VANJA E VALENTINA
(Vanja Contu - harp - and Valentina Nicolotti - voice -)
Duo Sole is the story of two girls who meet each other during a conservatory class and soon become good friends.
They come from different backgrounds: Valentina is a jazz vocalist who loves improvising as much as it is possible, whereas Vanja is a classical harpist, who likes to challenge herself with electronics and loops, playing the harp in many unusual ways. They start nonetheless to play and sing together, firstly jazz standards and then songs by songwriters and pop music, both Italian and international. The experiment is a success and Duo Sole is born: an innovative and interesting mix of classic harp and jazz voice.
The Duo has performed so far in many different event and shows in Northern Italy, and abroad. obtaining great feedbacks from many difference audiences. In July 2017 they were guests at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong.
Together they have already recorded an album: Time (released in December 2015) and now two young women are working towards the new album, which is characterized not only by a mix of voice and harp but also by the use of the loop station, effects and little unconventional objects…