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Delphine Dora

Delphine Dora

Since 2005, pianist, vocalist, improviser, composer and founder of the Wild Silence label, Delphine Dora has discreetly published recordings on imprints such as Siren Wire, Abaton Book Company, Was Ist Das?, Fort Evil Fruit, Okraïna, Bezirk and Feeding Tube.
Her iconoclastic music, which translates her personal world into sound, is based on an idea of composition as a spontaneous process, nourished by a variety of approaches: poems and texts by the likes of Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath or Sarah Kane are set to music; songs at once both intimate and haunting are wrought from the aether (think about Sybille Baier or Maxine Funke); raw sketches melted into lost languages; free improvisations performed for piano and for various instruments; wild vocal experimentation explored… these provide the raw materials of Delphine’s unique compositions.
She has recently revisited along with Arlt singer Eloïse Decazes – and a good deal of exuberance – Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, written for Cathy Berberian; plunged to the bottom Mocke’s liquid guitar through thirteen delicate musical conversations, and – during the same period – summoned a shower of organ, percussions, electronic sounds, trombone and weird voices with experimentalist Sophie Cooper.
She has shared stage with artists among Liam Singer, Lau Nau, Josephine Foster, Baby Dee, Julia Holter, Marisa Anderson, James Blackshaw, Ashley Paul and performed in numerous venues and places in Europe at Cafe OTO (London, UK), EACC – Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló (Castellón, Spain), Uebel & Gefahrlich (Hamburg, Germany), Brotfabrik (Frankfurt, Germany), MK Gallery (Milton Keynes, UK), 5e (Copenhagen, Denmark) and some festival appearances including Le Guess Who / invitation by Julia Holter (Netherlands), Fanø Free Folk Festival (DK), Supernormal Festival (UK), Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark).
In 2018, she will publish Eudaimon on three:four records, which she considers as her first genuinely solo album and her most accomplished project to date.

Pianiste, vocaliste, improvisatrice, compositrice et fondatrice du label Wild Silence, Delphine Dora a publié en toute discrétion depuis 2005 de nombreux enregistrements sur Siren Wire, Abaton Book Company, Was Ist Das?, Fort Evil Fruit, Okraïna, Bezirk, Feeding Tube, etc.
Sa musique, iconoclaste et pouvant se lire comme un travail de cartographie éminemment personnel, est basée sur une conception spontanée de la composition, nourrie de nombreuses approches : mise en voix et musique de textes et poèmes de Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath ou Sarah Kane, précis d’écriture orfèvre (penser à Sybille Baier ou Maxine Funke), esquisses « brutes » fondues dans des langues introuvables, improvisation libre, pièces pour piano et autres instruments, expérimentations vocales sauvages, etc.
Récemment avec la chanteuse Eloïse Decazes (Arlt), elle a revisité avec une bonne dose d’irrévérence les Folk Songs de Luciano Berio écrites pour Cathy Berberian, fini d’envoyer par le fond la guitare liquide de Mocke en treize délicates conversations, tandis qu’elle convoquait avec la musicienne Sophie Cooper une pluie d’orgue, de percussions, de sons électroniques, de trombone et de voix étranges.
Elle a partagé la scène avec notamment Liam Singer, Lau Nau, Josephine Foster, Baby Dee, Julia Holter, Marisa Anderson, James Blackshaw, Ashley Paul et s’est produite en France et en Europe dans des lieux comme Cafe OTO (Londres), Brotfabrik (Francfort), le Musée Fenaille (Rodez), EACC - Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló (Espagne), Le Périscope (Lyon), Galerie de l’Art du Temps / Chapelle de l’Oratoire (Clermont-Ferrand), et des festivals comme Le Guess Who / invitée par Julia Holter (Pays-Bas), Fanø Free Folk Festival (DK), Supernormal Festival (UK), Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Danemark).
Elle publie en 2018 sur three:four records, Eudaimon, qu’elle considère comme son premier véritable album solo et son projet le plus abouti à ce jour.


« Instant classic! I have no idea what language Dora is singing in – it might be french or it might be not a language but listen to the expression and you know exactly what she is saying (...)

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