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jueves, 30 de junio de 2016

Deborah Henson-Conant • Round The Corner



Deborah Henson-Conant (n. Stockton, California, 11 de noviembre de 1953) es una arpista estadounidense. De apariencia extravagante, es famosa por rehusar vestirse y actuar de acuerdo con el estereotipo angelical de la mujer arpista.
En su sitio de la red, se describe a sí misma como una artista de género mixto: hace jazz, pop, comedia, folk, blues, flamenco y música celta, y toca varios tipos de arpa eléctrica. Presenta espectáculos unipersonales en teatros, salones de concierto y festivales. También realiza presentaciones con orquestas sinfónicas. En esas ocasiones, ella instrumenta su propia música, y a menudo requiere de los músicos actuaciones poco ortodoxas. Sus presentaciones mezclan la música con elementos teatrales y narrativos.

La banda de sonido de su DVD "Invention & Alchemy", publicado en 2006, fue nominado a los Premios Grammy.



Su gira "Inviting Invention" (2006) presentaba una serie de "exploraciones interpretativas" que incluían colaboraciones de varios invitados, tanto musicales como de otras disciplinas.
Henson-Conant actualmente vive en Arlington, Massachusetts.






Deborah Henson-Conant (born November 11, 1953 in Stockton, California) is an American harpist and composer. Nicknamed "the Hip Harpist", she is known for her flamboyant stage presence and her innovation with electric harps.

Deborah Henson-Conant describes her music as "cross-genre: jazz-pop-comedy-folk-blues-flamenco-celtic". Deborah performs one-person shows in theaters, concert halls and festivals; and she does original music and theatre shows with symphony orchestras. Her performances mix music with theatrical and story elements. She orchestrates all her own music when she plays with symphony and often engages symphonic musicians in unexpected ways. She states that her career objectives include a desire to reevaluate misconceptions and underestimations of the harp instrument, of the stage medium, and of the self.

The soundtrack of her 2006 DVD Invention & Alchemy, received a Grammy nomination, and the video version began broadcast on American public television in 2007. Her performance series Inviting Invention (2006) presents a series of "performance explorations" that includes both musical and non-musical guests collaborating onstage with Henson-Conant.

In 2012, she joined Steve Vai's band for his 2012 tour and album, The Story of Light. In October 2013, Henson-Conant performed and represented the United States at the 7th annual World Harp Festival, in Asunción, Paraguay.

As you know, a lot of my music is compositional, and there's a lot of arpeggiated guitar parts. They work really well on the harp, especially since it's an electric harp and you can process it. Deborah does a really great job with that, adding those textures. ... I've studied it very precisely. I can't play it, but I understand it. What Deborah has is a little different because she has a strap-on harp with a particular range. ... There's a new kind of challenge. - Steve Vai -


Temas / Tracks :
‘Round the Corner [ Henson-Conant]
Georgia on My Mind [ Carmichael, Gorrell ]
Blue Bossa [ K. Dorham ]
Swingin’ Shepherd Blues [ Koffman ]
Take Five [ P. Desmond ]
Over the Rainbow [ Arlen, Harburg ]
Summertime [ Gershwin, Heyward ]

Músicos / Personnel :
Deborah Henson-Conant – Arpa
John Lockwood – Bajo
Bob Gullotti – Batería .

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