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Cristina Zavalloni
Cristina Zavalloni - Biography
Bologna, 1973


E-mail: [email protected]
Parole di San Paolo
by L. Dallapiccola

Instrument: Voice
She starts singing at the age of 8 and, later on, gets close to jazz taking part to summer clinics and stages.
She has been carrying on a concert activity, both as a singer and a composer, for a few years now, during which she got a chance to collaborate with artists such as: Steve Coleman, Carla Bley, Kenny Wheeler, Daniele Sepe, George Russel, Gianni Gebbia, Buno Tommaso, 
 At present, she attends the 3rd year of the singing course and the 5th year of the composition course at the "G.P. Martini" conservatory in Bologna. She has been working with a quartet of her own for a while, the Open Quartet, with which she has recorded a cd for the German label Y.V.P. music; the title of the disc is "Danse e rebours" and the group is already working at the next production, that is going to be about B. Brecht's poetry.
She also belongs to the musical association Bassesfere, that aims at widespreading and increasing the research in the field of improvised-creative music. It's an ensemble of 15 musicians with a jazz background, that tries to promote, (and produce!), avant-garde music.
 The last work she took part to it's a project about J. Prèvert: it deals with a mixture of improvised music, electronics and poetry.
The name of the group is "Impasse", from an idea of F. Cusa (also member of the Open Quartet); this cd is going to be released next year.
Nowadays, she is also working at a theatre production either as a singer-actress and as a composer, in collaboration with the swiss writer Lorenzo Buccella, collaboration that has already given interesting results in the experimental theatre performance La ballata dei matti, played in Switzerland last year.