Photo by Jean Paul Builes
Marina is decidedly one of the rarest improvisational artists of our time. It's relevant in the human experience today because what reflects an awakened emotional soundscape as she engages you. It's movement that is necessary yet strikingly a familiarity we have forgotten.
The complexity of the sounds out of every key has not one identity but multiple characteristics in relation to another, it leaves you wondering what is even happening and in what genre you are listening to anymore.
With her self-released 3-CD set “A Life Soundtrack”, Marina Albero has composed an intimate biography in the musical languages of old Europe, modern Spain, 1990’s Cuba and the US of today. Comfortable in the syntax and idioms of baroque, flamenco, son and American jazz, Albero shares chapters on learning, love, loss, and life that will move and inspire you. Her musical story has been captivating audiences and musicians around the Northwest since she moved to Seattle in 2015.
Sharing my musical journey and studies
I believe that Music is easy and fun to make. I also know how it can take a whole life mastering it! As a child music was a natural language to me and now, after years in classical and improvisation training, teaching and performing, my approach is to start creating from day one while we naturally learn about music's structure and architecture. My passion is taking music back into your hands to channel, create and heal or just to have fun. Music is a social connector, a balsam for our hearts and a safe place to experience and explore your own voice. It is your choice stay in that one note or move on to the next. Oh, and it's safe, risk-free. Wanna try?
A cultural response to Social Distanced Times
Since March 2020, when the pandemic hit strongly and every live performance was cancelled, I started an online concerts series called "The Quarantine Sessions". As the situation lingers on time, the project has been solidifying as a musical womxn collective . It has been captivating interest by press and supporters around the US and we just started a residency at Block 41 in Seattle. Join us and become part of a space in which to imagine new ways of community and musical expression.
"A Life Soundtrack" has been an ongoing project and is atill a work in progress about my own journey. In 2017 I launched a Patreon page under that title and my patrons and I were able to release 12 high quality live music videos with the amazing work of Elliot Fisher at Chitin Creative. Join now and become an active part of the process! Thank you for listening, feeling and enjoying.
For a few years I realized how hard it was for me releasing music so I started a record label (Elukeya, 2005) and an online archives site where to have a sort of SoundLog. Mikrotunes, pre productions, unreleased tracks and other surprises. Always for free and CC license, so use them if you want!