This is a new collaboration with jazz singer and composer Jeanie Barton. Her wonderful voice goes with my abstract photos from “Lacer/actions” project and research. Pictures and great vocals. The macro-photos of cracks and scratches on poles were taken in Beeston-Nottingham on March 2017.
The videoclip is part of “The Ghost Bus Roads” project promoted by Bartons Plc, Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions and ACT Group.
Jeanie Barton sings: “Stay a while /Hold me/ If you look / More closely/Flowers bloom/To give bees perfume/ Open soon” (Lyrics by J. Barton).
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 again Jeanie’s wonderful voice and music with my visual works; they aren’t paintings or digitally made compositions, but macro pics of cracks and corrosions on poles I took along Beeston streets.
Infos about the videoclip: “Soon” : Composition, vocals, keys and synths by Jeanie Barton; Acoustic fretless, bass, production by Simon Paterson – Angels of Architecture; Art, photography and video 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 100.000 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 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), “The Volcano Dress” (with fashion designer Yarden Mitrani). My works are part of Contemporary Art Collection (Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche, Italy) and participating to “An Exhibition, a Restoration” in Norcia (Umbria, Italy).
My “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 in Chilwell and Nottingham. My last solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2015”) was on Lake Como, Lenno, Italy, in the special and spectacular location: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque art.
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/