MARCELLA CARBONI TRIO
Marcella Carboni – electro-acoustic harp
Paolino Dalla Porta – double-bass
Stefano Bagnoli – drums
This is not a harp.
It’s definitely not the angelic, magic, relaxing harp that usually finds room in our collective imagination. So this is not a harp – it’s my voice, my sound. It’s an instrument that can scratch, swing, groove. Sometimes it’s alienating, yet still smooth and full.
When I conceived this project, I borrowed the title from “The Treachery of Images”, Magritte’s renowned painting with the pipe, turning it into “The Treachery of Sounds” – double bass, drums and harp move in a relentless role-playing game. The album structure is designed as a surrealistic painting: there are eight real, actual objects among four short radical improvisations – music madness – inspired by Magritte’s works, as well as drums played in reverse, plays of effects, and contrasts in timbers and dynamics, opening the doors to a surreal dimension.