“Rainbows” video is the third collaboration with jazz singer and composer Jeanie Barton. Her wonderful voice goes with my abstract photos: colors of decomposed papers of torn publicity posters and natural cracks and scratches. “Rainbows” song is from the new album released by Jeanie: “Moments of Clarity”. I’m so proud about this clip which mixes and matches again Jeanie’s wonderful voice and music with my visual works; they aren’t paintings or digitally made compositions, but macro photos of reality around us.
Infos about the videoclip: “Rainbows” : Composition and vocals by Jeanie Barton; production by Simon Paterson; Photography and video by Roberto Alborghetti.
ABOUT JEANIE BARTON
Jeanie Barton is a jazz singer and songwriter from Nottingham in England. After training with the National Youth Music Theatre she studied jazz harmony at Morley College in London and improvisation with BBC Jazz award winner Anita Wardell, she also cut her teeth as singer and compere for bebop pioneer Laurie Morgan and his trio (fronting their famous North London weekly gig, Downstairs at The King’s Head in Crouch End for over a decade).
Jeanie has gone on to support Georgie Fame, sing backing vocals for Luddy Samms (The Drifters) and recently performed for Samuel L Jackson as well as other A list celebrities, singing Bond songs in front of British Icons like Shirley Bassey and Pierce Brosnan. Credits include performances at The Jazz Cafe, The 606 club, Ronnie Scott’s and The National Theatre, as well as a cruise on the Seine in Paris.
ABOUT MY LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT
“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens (during my research around the world I collected so far about 120.000 macro photos). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the macro images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition.
Two of my solo shows was displaced at the Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany and at the Romanesque St. John Baptistery (XI Century) on Lake Como. In the last years I worked on these projects: “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). My artworks are part of Contemporary Art Collection (Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche, Italy) and participating to “An Exhibition, a Restoration” in Norcia (Umbria, Italy). The amazing “Ghost Bus” project was carried out with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK, with lot of events including short films premieres and public conversations.