Supported since two years by the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation, the Ticino harpist Kety Fusco will perform at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on 3rd March 2023.
The harp as you have never heard it before. In 2021, the harpist from Ticino dazzled the audience at the Montreux Jazz Festival with her daring sound experiments and innovative approach to her instrument. Subsequently, the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation invited her to an artistic residency in Venice, during which the harpist collaborated with a duo of video artists, Sharon Ritossa and Gabriele Ottino. The resulting project was performed at the 57th Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2022.
Kety Fusco will present the same project on March 3rd at the Royal Albert Hall in the Elgar Room. This experimental performance, both sonic and visual, combines electronic harps, lighting effects and projections. An avant-garde approach that questions and deconstructs our perception of this thousand-year-old instrument.
Kety Fusco, graduate in Classical Harp at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, specialized in Master of Arts in Music Performance, has embarked on a revolution in the harp world. Two years after her graduation, she released her debut album DAZED under Caterina Caselli’s Sugar Music label (with Universal distribution and production by Swiss Music Grand Prix nominee Aris Bassetti), thanks to which she was nominated for three categories at the last Swiss Live Talents Awards. Thanks to her instinct and willingness to change the connotation and reputation of the harp, Kety has been invited to prestigious festivals and venues, such as Locarno Film Festival, Vision Du Reel Film Festival in Nyon, Arena di Verona, Rockomotives Festival, plus many more. She was also invited in summer 2022 to open the French tour of the well-known musician Agnes Obel.
SHARON RITOSSA AND GABRIELE OTTINO
Sharon Ritossa and Gabriele Ottino are multidisciplinary artists. Sharon was born with an education linked to photography while Gabriele to music, but with a common denominator: VIDEO. The two similar but complementary worlds have given birth to a fruitful collaboration since 2019. In recent years they have produced numerous music video clips, visuals for other musical artists and a medium-length film entitled Be Patient. The themes they deal with often include the interdependent relationship between man and technology, the ethics and aesthetics of reuse, digital error, and the concept of limit (real / not real, political / physical limit, nature / civilization).