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July 12–26, 2015

2015 Biographies — Woodwinds

Domenica Fossati

Domenica Fossati

Flute/African Dance

Domenica Fossati is an electrifying performer and front-woman of the afrobeat ensemble Underground System, one of the only groups in the scene to feature a female lead singer. Trilingual and well-acquainted with Yoruba and Ewe ethnic tongues, her original lyrics and knowledge of traditional African dance grant her work anecdotal authenticity. As a flutist, her spontaneous whistling rolls have found a home with modern composers’ pieces, including Harvey Sollberger, Julia Wolfe, David Lang and Michael Gordon. Influenced by a wide range of musical styles including jazz, rock, and hip hop, her work oscillates gracefully between art music and pop. Fossati has performed at some of the most prestigious contemporary and classical venues, among them Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and John Zorn’s venue, The Stone.

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