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Naples, February 8th 1980.

Italian  composer of electronic and experimental music, extended techniques vocalist and performer, writer, and blues singer. Romina Daniele's solo artist career started in 2005, awarding the Demetrio Stratos International Award for musical experimentation for the emerging artist best project. In the same year, Daniele released Diffrazioni Sonore, a complex album project focused on the relationship between improvisation by extended vocal techniques and construction by new compositional technologies published in the 2010 by RDM Records. During the last years, the award has been given for the Career to the artists Diamanda Galàs e Meredith Monk, Fred Frith, Fatima Miranda.
In the 2008 she released the second record Aisthànomai, il Dramma della Coscienza (cd, 2008), for voice and electronics,
in which the sound research and the sonic composition, as in the field of vocalism as in that of electronics music, are the main elements.

She has also published in

the 2010 for the book

publishing label RDM

Records the collected

poems Poesie 1995-2005 (e-book/book;

Italian and English bilingual Edition) and

the essayes Il dialogo con la materia

disintegrata e ricomposta, un'analisi di

Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) di Luciano Berio and Il luogo della musica nell'audio-visione (e-book/books, Italian).

She has been presenting her work and research since 2005 at many national and international festival like Arezzo Wave, Electronika, Aterforum, 5 Giornate per la Nuova Musica, Intermidia Festival, Silence, Salone Internazionale del Libro, London Hoxton Festival.

In 2010 e 2011, she has been a finalist at ‘Premio Nazionale delle Arti' (Arts National Award) for Electronic Music and

New Technologies, representing the Conservatorio di Milano. In 2011 she has been awarded with the Arci Award  

for musical experimentation presenting her new

work  Spannung.

[Photo by Matteo Nieddu;

 october-november 2007]

Notes from the Press

Deteiled chronology

In the middle of 2013, she founded the band with which mainly pays homage to the greatest women of rhythm and blues, «to bring back and bring up that unique and originary strength, passion and pain, today forgotten especially in Europe; that is one thing with my deeper work» (Romina Daniele, Il Giornale, april 2013, Italian Press). The band has been performing since may 2013 all over the Milan area.

 

At the end of 2015 she published SPANNUNG

Born in Naples and living in Milan, Romina Daniele has carried on studies about history, methodology of art, cinema, photography and aesthetics and modern singing; since 2000 she has collaborated with ensembles of various kinds (blues, jazz, experimental, contemporary), devoting herself to the study and the research of vocal production ability and carrying out laboratory activities and teaching. Doctor in History of Arts, degreed Cum Laude in Cinema Studies, supervised by professor Augusto Sainati, with a thesis on the relation between sound, music and images. She is currently studying Sound Technologies at Conservatory of Milan, with Riccardo Sinigaglia, Alessandro Melchiorre, Giovanni Cospito; she has attended at many workshops and seminars among which we can mention those of Meredith Monk, Trevor Wishart, David Moss, Annette Vande Gorne.

All the studies carried on in poetry, music, vocalism, theatre and art, have been fundamental for the production of the records.The main elements are: the sound research and the sound composition, as in the field of vocalism as in that of electronic music, the exploration of the sound waves in frequency and time domain.

The voice in its differing, unexpected and sudden shades, dominates a sign universe, in which faraway melodies and ancient calls meet contemporaneous  technologies of composition; weaving the way to explore the perception territories  and its processes.

Between construction and dismantling, composition and instinct, Romina Daniele performs the tragedy of consciousness in an open comparison with the listener. ess

To find the human awareness (by man on man), or the reasons for its absence.

Romina Daniele has been working on her new album and on the book Solo Voice, essay on the vocal discourse since 2009. The works will be released on RDM Records in 2012.

NOTES FROM THE PRESS

 

«The voice and the sound are so pure are so well performed that literally take the breath away.» (M. Marchini)

«Romina is able skinning the skin from the emotions until it comes to the bare flesh, destabilizing the listener who will be undoubtedly marked by the experience.» (L. Rapetti).

«Romina Daniele stands in front of the audience stimulating it and creating fascinating and shivering sounds, throwing the listener in a "lyrics-voice-music" spiral that oblige us to confront with ourselves.» (A. Arena)

«We can notice not only a great vocal ability - power and versatility – but a great talent interpreting the sense of music.» (D. Capuano)

DetaileD CHRONOLOGical Biography

 

1987-1993. Classical dance lessons.

1993-2000. Classical guitar lessons with composer Antonio Sozio.

1995-2005. She devotes her self to poetry, writing of tales and songs, painting and photography.

1997. Diploma in Solfeggio, musical theory and dictation.

1998-2005. History and methodology of art studies.

2000-2003. Singing lessons with Auli Kokko.

2000-2005. She occasionally takes part in various bands (blues, jazz, experimental, contemporary).

2005. She produces Diffrazioni Sonore.

November - wins Demetrio Stratos International Award for musical experimentation, 2005 edition, theme: “vocalism and research”. She receives the award at MEI – Faenza (Ravenna) during a meeting/seminar with Diamanda Galas.

[During the last years the award has been given for the Career to the artists Diamanda Galàs (2005), Meredith Monk (2006-2007), Fred Frith (2008), Fatima Miranda (2009); not given for the new artists.]

2006-2007. She devotes herself to the study and the research of vocal production ability. Works on Aisthànomai, il Dramma della Coscienza.

Experimental vocal laboratories and individual lessons at Crams School of Music.

2006. July - she plays at Arezzo Wave Love Festival, presented by Insound magazine.

2007. March – takes part in the Electronika Festival promoted by Fondazione MM&T of Milan. June - during ATERFORUM Festival (Ferrara) is ideally awarded for the second edition of Demetrio Stratos Award; career award given to Meredith Monk.

2008. Degree in history of cinema presenting a thesis with the title of "Music in audiovision".

March – presents her vocal research at "Milano: 5 days for the new music” festival.

April - presents her vocal research at "intermidia" festival in Banskà Bystrica and Žilina.

2009. March – presents her vocal research at "Milano: 5 days for the new music” festival.

New Technologies and Music studies at the Milan Conservatory.

2010 She starts a collaboration with RDM Records publishing where all her works are available.

She publishes for the RDM record and book publishing the Poesie 1995-2005 and the essayes Il dialogo con la materia disintegrata e ricomposta, un'analisi di Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) di Luciano Berio and Il luogo della musica nell'audio-visione.

She ranks among the eight finalists at ‘Premio Nazionale delle Arti' for Electronic Music and New Technologies, with the composition La Prova, taken from Aisthànomai, il Dramma della Coscienza (cd, RD/RDM Records, 2008).

2010-2011. Works on the new record Spannung, and on the essay Voce Sola (Solo Voice).

2011. She ranks among the finalists at ‘Premio Nazionale delle Arti' for Electronic Music and New Technologies, with the unpublished composition La Natura Assente, which will be published soon with the third record.

Wins the Arci Award for Musical Experimentation promoted by Centro Musica Contemporanea in collaboration with Arci.

January - the composition La Natura Assente has been performed at Silence International Festival of Acousmatic Music in Bari. April - It was part of the spatialized acousmatic music performance at the San Fedele Auditorium (Milan) on the new Acousmonium SATOR composed of 50 speakers.

2012 Between May and September, she presents her new work at Salone Internazionale del libro (Torino) and the Hoxton Festival (London).

2013-2015- She works in the Blues, with concerts all over the Milan area.

2015. Continues to work on the new record Spannung, released on December the 24th, and on the essay Voce Sola (Solo Voice) which will be pubblished soon.

 

 

  © ROMINA DANIELE 2015