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SAXOPHONE PLAYER, COMPOSER, IMPROVISER & VISUAL ARTIST

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ABOUT

CAMILA NEBBIA

Camila Nebbia is a saxophone player, composer, improviser, visual artist, curator and educator debasing hierarchical systems by exploring counterpoints of migration, identity and memory through multiple, but minimally separated, mediums. From Buenos Aires, Argentina, based in Berlin, Germany, the multidisciplinary artist layers her practice through the creation and destruction of archival memory.

Has released as a band leader and solo performer “A veces la luz de lo que existe resplandece solamente a la distancia” (Kuai 2017), “De este lado” (Club del disco 2019), Aura (ears&eyes records 2020),“Corre el río de la memoria” (ramble records 2021) and “Presencias” (Sound Holes 2021) “Una ofrenda a la ausencia” (Relative Pitch Records 2023), "La permanencia de los ecos" (577 Records 2023).

Played and recorded with many artists of the international scene such as Michael Formanek, Angelica Sanchez, Randy Peterson, Andrea Parkins, Tom Rainey, Patrick Shiroishi, Vinnie Sperrazza, Katt Hernandez, Kenneth Jimenez, Lesley Mok, Violeta García, Axel Filip, Susana Santos Silva, Elsa Bergman, Paul Pignon, l’ Arfi collective of Lyon, Joanna Mattrey, Vincent Dromowski’s Flow regulator, Sofia Borges, John Hughes, among others.

Co-creator and curator of the collective interdisciplinary group and improvised music series “La Jaula se ha vuelto pájaro y se ha volado”, the interdisciplinary festival “Guillotina Fest'' and creator and curator of the streaming concert series called “The warmth of proximity” and “A door in the mountain”. Runs the concert series and independent label “Disfigured Rivers” based in Berlin.

 

Participated of many festivals around the world such Ultima Oslo (NO), Jazz Fest Berlin (DE), Saalfelden Jazz Festival (AT), Serralves Jazz no Parque (PT), Winter Jazz Festival (US), Buenos Aires Jazz Festival (ARG), Lima Jazz Festival (PE), Diskurs Festival (DE), among others, and has assisted to several residencies such as, ART OMI (NYC), SIM (NYC) Jazz & Creative Music directed by Tyshawn Sorey and Vijay Iyer (CA), Konvent Zero (ES) UNCOOL (CH), Ensemble Evolution (US), CirkusVranen (SE), CCK with Tim Berne, Marilyn Crispell & Ben Goldberg (AR), among others. 

Studied classical saxophone at the Conservatory "Astor Piazzolla", jazz at the "Manuel de Falla" Conservatory, Film Direction at the Universidad Del Cine, and the master degree program “CoPeCo Contemporary Performance and Composition at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Estonia, Royal College of Music in Stockholm in Sweden, National Superior Conservatory of Music Dance of Lyon in France and Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in Germany.  Was part of the second cohort of Mutual Mentorship for Musicians M3 created by Jen Shyu & Sara Serpa 2021, and was a curatorial fellow at the Experimental Sound Studio of Chicago 2022. Was nominated to the German Jazz Prize in the woodwind category 2024.

Camila Nebbia is endorsed by D'Addario Woodwinds.

  

Grants & Awards:

  • Grant from FNA (fondo nacional de las artes) to assist improvisation & composition seminar 2015

  • Creation Grant from FNA to create new work with the group “El devenir del río” and other women composers 2018

  • Ba Música grant with the group Mingunos 2019

  • Creation Grant from FNA to create new compositions 2019

  • Raúl Urtazún & Frances Harley scholarship to assist Banff workshop 2019

  • FNA Second Prize of new album to “El devenir del río” 2020

   

   Workshops & Seminars:

  • Flute teacher at Liceo Frances 2014-2015

  • Teacher of the music and artistic workshop for kids in the kindergarten Viento sur, Argentina 2015-2016

  • Improvisation workshop at Fundación Telefónica, Lima Perú 2019 in collaboration with Nicolás del Aguila

  • “Improvisación y composición creativa” Improvisation & Composition workshop at Buenos Aires, Argentina 2020 in collaboration with Violeta García

  • “Identity in relationship with multidisciplinary artistic practice” In the jazz festival of Mar del Plata

  • “Improvisación y composición creativa” Improvisation & Composition workshop Online hosted by EME (escuela de música experimental) 2021 in collaboration with Violeta García

  • Residency of improvisation & graphic scores with Conserere Lab @ Milano, Italy 2022

  • Workshop on Installations and multidisciplinary creations at Uppsala 2023

  • Workshop with dance students at Mantova, italy for the "You Must Believe in Spring" Festival 2024
     

 


For workshops, masterclasses, projects and/or concert bookings contact me by: camilanebbiainfo[@]gmail.com 

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