Sabina Meyer is a singer of Swiss and Italian origins that has made cross-cultural references a key issue in her approach to performing music of the most diverse kind. Contemporary classical music, Antiques arias and new European free improvisation blend seamlessly in a musical sound-scape of her own invention.
Works by contemporary composers have been written for her and she has performed Premieres and held close collaborations with musicians such as Alvin Curran, Veryan Weston, Elio Martusciello, John Tilbury, Paul Lovens, Hans Koch, Alter Ego and numerous others.
In her repertory she ranges from the Art Songs of Weill, Eisler, Satie to works by contemporary composers such as Berio, Scelsi, Cage. She has composed songs based on the works of female poets and explored avenues in more radical electronic improvisations.
Currently she is specializing in the Baroque repertoire performing Monteverdi, Strozzi and Dowland and has developed an approach to recreating Early Music with Electroacoustics touches with a multimedia Opera entitled NINFA IN LAMENTO.
She has recorded for Harmony Music, Auditorium, Ambiances Magnétiques, Raitrade, Radio3Suite, Ants, Die Schachtel, Ticonzero, Bolt Records.
She has participated at the following FESTIVALS : Isole che parlano Palau 2000, Controindicazioni Roma 2001/2003/2004, Angelica Bologna 2002, RingRing Beograd 2002, Interzone Novisad 2002, Musique Innovatrices St. Etienne 2004, Crossroads Bologna
2003, Festival Sant’Arcangelo 2003, Nuova Consonanza Roma 2003/2005, Pulsi Milano 2004, Progetto Musica Roma-L’Aquila 2004, Musica e Scienza Roma 2005, Instabile Europe Contest Imola 2005, Festival Scelsi Roma 2006, All Frontiers Gorizia 2006, Talos Ruvo di Puglia 2007, Instabili Forme Sonore Roma 2007, Sonora KunstMeran 2008, Neue Musik im Stadthaus Ulm 2008, Biennale Danza Venezia 2008, Mulhouse Festival 2008, Ad Libitum Varsaw 2008, TheThirstyFish_Festival London 2008, Irtijal-Festival Beirut 2009/2010, Internationales Orgel Festival Meran 2009, Festival Perinaldo 2009, Phonomanie IX Ulrichsberg 2009, Adesso Jazz Goethe-Institut Rom 2009, Be Music-Night Parco della Musica Roma 2010, DoubleDouble Stockholm 2010, Crossroads Bologna 2010, Nessiah Festival, Pisa 2010, SWISSNEX, San Francisco & CNMAT University of California, Berkeley 2011, Fondazione Isabella Scelsi, Roma 2011, Museo Marino Marini Firenze 2012, Exploratorium Berlin 2012, Miss Hecker Berlin 2012, Sowieso Berlin 2012, Biennale Venedig, 2012 (Special mention), Festival Internazionale di organo e strumenti antichi, Orte 2012, Florence Firenze 2012, Maison 44 Basilea 2013, Radialsystem Berlin 2013, Exploratorium Berlin 2012/2014, Ackerstadt Palast Berlin 2014, Zeitfenster VII Biennale Alter Musik Berlin 2014, RomaEuropa Festival Roma 2014 e 2016, Istituto svizzero Roma 2006/2008/2009/2014, R-esistenze Jazz Roma 2014, A l’Arme Festival Berlin 2016, Corte costituzionale 2017, Cicuiterie 2017, Accademia Vivarium Novum 2017, Domus Aurea 2018, Horti Farnesiani Palatino 2018, Temporeale Festival 2018.
She graduated 1994 summa cum laude in Anthropology and Musicology at University of Bologna in Italy.
She has studied classical vocal technique with Delia Surrat and has prepared her contemporary repertoire with Michiko Hirayama. She has also participated in masterclasses held by Rinaldo Alessandrini about Baroque repertoire.
She teaches Jazz Vocals and Improvisation at the Conservatoire in Pescara and in Naples.
Recently she has published a book about voice and shamanism: Dare voce all’invisibile and a book about vocal technique: A voce nuda, both by the Editor Scienze e lettere.