Luminance Ensemble, with Amelia Romano
"The music of Luminance Ensemble is truly satisfying; an uplifting journey of original music with South American rhythms and pass flavors. The unique combination of harp, trumpet, and bass are a beautiful elixir for the soul." - Kim, Mt. Tabor House Concerts
American song, Latin rhythms, and smooth jazz arrangements create a sophisticated and spellbinding musical experience. The ensembles collaborative process highlights each member as a composer, improviser and arranger. A captivating harpist and songwriter, Amelia Romano creates her own style by blending dynamic rhythms and stellar vocals, producing an intimate and energizing experience that defies tradition. As a composer and arranger, Amelia creates compositions that cleverly experiment with rhythms, tones and textures. Using her harp as a percussion instrument one phrase and moving from that texture to the sound of a bass, the next, she introduces a sentiment that makes the listener re-think the lever harps role in todays music. She is joined by trumpeter Matthew Ebisuzaki and Tim Renner on upright bass. Luminance Ensemble forges each composition from multiple perspectives, passing melodies and improvisation from player to player. This is spirited, creative music from collaborators who encourage each other to push their technical and expressive capabilities. Together, they spark spontaneous improvisation, with contagious rhythms and soulful melodies, as one observed, "to paint a delightful resonance" that transforming each piece into a "beautiful elixir," a new musical whole that is way beyond its elemental parts.
They will be joined by exciting percussionist Aaron Kierbel, recently of Rupa and the April Fishes.
"Amelia Romano and her ensemble bring both electrifying levels of technique and dynamic lyrical musical interpretation to their performance..."
Markus, Amaranta House Concert Host
A genre-defying composer and arranger" - World Music Central
"Romano wields her instrument with a combination of finesse and fire..." -Tom Orr
SF Swedenborgian Church (View)
2107 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94115