SAXOPHONE PLAYER, COMPOSER, IMPROVISER & MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST
CAMILA NEBBIA, "L’INTRANSIGEANCE N’EST PAS UNE STATISTIQUE"
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Camila Nebbia is a saxophone player, composer, improviser and multidisciplinary artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina based in Berlin, Germany. Her artistic practice reflects the relationship between composition, free improvised music, film and mixed media creations, where memory and identity are some of the main resonances of her work. Her visual work includes super 8 film, archives, destroyed archives, expanded cinema & digital video. Co-creator and curator of the collective interdisciplinary group and improvised music series “La Jaula se ha vuelto pájaro y se ha volado”, the concert series “Guillotina Fest” and creator and curator of the streaming concert series called “The warmth of proximity” for womxn, transgender & non binary experimental musicians presented at the Experimental Sound Studio of Chicago. Co-founder of the collective and independent record label based in Portugal “Habitable Records”. Played and recorded with many artists of the international scene such as Valentin Garvie, La Big Nant, Axel Filip Sextet, Nacho Szulga Quintet, El devenir del río, Julian Mekler sextet, Burka, Paula Shocron, Barbara Togander, Patrick Shiroishi, Paul Pignon, Christer Bothén, Vinnie Sperrazza, Katt Hernandez, Nicola Hein, Kenneth Jimenez, Lesley Mok, Violeta García, Susana Santos Silva, Tom Rainey, Elsa Bergman, l’ Arfi collective of Lyon, Joanna Mattrey, Flatter Ensemble, John Hughes, Lesley Mok, among others. 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). Participated in many festivals around the world such as Winter Jazz Fest NYC co-presented with M3 (U.S), Buenos Aires Jazz Festival (ARG), Santa Fe Jazz Festival (AR), Lima Jazz Festival (PE), FRIM concerts at Fylkingen, Stockholm (SE), Diskurs Festival (DE), among others, and has assisted to several residencies such as SIM (NYC) Jazz & Creative Music dictated by Tyshawn Sorey and Vijay Iyer (CA), OMI (NYC), Konvent Zero (ES) UNCOOL (CH), Ensemble Evolution (US), CirkusVranen (SE), CCK with Tim Berne, Marilyn Crispell & Ben Goldberg (AR), among others. Has composed the music of the short film “Cuando Corro” by Ana Luz Furth 2020, the circus performance “Gården” 2021 by Anna Aro and the circus ritual performance “Lei-La” by Karla Arévalo 2022/23.
Studied classical saxophone at the Conservatory "Astor Piazzolla", jazz at the "Manuel de Falla" Conservatory, Film Direction at the Universidad Del Cine, and the masters degree program “CoPeCo Contemporary Performance and Composition. The two-year program occurs each semester in a different institution: 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 202.
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 woman 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
Erasmus grant to support her master studies 2020
FNA Second Prize of new album to “El devenir del río” 2020
Workshops & Seminars:
Flute teacher at Lieco 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
Concerts, Festivals & Residencies:
Played and participated in many concerts & festivals of jazz, contemporary music & free improvised music around the world such as places as Fylkingen in Stockholm, Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm, Les Eclats d'Arfi at grrrnd zero, Lyon, Murcia festival of Contemporary Music, Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón (Arg), Roseti, Buenos Aires International Jazz festival, Lima International Jazz Festival, Bushwick improvised Music Series NYC, ShapeShifter Lab (NYC), International Jazz festival of Santa Fe, Nocturna Discordia in Barcelona, Ciclo músicas Raras in Madrid, Spain, Diskurs 35 festival in Gießen, Germany, among others.
Residencies: Konvent Zero (Barcelona, Spain), Soundpainting with Benjamin Nid (Périscope, Lyon), FNA of composition and improvisation (Bariloche, Argentina), Banff Workshop for Jazz & Creative Music (Alberta, Canada), SIM Summer improvisation Music at Brooklyn Music Conservatory (NYC, USA), Ensemble Evolution with the International Contemporary Ensemble hosted by the New School of Jazz (NYC, USA), "Uncool Residency" at Poschiavo, Switzerland, among others.