Ellen Christi and Domenico Sciajno

Wednesday, October 28, 1998. 9:00 pm

 

Ellen Christi and Domenico Sciajno at Roulette 1998

Ellen Christi and Domenico Sciajno

Wednesday, October 28, 1998. 9:00 pm

“Diverse Randoms,” with Ellen Christi (voice and live electronics) and Domenico Sciajno (double bass, live electronics and sampling).

Born in Torino, now based in Palermo (Italy), Domenico Sciajno studied ‘Instrumental and Electronic Composition’ and Double bass in the ‘Royal Conservatory’ of Den Haag in Holland. Active in the development of experimental art, in 1995 he founded the association Antitesi and from 1995 and 1998 organized a concert series and festival (Antitesi in musica ‘95/‘96, Folk it out! ‘97, i(n)terazioni ‘98, Inaudito! ‘99). In 1997 he collaborated to give birth to the Fringes record label and in 2003 started together with other musicians the label Bowindo and founded the national collective iXem (italian eXperimental electronic music). He conceived and curated the nine editions of Live!iXem, festival of experimental electronic music and mixed arts from 2004 to 2012. http://www.sciajno.net

Since the mid-seventies, Ellen Christi has steadily gained ground as an important contributor to American improvised music and contemporary jazz. As a composer/vocalist, Ms. Christi has worked in varying performance venues ranging from multi-media theatrical productions to solo vocal concerts. She has also been an active advocate in supporting innovative performing artists through organizations that she has co-founded or directed. Christi came to New York in the nascent period of the downtown loft scene. Jimmy Hopp was a positive catalyst introducing her to a musicians’ collective at 501 Canal Street. And it was there that she lived and performed for many years with Tom Bruno, Ray Anderson, David Ware, Dave Burrell, and Coopermore. https://www.ellenchristi.com