert will feature the world premiere of Toronto-based composer Martin Arnold’s parlanno esmesurato, which involves Ms. Tarozzi singing a setting of O iubelo del core, written by the 13th century Italian poet Jacopone da Todi, while playing the violin. Ms. Tarozzi will also perform “Occam Océan II” for violin (pour Silvia) by the utterly singular French composer Éliane Radigue.

The concert is a co-production of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Arraymusic, and Martin Arnold.

Silvia Tarozzi is a violinist, improviser and composer. She studied violin in Bologna Italy) first with Luigi Rovighi and then with Enzo Porta with whom she went on to form a violin duo for a short period.

She then moved to Paris, where she studied with Jeanne Marie Conquer (Ensemble Intercontemporain) and Patrick Bismuth (baroque violin).

She is a member of the french Dedalus Ensemble, which has worked with many American and European composers (Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Jürg Frey, Michael Pisaro, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Sebastien Roux, Catherine Lamb etc.).

As an improviser she performed in solo and with musicians as Joel Grip, Sofia Jernberg, Pierre Borel, Eve Risser, Tristan Honsinger, David S. Ware, Makoto Sato, Deborah Walker, Toma Gouband, Edoardo Marraffa, Antonio Borghini, Benjamin Duboc, Géraldine Keller, Frantz Loriot, Thollem McDonas and many others.

Her research on sound and instrumental gestures, based on her own experiences as an improviser, finds expression in several collaborations with composers as Éliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, Pascale Criton, Philip Corner, Tim Parkinson, Cassandra Miller, Pierre-Yves Macé, Malcolm Goldstein, Martin Arnolds.

Since 15 years she has a string duo with italian cellist Deborah Walker.

She performed in solo and in string duo in many Festival and venues: IRCAM Institute in Paris, Biennale Venezia Musica (IT), Ausland (Berlin), Oslo10 (Basel), Logos Foundation (Ghent), Center for Contemporary Art (Dijon), Angelica Festival (Bologna), the RedCat (Los Angeles), Mills College (Oackland), CalArts (Valencia), UCSB (Santa Barbara), Center for new Music (San Francisco), Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), BBC Tectonics Festival (Glasgow), LCMF (London), Casa del lago and French Institute (Mexico City), Louth Contemporary Festival (Ireland) and many others.

Her concerts were broadcasted by France Music and BBC.

Since 2012, she coordinates the activities of the “Piccolo Coro Angelico” children choir: a permanent workshop of vocal and musical experimentation for children, held at the Centro di Ricerca Musicale – Teatro San Leonardo (Bologna, IT). The choir collaborated and/or performed musics by Giovanna Marini, Alvin Curran, Philip Corner, Malcolm Goldstein, Tristan Honsinger, Sean Bergin, Moondog, Luciano Berio and created many original compositions.

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