Felicita Brusoni (b. 1986, Italy) is a contemporary soprano, vocal performer and a PhD student in Music with specialization in voice at Malmö Academy of Music, University of Lund (Sweden) carrying on a practice-based research project about extended vocal techniques.
She studied opera singing at the R. Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna (Italy) while obtaining a Bachelor Degree in DAMS – Disciplines of Arts, Music and Performative Arts (2010). Then, she earned a Bachelor Degree (2014) in Singing, and a first-class Master Degree (2017) in Vocal Chamber Music (focused on Lieder and contemporary music repertoire) from the Music Conservatory in La Spezia (Italy), where she also began to study the French horn.
As a performer, she improved in contemporary singing with Nicholas Isherwood and Alda Caiello.
Through collaborations with composers (such as Corajod, Corrado, Curran, Elias, Globokar, Nicoli) and attending different labs focused on contemporary music (she has been voice in residence in Stefano Gervasoni’s workshops), she started to explore the melting of different languages, incorporating various components in her performances, from visual arts to electronics. Over the last years, she started to work with sound, video, graphic novels and visual artists.
She has sung premières written for her in national and international festivals, such as Biennale di Venezia, Camino Contro Corrente, Contrasti MotoContrario (Trento), Livorno Music Festival, Lund Contemporary, Musica Futura (L’Aquila), New Made Week, New Music Project San Marino, Rive Gauche, Rondò by Divertimento Ensemble, Sound Spaces (Malmö), Suoni Inauditi (Livorno), Stockhausen-Konzerte und -Kurse Kürten.
She is part of Helmut Duo (with pianist Matteo Bogazzi) and Vox Nova Italia vocal ensemble.
In 2018 she won the “Best Singer” Prize at San Marino New Music Project and in 2019 she won, in duo with Victor Andrini, the “Special Jury” Prize for the performance of Indianerlieder by Karlheinz Stockhausen at “Note tra i calanchi” Festival in Bagnoregio, Italy.
From the grammar of Dreams (1988)
voice and electronics
Mouthpiece II (2002)
Sempri ‘cca sugnu (2019)
voice and live electronics
Michael Edward Edgerton
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