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AnteNata: AnteNata (Ambiances Magnetiques)

An Italian group exploring song writing, chamber rock, sound poetry and electroacoustic improvisation with lyrics that are inspired by contemporary female poets.

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UPC: 771028113828

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM_138
Squidco Product Code: 5159

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded in Autumn 2001 at Musica Viva Recording Studio in Montepulciano, Italy by Stefano Vivaldi.


Sabina Meyer-voice, sampler, theremin

Daniela Cattivelli-saxophones, sampler

Fabrizio Spera-drums, electronics

Aleksandar Caric-guitars

Angelo Berardi-violin

Pierangelo Galantino-doublebass, bass

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"The Italian group Antenata approaches songwriting, chamber rock, sound poetry and electroacoustic improvisation from an oblique perspective. Interferences. Lyrics inspired by the experiences of contemporary female poets. Definitely a document of the late-'90s Italian new music current. The group evolved from a meeting between Sabina Meyer and Daniela Cattivelli. Their original intention was to give musical life to the poems of a few female poets who have led unusual lives: Ingeborg Bachmann, Patrizia Cavalli, Marina Cvetaeva, Meret Oppenheim, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Patrizia Valduga and Simone Weil. The project started out as a duo but soon grew to a sextet and included musicians who, in the early '90s, were actively involved in drawing international attention to the Italian non-academic experimental music scene. This music cannot be confined to a single genre; its influences crisscross between progressive rock, contemporary music, jazz, improvisation, and electronic music."-Ambiances Magnetiques

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"Sabina Meyer is a soprano, vocalist, songwriter and musicologist of Swiss and Italian origins that has made cross-cultural references a key issue in her approach to performing music of the most diverse kind. Contemporary classical music, Antiques arias and new European free improvisation blend seamlessly in a musical sound-scape of her own invention.

Works by contemporary composers have been written for her and she has performed Premieres all over Europe.

In her repertory she ranges from the Art Songs of Weill, Eisler, Satie to works by contemporary composers such as Berio, Scelsi, Cage. She has composed songs based on the works of female poets and explored avenues in more radical electronic improvisations.

Currently she is specializing in the Baroque repertoire performing Monteverdi, Strozzi and Dowland and has developed an approach to recreating Early Music with Electroacoustics touches with a multimedia Opera entitled NINFA IN LAMENTO.

She has recorded for Harmony Music, Auditorium, Ambiances Magnétiques, Raitrade, Radio3Suite, Ants, Die Schachtel, Ticonzero, Bolt Records.

She has participated at the following FESTIVALS : Isole che parlano Palau 2000, Controindicazioni Roma 2001/2003/2004, Angelica Bologna 2002, RingRing Beograd2002, Interzone Novisad 2002, Musique Innovatrices St. Etienne 2004, Crossroads Bologna 2003, Festival Sant'Arcangelo 2003, Nuova Consonanza Roma 2003/2005, Pulsi Milano 2004, Progetto Musica Roma-L'Aquila 2004, Musica e Scienza Roma 2005, Instabile Europe Contest Imola 2005, Festival Scelsi Roma 2006, AllFrontiers Gorizia 2006, Talos Ruvo di Puglia 2007, Instabili Forme Sonore Roma 2007, Sonora KunstMeran 2008, Neue Musik im Stadthaus Ulm 2008, Biennale Danza Venezia 2008, Mulhouse Festival 2008, Ad Libitum Varsaw 2008, TheThirstyFish_Festival London 2008, Irtijal-Festival Beirut 2009/2010, Internationales Orgel Festival Meran 2009, Festival Perinaldo 2009, Phonomanie IX Ulrichsberg 2009, Adesso Jazz Goethe-Institut Rom 2009, Be Music-Night Parco della Musica Roma 2010, DoubleDouble Stockholm 2010, Crossroads Bologna 2010, SWISSNEX San Francisco & CNMAT University of California Berkeley2011, Fondazione Isabella Scelsi Roma 2011, Museo Marini Firenze 2012, Biennale Architettura Venezia 2012 (Special Mention), Festival Internazionale di organo e strumenti antichi Orte 2012, Florens Firenze 2012, Atelierhaus Berlin 2012, Maison 44 Basel 2013, Radialsystem Berlin 2013, VII. Biennale Alter Musik Berlin 2014, Exploratorium Berlin 2012/2014, Roma Europa Festival Rom 2014/2016, Schweizer Institut ISR Rom 2014.

She graduated 1994 summa cum laude in Anthropology and Musicology at University of Bologna in Italy.

She has studied classical vocal technique with Delia Surrat and has prepared her contemporary repertoire with Michiko Hirayama. She has also participated in masterclasses held by Rinaldo Alessandrini about Baroque repertoire.

She teaches at the Giacomo Puccini Conservatoire in Pesaro and at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatoire in Venice."

-Sabina Meyer Website (

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Born in Rome where he has been active for many years both as a musician and organizer in the field of experimental and improvised music. Founding member of Ossatura, 7k Oaks, Eco d'Alberi, Weightless, Truth in the Abstract Blues and has worked, amongst others, with Peter Kowald, Mike Cooper, Wadada Leo Smith, Butch Morris, ROVA, Blast, Lisle Ellis, Larry Ochs, John Butcher, John Edwards, Evan Parker, Alfred Harth, Tim Hodgkinson, Wolfgang Fuchs, Thomas Lehn, Michel Doneda, Lol Coxhill, Veryan Weston, Hans Koch and Axel Dorner.

-Recommended Records 9/25/2023

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Track Listing:

1 Swimming (Cattivelli) 3:13

2 Live Heart (Meyer) 1:23

3 Figlia (Meyer) 5:51

4 Jamais de la vie (Cattivelli) :58

5 Il Ilma (Cattivelli) 3:19

6 Nervi (Cattivelli) 1:54

7 Reigen (Berardi, Cattivelli, Galantino, Meyer, Spera, Zaric) 2:12

Bufera (Cattivelli, Spera) 8 My Boyfriend (Cattivelli / Cattivelli) 3:55

9 Temporale (Meyer) 1:25

10 Allergic / Green Sounds (Cattivelli / Galantino, Meyer) 4:21

11 Crudo sale (Galantino, Meyer) 1:15

Sommer (Galantino, Meyer) 12 Raschia la notte (Meyer) 1:57

13 Midori (Cattivelli) 1:35

14 Sopravvissuta alle tue fiamme (Cattivelli, Galantino, Meyer) 4:38

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