Biografia

La pluripremiata cantautrice Krista Detor viene descritta dal popolare network AllMusic come “un’artista di rara abilità con un profondo dono poetico” mentre la radio nazionale olandese la definisce “uno dei massimi talenti degli ultimi anni”. La sua musica è delicata e rarefatta e si accompagna principalmente al pianoforte. I suoi testi invece, simbolici e pungenti, le hanno assicurato una cattedra di Scrittura e Retorica presso la prestigiosa università di Stanford. Lettura e ascolto indispensabile del suo programma è il suo ultimo disco “Chocolate Paper Suites”, che lei stessa definisce “l’ismo” del Modernismo. Oltre alla carriera universitaria, Krista Detor ha una densa attività concertistica ed è costantemente in tour e in viaggio in tutto il mondo, conducendo spesso seminari di scrittura ed esibizioni al fianco di artisti famosi, come ad esempio Suzanne Vega, i Neville Brothers e Louden Wainwright.  Inoltre collabora con scrittori e musicisti internazionali al fine di  sposare gli studi di letteratura, la cultura mondiale e la musica.

Alcuni esempi importanti di queste collaborazioni sono stati “Songhouse Darwin”, un progetto per celebrare il 200 ° anniversario della nascita di Charles Darwin e l’acclamato “Wilderness Plots”, spettacolo musicale e teatrale realizzato con Carrie Newcomer.

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With her highly acclaimed album, Mudshow (“a small miracle” Rolling Stone), Krista Detor was established as a gifted player on the world stage. Together with partner and producer, David Weber, she has since released the follow-up album, Cover Their Eyes (“one of the best albums of the year” Revolver), continuing to push the edges of genre while remaining close throughout to the lyrical thread that defines her work. She has reached #1 on the Euro-Americana chart and her music has been featured at the Cannes Film Festival, on NPR, PBS, the BBC, as well as countless U.S. and European national, regional, and local radio shows. She has appeared on both U.S. and European television and collaborated on the CD and stage show Wilderness Plots, which has received rave reviews and will continue to tour throughout the U.S. well into the future.

In March 2009, she was honored to be chosen to be a part of the Darwin Songhouse, with seven other songwriters in Shrewsbury, England, writing for 7 days songs to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin in his hometown. The event, subsequent concert, and live CD release ("an impressive, intriguing album" The Guardian, London) were covered extensively by the BBC.

Krista Detor released "Chocolate Paper Suites" – her 4th solo album – in March 2010 with whirlwind tour throughout Northern Europe and the United Kingdom. The new album's release in the U.S. will be kicked off with Krista's traditional benefit concert in Bloomington, Indiana on September 11, 2010. The new album consists of a series of five seamless 3-song suites, each connected by theme and/or imagery, and inspired by the works of Lorca, Dylan Thomas, and Darwin, among other thinkers, artists and experiences.

Touring the U.S. and Europe consistently, Detor has shared stages with Joan ArmatradingSuzanne VegaAaron NevilleLoudon WainwrightSam PhillipsColin LindenKarine Polwart,Rachael McShaneEmily Smith, Chris Wood, Luka BloomSlaid CleavesPeter MulveyThe Wailing JennysJakob DylanJez LoweCarrie NewcomerLucy Kaplansky, and John Gorka, among others, and travels with her partner and producer, David Weber.

Web site

www.kristadetor.com