Marta Del Grandi – vocals
Sabrina Oggero Viale – vocals
Erika Sofia Sollo – vocals
Stefano Risso – double bass, compositions and arrangements
Ernst Reijseger – cello
Jim Black – drums
This journey is inspired by Moondog, the pseudonym of the visionary American songwriter and composer Louis Thomas Hardin. Divided between the love for classical, beat and jazz life, forerunner of minimalism, esteemed by lot of jazz musicians and composers such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
The project idea has been developed by Lapsus Lumine, joined by two of the most important figures of the contemporary scene, as guests: the Dutch cellist and improviser Ernst Reijseger and the American drummer Jim Black.
The line-up re-reads some Moondog’s work and plays original compositions inspired by his aesthetics, moving masterfully between musical territories apparently far from each other.
The sextet made its debut at the Torino Jazz Festival 2019 edition, as a TJF original production, and has been one of the main shows of the festival, with great public and critical acclaim.
The Slovenian videomaker Miha Sagadin made a documentary about the Moondog Project, following the ensemble and its guests in their research into Moondog’s work, from conception to concert. The film Moondog can see you was premiered at the 2021 edition of the international music film festival Seeyousound.
In April 2020 Marta Del Grandi joined the ensemble replacing Giulia Deval.