Elisabetta Antonini – Marcella Carboni
A project unique in its genre, Nuance is the product of a creative encounter between a harp and a voice which explores the numerous timbric expressive shades of two acoustic instruments enriched by the use of ambient electronic effects created by filters and other sound modulators. The music incorporates elements of jazz, songwriting, classical music and improvisation, shifting elegantly between original pieces and compositions by Ralph Towner, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Jobim and Guinga.
The duo has performed at numerous prestigious Jazz Festivals, such as Tuscia in Jazz Summer, Nuoro Jazz, International Festival of Contemporary Jazz at Casa del Jazz, Auditorium Parco Della Musica, as well as at the Festival Internacional de Jazz de Madrid, in Hong Kong and at the Harp Festival di Rio de Janeiro.
Additionally, the duo has given a number of live national radio performances, at Radio Social Club on Radio Rai 2 (Italy), Tele Radio Stereo, Isorario Radio Rai, as well on Officina del Jazz with Gegè Telesforo, who dedicated a full episode to the duo.
Elisabetta Antonini. Winner of the prestigious Top Jazz Awards for Best New Talent in the italian monthly publication Musica Jazz, Antonini is distinguished by her busy concert schedule which has seen her collaborate with important artists such as Kenny Wheeler, Paul McCandless, Paolo Fresu and Enrico Pieranunzi.
Drawing from her in-depth studies of American and European vocal jazz, she has developed a personal style which is both intriguing and enchanting and has proven to have a wide-ranging, versatile approach in her many and diverse solo projects. Vocalist, composer, arranger and bandleader, she is the first Italian jazz singer to sign for the prestigious label Candid Records.
Marcella Carboni. Considered one of the most active jazz harpists in Europe, Carboni’s performances are often defined as a balance between jazz and European music, played with impeccable technique and enchanting sound. Despite a strong dedication to Afro-American music, she kept exploring all contemporary styles. Marcella Carboni has been participating with her electro-acoustic harp in seminars, workshops, jazz and postgraduate studies in Italy and abroad. She took part in movie and theatre projects, and her collaborations in the jazz field have been frequent and prestigious. Besides her intense musical activity, she is also engaged in teaching jazz harp in Italian harp music schools, Conservatories and clinics.