Laura Masotto

An eclectic composer, Laura Masotto is a classically-trained Italian violinist in a state of constant exploration. Thanks to her classical training, she launched her career at fifteen, performing concerts in a violin/piano duo, a string quartet, and chamber and symphony orchestras across Europe and working with prestigious artists such as Sergei Krylov and Aldo Ceccato.

After immersing herself jazz she began to experiment with a wide variety of contemporary musical styles, which she has developed in various musical projects. She founded Le Maschere di Clara, an experimental violin/drums/piano trio that combines classical and alternative music with original compositions. The trio has released four albums.

Over the years Laura has worked on theater and cinema projects as a session musician and performed live with internationally renowned artists such as Lisa Gerrard.

 In 2018 she composed the original soundtrack of a video installation created by Duae Collective entitled “Pattern for a Relationship,” which is part of the Besos project and was exhibited at the Fabra i Coats Contemporary Art Center in Barcelona.

 

In 2019 she released her first solo album, Fireflies, composed and performed entirely by her. The LP was released in April 2019 on Lady Blunt Records and was presented with Sofar Sounds in Los Angeles in January 2019.

The beginning of her solo career was accompanied by a variety of valuable collaborations. She has contributed two pieces to the forthcoming Scale anthology from UK-based label Bigo & Twigetti: a solo track entitled “Quantica” and a collaboration with pianist and composer Philip G. Anderson, “To Learn and Grow.” December 2019 will see the release of a single with pianist Anna Yarbrough. She has also worked on an upcoming release by acclaimed American composer Glowworm. She is currently working on her next solo album, which will be an experimental exploration of violin, viola, and electronic instruments.

“I think that music is always changing and therefore stimulating for musicians who want to transform themselves with it. Even more interesting is being able to experiment with and discover modern sounds that we generally hear produced by electronic devices by means of real wooden instruments.

The difference between the various sounds that we perceive lies in the sound attack; in my case, the moment the bow touches the strings. I believe it is an incredible magic.” – Laura Masotto

Releases

Laura Masotto Fireflies

Fireflies

Laura Masotto

Lorenzo Masotto Frames

Our house is on fire

Laura Masotto