A great song by jazz singer and composer Jeanie Barton pushed me to create this videoclip displaying 38 abstract photos I took in March visiting Nottingham City (East Midlands, United Kingdom); I already posted an article about this images series: https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/the-nottingham-you-didnt-expect-modern-art-under-the-sky-and-along-the-streets-2/
Jeanie Barton lives in Nottingham (please, read some few lines of her biography I reported below). She was impressed by this idea and let me free to create… I’m so proud about this clip which mixes and matches Jeanie’s wonderful voice and music with my visual works ( they aren’t paintings or digitally made compositions, but abstract pics from reality taken along Nottingham streets). So, let you capture by this great bluesy song, so tenderly sung by Jeanie.
Infos about the videoclip: “Can I think of love?” (Colors Of Nottigham Streets) : Words, music and vocals by Jeanie Barton, keyboards by Steve Rose, guitars by Chris Berry, percussion and production by Paul Morgan. Created by Roberto Alborghetti
JEANIE. GREAT VOICE AND GREAT REVIEWS
“Jeanie’s vocals are a touch of class with a sound that is both stylish and personal and characterized by a refreshingly English delivery…” John O’Neill, former jazz critic of The Sunday Times
“Jeanie is a joyous performer with an effortless style…” Neil Bennison, Music Programme Manager, Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
“Jeanie’s infectious smile, great diction and rapport with her audience make it a joy and a real pleasure to listen her” Chris Moore, BBC Radio ‘Jazz Incorporated’
“Absolutely spot-on” LondonJazz News
“The hot chick had mellow tones….” Richard Roundtree (Shaft)
ABOUT JEANIE BARTON
Jeanie Barton is a jazz singer and songwriter from Nottingham in England. After training with the National Youth Music Theatre she studied jazz harmony at Morley College in London and improvisation with BBC Jazz award winner Anita Wardell, she also cut her teeth as singer and compere for bebop pioneer Laurie Morgan and his trio (fronting their famous North London weekly gig, Downstairs at The King’s Head in Crouch End for over a decade).
Jeanie has gone on to support Georgie Fame, sing backing vocals for Luddy Samms (The Drifters) and recently performed for Samuel L Jackson as well as other A list celebrities, singing Bond songs in front of British Icons like Shirley Bassey and Pierce Brosnan. Credits include performances at The Jazz Cafe, The 606 club, Ronnie Scott’s and The National Theatre, as well as a cruise on the Seine in Paris.
ABOUT MY LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT
“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens (during my research around the world I collected so far about 75.000 images). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition.
One of my shows was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy). In the last two years I worked on these projects: “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). My works are part of Contemporary Art Collection (Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche, Italy) and participating to “An Exhibition, a Restoration” in Norcia (Umbria, Italy) from July 12 to September 7, 2014.
My recent “The Ghost Bus” project was carried out with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK (January-March 2015) with a great short films premiere on March 27, at Bartons Plc, Chilwell-Nottingham. My next solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2015”) is sheduled on Lake Como, Lenno, Italy, on July3-4-5, 2015, in a special and spectacular location: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque art.