The regular Friday early evening session on Symphony Hall Cafe Bar will sound a little different tomorrow. Singer, composer and pianist Sorana Santos brings together myriad influences from poetry to rock, from Fibonaci sequencing to Stockhausen and Varese, in addition to some jazz.
Sorana has a self-released debut album out called Our Lady Of Stars (her label is Dream In Sound), and its song titles – Abigail, Sarah, Mary, Ruth, Salome, Jezebel, etc, – are, she says, attempts to rewrite the women of mythology, “the women that have been spoken for”, by reimagining them with a woman’s voice. She is also publishing a new book of poetry, Book Of Hours, alongside the album.
Her words and the musical settings in which she sets them, have a powerful presence and the eclectic nature of her influences give them striking originality. Here is a taste:
For her Birmingham gig she has James Maddren on drums and Joe Wright on saxophone and electronics. It starts at 5pm.
- There is more about this Jazzlines gig here.