Artist: Quartetto Sharareh Ft. Livia Reali on Voice
Title: “In Your Mind”
Label: Redwood Recordings
Number of tracks: 05
Format: Digital download 5 tracks
Cat. Numb.: RR-20
Worldwide Distribution: The Orchard
File under: Neoclassica / Pop/ Ambient / Cinematic
1. IN YOUR MIND feat. Livia Reali on Voice
2. LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SUN
3. SWEET DREAMS
5. IN YOUR MIND (naked version)
IN YOUR MIND
The strings pursue on urging an impulse rythmally complex but in reality it flowers in a song that is expressive and ariose.While the second violin outstands for it’s complexity with rhythmic and repeatable scales, a marked and energetic counterpoint reminds us of a race without a stop towards a destination that remains unknown!Like the title declares, everything is in our minds and in the execution of this piece every member of the quartet has her own imagination to follow and rich!
LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SUN
In our opinion this piece is the most amazing and pleasing of the record!
The strings that distinctly imitate a tango, accompany a voice that in a captive tone invites you towards this dance.The text on the other hand, brings a deep message of social criticism, that declaring by sweet almost inspired notes, that the body has become more important than the soul. The high accent of the strings and short internal “Glissando” understate the sensuality of the rhythm that remains irresistible.
The synthetic sounds of the base substituted by the deep and scratchy sound of the bows sostains the famous melody that we all know. The principal theme is almost circular, in fact, it is a piece that could go on forever leaving us suspended in this roundabout of the bass melody that with the violoncello and the viola, sounds more gothic than the original. We like to imagine that we have also dedicated our art to the dance hall!
This piece of music has, like a wave, the characteristic of repeating itself bringing with it the movement of the strings.At first the theme is expressed with clarity and then it is swept up by the 4 instruments and taken to a wholeness that involves us.
The Pizzicato is a further reconfirmation of how varied a theme can be if expressed by these instruments.We loved the challenge to find and always change a different taste to this thematic recurrence.
Quartetto Sharareh is a female string quartet that was born in 2007, thanks to a friendship between four young musicians who brilliantly graduated at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. The original name of the ensemble means “fire dance” in Persian, as if describing the energetic nature of these musicians.The Quartet performs concerts and entertains audiences across a variety of occasions, taking part to important shows, events and festivals.On May 29th, 2015 and January 5th, 2016, the Quartet appeared for the first time on the stage of Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in the shows “Across the Beatles” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Show”. The ensemble played in the most important Italian theatres, such as the Sala Santa Cecilia at Parco della Musica in Rome, the Teatro Augusteo in Naples and the Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan, performing concerts of rock, ethnic and classical music. Since 2021 the Sharareh Quartet is a regular guest of the Italian Candlelight concerts season.
Marzia Ricciardi – 1st violin
Dahl ah Lee – 2nd violin
Roberta Pumpo – viola
Federica Vecchio – cello
Livia Reali is a young singer born in Rome in 1997. Growing up surrounded by music, she began studying piano at only 6 years old. She then attended the conservatoire “G. Briccialdi” in Terni, before moving on to individual lessons. At the age of 15, she started studying operatic singing with the support of her family. Her aunt, renowned opera singer and teacher, coached her for several years. Since 2010, Livia has been a member of the “Corale Novarmonia” in Rome as a soprano. Her work with the Sharareh quartet began in 2020 and features her first performance as a soloist.
Produced by: Rob Colella for Redwood Recordings (a Surabaya Music publishing sublabel).
INFINITY Composed by: GIANFILIPPO SPADARO, MARZIA RICCIARDI, FEDERICA VECCHIO.
Published by: Surabaya Music
IN YOUR MIND Composed by: GIANFILIPPO SPADARO, LEONARDO ROBERTI, MARZIA RICCIARDI, FEDERICA VECCHIO. Voice by: Livia Reali – Additional musician: Matteo Camerini on: Synth And Electronic percussions – Published by: Surabaya Music
LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SUN Composed by: GIANFILIPPO SPADARO, MARZIA RICCIARDI, FEDERICA VECCHIO.
Voice by: Livia Real – Mixed by: Carlo Delicati – Published by: Surabaya Music
SWEET DREAMS Composed by: LENNOX ANN, STEWART DAVID ALLAN –
published by: UNIVERSAL MUSIC MGB LIMITED
Arranged by: Gianfilippo Spadaro.
Sound Engineer: Antongiulio Priolo
Mixed and mastered by : Rob Colella
Photo by: Giorgia Tino
Venue, Teatri e Auditorium where the quartet performed:
– Sala S.Cecilia del Parco della Musica di Roma
– Teatro Augusteo di Napoli
– Teatro degli Arcimboldi di Milano
– Teatro Olimpico Roma
– Teatro Greco Roma
– Anfiteatro di Ostia antica
– Teatro antico di Taormina
– Salone Margherita in Roma
– Teatro Argentina in Roma
(p) & (c) – 2023 – All tracks published by Surabaya Music publ. (S.I.A.E.)
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