piano, toy pianos, objects, visual
Silvia Corda is a pianist, a composer and a piano teacher. She is mainly interested in jazz, contemporary music, improvised music and also in multimedia projects involving performing arts, contemporary dance, video, cinema, theatre. Silvia is also a visual artist.
She is also a toy piano player performing compositions and improvisations by herself, John Cage, Matthew McConnell, Karlheinz Essl, Vanessa Lann.
Recently she has performed “Portraits” a piano-solo concert series based on self-composed music, improvisation, contemporary music. Together with the choreographer and dancer Carla Onni she has created “Corpoforte” and subsequently “In un’aria diversa” dedicated to Hildegarde Von Bingen and featuring the flutist Alessandra Giura Longo. Together with Clara Murtas and Mario Faticoni she was involved in “Gramsci-Bartok dialogo in contrappunto”.
In 2011 she released the well reviewed CD “Untitled Soundscapes” together with “A Sphere Of Simple Green” (Silvia Corda on the prepared piano, Adriano Orru on the double-bass, Simon Balestrazzi on the laptop).
A live-recorded CD, “Collettivo di resistenza culturale”, was released in 2012 featuring also Angelo Contini on the trombone, Elia Casu on the guitar, Adriano Orru on the bass and Paolo Sanna on percussions.
In August 2013 the Geometrie Variabili quartet releases a new CD named “The Breath”. Also in 2013 she is finalist at the “Franz Liszt Prize” for pianists-composers in Bellagio. In October her piece “Tre ritratti del tempo” for toy piano and toy dulcimer is runner-up (2nd place) for UnCaged Toy Piano 2013 call for scores. In 2014 Silvia features in the Adriano Orru’s release “Palimpsest”. In December 2014 the american pianist Phyllis Chen performs Silvia’s “Tre Ritratti del Tempo” at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) in New York.
Silvia Corda is present in three of the 2014 ranks of the referendum “Top Jazz” by Musica Jazz: Best Musician; Best Album (Adriano Orru’s Palimpsest); Best Group (Geometrie Variabili).