TAMARA SOLDAN

Italian Singer, fiddle player, performer. Her research moves between Jazz, Improvisation, Contemporary Music, Gregorian Chant, Medieval Music. 
Singer, whose musical studies begin at the age of nine, by playing the violin and at the same time singing in a polyphonic choir, while dealing with a large repertoire from Renaissance Music to the Contemporary one. With this choir she won several International Competitions in Italy and Europe, such as the prestigious “Guido D’Arezzo Preis”. In 1995, she approached jazz music and studied with some of the most great singers and teachers from Italy, USA and UK. She graduated “cum laude” at Conservatory of Music of Adria (Italy) and. The passion of musical research and improvisation brought her to attend the High Musical Specialization in Siena (Italy) with the ECM pianist Stefano Battaglia. Moreover, she studied for his Master at HMTM of Hannover. Aside from the jazz commitment, Tamara holds a soloist role within the Schola Gregoriana “Aurea Luce”, which attempts to Gregorian Chants. She furthermore cooperates with the contemporary music ensemble l’Arsenale Nuova Musica, with which she participated in the Biennale Musica 2010 in Venice and in the prestigious international Festival “Incontri asolani” in Asolo (Italy) with the Luigi Nono’s composition “Diario Polacco N.2. Since 2013, she is based in Berlin where she is definitely part in the Jazz, Experimental and Early Music scene with several artistic projects and collaborations. 
In addition to the activity of musician and singing teacher, she is studying Musicology at the Cremona University (Italy).
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MICHELE PEDRAZZI

Michele Pedrazzi is a media artist and musician born in Verona, Italy, currently living in Berlin. He holds a master in Electronic Music from the Conservatory of Bolzano and a Ph.D. in Semiotics at Umberto Ecos SSSUB in Bologna, with a thesis on improvisation in music. He’s done installative pieces („Cicadas”), theatrical collaborations (for Barok The Great and La Pesatura dei Punti) and art performances (with Marco Mendeni). He has worked as media designer in Italy and Germany with Studio Azzurro, N!03, Teatro del Suono, Asteria, id3d-berlinand Beier+Wellach. With the alias Bob Meanza he has produced several albums, among them: „Three Diamond Ohms“ (Phonoethics, 2013), „OU“ (Aut Records, 2015, with Filipe Dias De) and the work with band Toxydoll („Hawkward“, Aut Records, 2017).

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