"Mirto" - Simona Barbera

Simona Barbera


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  • artist:Simona Barbera
  • featured artist:Irene Vannucci
  • release year:2003
  • country:Italy
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc)
  • record posted by:alba KULTUR
  • label:Heaven & Earth
  • publisher:Heaven & Earth


The album Mirto is a homage to Simona Barbera's imaginary Sicily!
The objective of this multimedia artist is to bring truly new, fantastic life into Sicilian traditions; to give the soul of this magical island in the southernmost part of Italy a contemporary, artistic expression. On Mirto, she shows herself to be a true shaman in her work with sounds, harmonies, rhythm and language: no element of the poetic lyrics - in the ancient Sicilian language is accidental. No breath and no compositional fragment is unintentional. Everything supports the vision of driving the singing, as if in a dialogue with birds, to a climax - like the most intimate union with nature. Every icy-metallic wail avoids with soothing tenderness the stale opinions about Sicilian character, and is a modern expression of the deepest, universal suffering and pure pleasure; is devotion and ecstasy, humility and madness.

"Mirto" is her vision of Sicily - of a land full of mysteries and
contradictions. Simona Barbera takes her audience with her on a journey to a universe in which all kinds of emotions are allowed, as long as they are authentic.