Swiss-Italian duo of Sabina Meyer and Elio Martusciello, aka Cruelly Coy, perform contemporary music featuring vocals and electronics. The evening is jointly presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.
Cruelly Coy’s Sabina Meyer performs vocal compositions by John Cage and others with accompanying electronic music from Italian artist Elio Martusciello. The program includes vocal and electronic solos as well as a duet portion in a performance that bridges written avant-garde and pure improvisational music.
6:30 pm doors open
7:00 pm welcome note
7:10 pm performance starts
9:30 pm end
Sabina Meyer was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and studied Anthropology and Musicology at Bologna D.A.M.S-University. For over ten years, she has been actively involved in improvised and contemporary music. As a composer, she puts to music the words of contemporary female poets. She has performed her own compositions as well as the works of contemporary composers such as John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Luc Ferrari, Luciano Berio, Giacinto Scelsi, Eric Satie, Hanns Eisler, and Kurt Weill, and she has performed with Tristan Honsinger, Ig Henneman, Hans Koch, Alvin Curran, Paul Lovens, John Tilbury, Eddie Prevost, Phil Durrant, Veryan Weston, Phil Wachsmann, and many others.
Elio Martusciello studied photography and visual art. He is a self-taught musician and composer who teaches electronic music, audiovisuals, multimedia, and installation composition in the Music and New Technology curriculum of the Cagliari Conservatory. Martusciello’s compositional works have received international acclaim. He was a composer in residence at institutions such as the GMEM in Marseille and the IMEB in Bourges, and has received commissions from the Italian national public radio, RAI Radiotre.