AlphaBeth – Laura Inserra & Barbara Eramo in Concert
As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series
From songs inspired by Emily Dickinson poems to rhythms and melodies from around the world, infused by a variety of different music styles. Alphabeth, a duo by Laura Inserra and Barbara Eramo, has performed for many years at numerous important venues in Italy and California. This concert is going to be a celebration of their 10 years of collaboration. Join us.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Open doors: 7:45pm
Rose Labyrinth – 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley
(1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)
Online ticket sales end at 5 PM the day before the event. Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.
Laura Inserra is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and artistic director. She is a classically trained musician with a strong improvisational background. She plays contemporary and world music in different projects as a percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. She authors and performs music for theater, dance performances, exhibitions, and soundtracks for movies with internationally acclaimed musicians. Inserra performed internationally in prestigious festivals and theaters in Italy and the US that include: The Colosseum (Rome), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome), Teatro Olimpico (Rome), CounterPULSE (SF), NOHSpace (SF), San Francisco City Hall, Grace Cathedral (SF), ICI (SF and LA), Meridian Gallery (SF), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), Vessel Gallery (Oakland), The Chapel of the Chimes (Oakland) among others. For 20 years she has been involved in the artistic direction of multidisciplinary performances in Europe and in the US. In 2007 she moved to the SF Bay Area and founded Samavesha, an international non-profit multidisciplinary performing art organization based out of Berkeley. Among her productions the Art in Nature Festival, the Cave Concerts, Creative Explorations, and Rose Labyrinth Series are some of the most popular. To know more about her vision, visit her blog Fertile Art Conversation. Audiences worldwide are not only mesmerized by this woman but also captivated by her virtuosity, profound musicality, and the passion she brings on the stage. More info: www.laurainserra.com
Barbara Eramo is a singer songwriter from Italy ( Puglia ). She was awarded a critic prize at Saremo Festival in 1998 by Michael Nyman. She released the solo cd “In Trasparenza” and recently “Emily” , an Indipendent album inspired by Emily Dickinson poems. She has collaborated with intalian musicians and sound track composers for cinema and tv: Nicola Piovani ( Oscar prize “La vita é Bella”), Luis Bacalov ( Oscar prize “Il Postino”) Pivio & Aldo De Scalzi, Andrea Guerra and Alexandre Desplat ( Oscar prize 2015 ” Grand Hotel Budapest). She works in the area of world music with Piccola Banda Ikona and she had collaborated with producer Hector Zazou for her record “Oriental Night Fever”. More info: https://www.facebook.com/Barbara-Eramo-128881350463561/timeline