Marcela Lucatelli (BR)
Vocalist and composer
Testing Ground (Participant)
Marcela Lucatelli can already be hailed as one of the most innovative vocalists and composers of her generation. Born in Brazil and based in Denmark, Marcela has earned international recognition for her extremely original, sensuous and politically charged performance works. The composer is known for writing ”scores for the limits of bodies and voice” (The Wire).
Her pieces are currently performed by vocal elite groups such as the Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, together with some of the most edgy ensembles and music collectives in the world, such as Apartment House (UK), Bastard Assignments (UK), Pinquins (NO) and Mocrep (US). Her works have been premiered at Donaueschinger Musiktage, Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Nordic Music Days, KLANG – Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival, SPOR Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, DMA – Danish Music Awards, Ultima Festival, AllEars Festival for Improvised Music, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Waverly Project NYU, FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, Festival Novas Frequencias, WOMEX, among other festivals and events worldwide.
Her critically acclaimed first album PHEW! – The Last Guide for a Western Obituary shows her notorious vocal skills and conceptual irony, synthesized in groundbreaking contrasts and unclassifiable grooves. Lucatelli has been awarded the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation Talent Prize in Composition 2019.