O-Janà is a duo that brings together singer Ludovica Manzo and electronic musician/pianist Alessandra Bossa, two composers and improvisers with different backgrounds. The combination of these two artists, each charged with spontaneity, curiosity and audacity, is exciting and the result of it is a music which moves from electronics to songwriting to free-improvisation.
The main characteristic of the duo is to expand boundaries in exploring and experimenting in the field of song composition and free improvisation, working on their own original material. Compositions are characterized by smooth and liquid soundscapes with melodies lying on a mix of prepared piano and electronic sounds while their lyrics are, by turns, funny or poignant or thought-provoking.
Although they are always looking for the clear structure and the “song” form, O-Janà’s concerts have a strong free improvisational component where sounds can sometimes evolve into distorted beats and jagged lines.
They played in many important festivals and clubs throughout Europe and North America including Casa da Musica di Porto, Toronto Jazz Festival, Winter Jazz Festival of Copenaghen, London Jazz Festival, Stoccolma Jazz Festival, Gas Festival Gotebörg, Istituto Svizzero of Rome, Europe Jazz Conference Novara.
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