Marcela Lucatelli can already be hailed as one of the most innovative vocalists and composers of her generation. Born in Brazil and based in Denmark, Marcela has earned international recognition for her extremely original, sensuous and politically charged performance works. The composer is known for writing ”scores for the limits of bodies and voice” (The Wire).
Her pieces are currently performed by vocal elite groups such as the Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, together with some of the most edgy ensembles and music collectives in the world, such as Apartment House (UK), Bastard Assignments (UK) and Mocrep (US). Her works have been premiered at Donaueschinger Musiktage, Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Nordic Music Days, KLANG – Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival, SPOR Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Ultima Festival, AllEars Festival for Improvised Music, FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, WOMEX, among other festivals and events worldwide.
With her project Marcela Lucatelli’s Brazilian Songbook she has gathered a band of adventurous Danish musicians to explore the rich song tradition of her home country and songwriters such as Antônio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto. With her on stage are Anders Vestergaard (drums), Rasmus Kjær Larsen (keys) og Lars Bech Pilgaard (guitars). A wild adventure mixing samba, bossa nova, heavy metal, opera and jazz awaits the audience, when they perform at ALICE for Vinterjazz 2021.