Evelyn Ficarra's music encompasses an eclectic range of expression, from solo voice pieces to electroacoustic chamber works, across collaborations with dance, theatre and film. Her composition is rooted in an obsession for sound - vocal, instrumental, environmental, mechanical, electronic. 'Music to me is never an abstraction: of necessity it's an extension of lived, and heard, experience.' Her debut album, Frantic Mid-Atlantic, is available on the Sargasso label , and scores and recordings for her concert works can be found at the British Music Information Centre Her recent work Submarine Re...
Submarine Revisited 15'00, available for purchase on Critical Notice , 2007
Fractured Marble 7'30, released on Jonathan Harvey's Other Presences CD, SCD28057, 2008
Critical Notice UP/BMIC CD-Book UPCN01, contains Isle Remix
Frantic Mid-Atlantic, >Sargasso, SCD 28026, Debut solo CD contains Search, Those Roads, Plus ça change, Source of Uncertainty, Deuce, Frantic Mid-Atlantic
Prix Noroit 1993 NOR 3, Musidisc 244992, contains Source of Uncertainty
Soundworks Exchange, SWECD1, contains Krazy Horse
Hearing is Believing, contains Frantic Mid-Atlantic (excerpt)
Unknown Public 5, Voicebox, conta...
Praise for In One Ear, music theatre aimed at 3 - 6 year olds devised by Director Sue Buckmaster in collaboration with composer Evelyn Ficarra, theatre-rites/Lyric Hammersmith, 2004:
"...this latest show from Theatre-rites is something to make a song and dance about....In One Ear is an exploration of sound in our lives, and of how we use music to express ourselves and connect with others. It is on one level the simplest of clowning shows, and on another an existential examination of friendship and the way different kinds of instruments and people are required to make the richest mix....This...
Links to materials
Photos, scores and audio can be found on Evelyn Ficarra's page on the website of the Center for New Music and Audio Technology (CNMAT)
Works: Music Theatre, Dance Theatre
music/sound design for dance & theatre
Blindsight/Dogsound On-going dance theatre collaboration with dancer paige starling sorvillo; The Milk Bar, Oakland (January 9th 2010) and The Oakland Noodle Factory Theater (July 2nd 2009)
New York City Ballet have used an excerpt from my tape piece 'Source of Uncertainty', Lincoln Center, La Stravaganza 2009.
Night Edge I for mezzo soprano, flute, piano and dancer 2007. Created in collaboration with Aurora Josephson (singer), Heather Frasch (flute), Myra Melford (piano) and Paige Sorvillo (dancer) 17th December 2007, Hertz Hall, Universit...
Works: film, installation, multi-media
music / sound design for film, installations and multi-media
short films about water / submarine 2008/9 This is an evolving collaboration with video artist/photographer Ian Winters, and is currently in two formats; film and installation. The film version has received screenings in 2008 at Moscow Autumn Festival; Journées de l'électroacoustique in Noisiel, Paris; and the MilkBar Live International Film Festival in Oakland, California. As an Installation it has had outings at Moving Baltic Festival (Aug 2008, St Petersberg, RU); Illuminated Corridor (May, 2009, Oakland Harbor) and Music by th...
Works: electro-acoustic / concert
electro-acoustic / concert
vagues / fenetres for string trio and electronic sounds, premiÃ¨red at the Manca Festival 18 November 2009, and performed by the Berkeley New Music Project in Berkeley, Hertz Hall 17 December 2009.
Fractured Marble fixed media audio, 7â€™30â€, released on Jonathan Harvey's Other Presences CD, SCD28057, 2008
A Bach Concert for flute, viola, cello and reader, 4'00, a setting of a poem by Bei Dao, premiered 14 Feb 2008 by the Apollo Chamber Players at the British Museum, commissioned by Poems on the Underground.
Submarine Revisited fixed media au...
Early Influences: Born in California of a Swiss mother and a Sicilian-American father. There was always music in the house, whether live or recorded: jazz, classical, renaissance, baroque, marching band, Broadway musical, contemporary, electronic, rock, pop, folk. Studied flute and piano, sang in choirs & madrigal groups, played in jazz band, chamber groups, orchestras and the Junior High School Pep Band. Two early trips to Europe left strong impressions; images, sounds and smells of Switzerland (chocolate) Italy, (spaghetti al burro) Greece (the sea) and England (the London...