"Singin' in the brain" includes original compositions by the band, jazz standards and songs from different repertoires. StandHard 3io's and Silvia Donati's natural and instinctive approach to improvisation, as a compositional and performing process, and an experimental attitude have been the key-factors in the work of re-inventing the choosen material. Decisions about arrangements have been reduced to the minimum level, in order to allow a truly free and open atmosphere to emerge.
The whole game is based on a deep research on the interplay between the 4 musicians, so the constant tension between agreement and dis-agreement of simultaneous musical gestures become the very core of the entire project. Standhard 3io use to take a lot of risk while playing; the structures (rhythm, harmony, melody, form, dynamics, etc.. ) are often deformed and de-constructed revealing a kind of 'punk' attitude, like the childish joy to unscrew the toy, jazz language being only a part of the mixture; just a medium and not an aesthetic axiom.
The tunes' atmosphere covers a wide expressive range, goin' from minimal landscapes to overcrowded textures, from ironical and acid sketches to meditations on deep themes.
Silvia Donati, with her great sensitivity and original vocal skill, join the game bending melodies and structures with great creativity and providing a lot of emotional content.
- bass and effects
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