THE PROJECT IMÀGO DUO
2013. The beginning. Songwriter and Dancer encounters Pianist and Composer who also improvises. Together they create ”Imàgo duo”: a project that unites both of their original ideas and talents in to dance, music and poetry.
“Imàgo is what we imagine and search for every day. Imàgo is our way of story telling.
Imàgo is a call for freedom spoken lightly but forceably, improvisation and balance, desire and passion, risk and determination. A journey through life and always hand in hand”.
Imàgo Duo's music dissociates itself from typical songwriter music thanks to its modern take on pianism and improvisation. A sweet lyrical voice embraces its listener in the universe of union and poetry.
However, homage is always paid to the great contemporary poets like Fabrizio De André, Leonard Cohen and others.
Melanie Häner comes from the world of Musicals and has worked in showbusiness in Germany. For many years she took parts as a dancer, singer and actress in musicals and various shows. She also loves working behind the scenes where she invents various choriographies. She has been songwriting for many years. Through these recent years music has played a large part in her professional life and is now her main activity. Her inclination towards dance and theatre gives the performances of the Duo a delicate theatrical taste, infact she sings, dances her own choriography and plays different instruments.
Carlo Maria Nartoni was the pianist with the Jass Band of Milano directed by Enrico Intra. He has played in European theatres and festivals along with prestigeous musicians. During concerts he plays piano not always in a conventional manner and he uses other instruments to obtain particular sounds and effects . He sprung from a classical background and ended up in Jazz and Impromtu performance. His strong inclination to improvisation inevitably donates unexpectancy to the Duo and lends freshness and diversity to his music, transmitting either unexpected moments of madness or sublime poetry.
MELANIE HÄNER (voice, dance)
CARLO MARIA NARTONI (piano, voice, percussion)
Booking: Salem Machine Promotions | Roger Salem
Melanie Häner |
Carlo Maria Nartoni |
21 SETTEMBRE 2019
8 NOVEMBRE 2019
30 NOVEMBRE 2019
6 MARZO 2020
FORUM DELLA PACE, SALA MULTIUSO, PARADISO LUGANO (CH)
LO SGAMBETTO, CURIO (CH)
CONCERTO DI BENEFICENZA PER LA SIRIA, HOTEL PESTALOZZI, LUGANO (CH)
OFFICINA DELLA MUSICA, COMO (IT),