a tribute to the 250° anniversary of beethoven's birth
I could not end my 2020 without a tribute to Beethoven, a giant on whose works I spent endless hours of study. The album is divided into two groups of songs: "Light Shifting" set and "Moon Drifting" set. The "Light Shifting" ones are sketches created on short bass fragments taken from the Adagio Sostenuto of the Sonata, repeated in a loop, with a hypnotic and spectral tone. The "Moon Drifting" ones are again based on loops taken from the same source, but played by acoustic instruments, piano, and string quartet, performing a series of rigorous canons with an elegiac and romantic tone. I chose only 3 songs for each set for this album: it is in fact a work in progress, of vast proportions, who I expect to end in 2027 when the 200th anniversary of Beethoven's death will be celebrated. These 6 pieces are preceded by a Piano Song freely inspired by the Moonlight Sonata and followed by Beethoven's original Adagio Sostenuto, but proposed with contemporary sounds.
Composed together with my husband Enrico Belli and Released on December 2020 by 1631 Recordings