Thuistezien 265 — 14.05.2021
Cucina Povera is the solo project of Luxembourgish-Finnish musician Maria Rossi who has made a name for herself through her captivating output as a solo artist, relying on her unique voice and experimental music writing. The piece ‘Sinisen Ruusun Tapaus’ is off of her forthcoming album 'Lumme' (released on the the 21st of May 2021 through the label Primordial Void), and is arguably very representative of her approach to music, relying on the bare essentials needed to convey her emotionally rich sonic statements.
This time round she employed a Hammond organ serving as a subtle but powerful melancholic backdrop, giving center stage to her haunting voice, abstracted through the use of effects. This melancholy is accentuated further when presented alongside the documentation of one of Cucina Povera's rainy London commutes during late winter in 2019.
About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music.
Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.