Ljuba de Angelis is an Italian artist currently living in Paris. She performs as singer and musician in jazz, world music, pop, blues and experimental music projects. At the same time, she is a composer and sound artist. She works with artists for sound installations, video art, soundtrack, sound for theatre, dance and art performance.
Ljuba was born in San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy). She starts playing and studying music when she was eight, first guitar and vocal, then piano, ukulele and electronic music. She starts performing as pop singer when she was thirteen. After several studies in modern music – a bachelor’s degree in Italian literature (2007) and a degree in Jazz and improvised music (2013) in Italy – she moves in Paris where she gets a master’s degree in music composition and sound design for video, performance and others arts (2016) and she records her first album “ORIGO” (2017). Currently based in France, she works as singer, musician, composer and – at the same time – she works as music teacher for ICM (Institute de Culture Musical) in Paris and Conservatoire Slave de Musique de Bagnolet (France).
Instruments and skills
Education and training
2014-2016. MASTER 1&2 – CREATION MUSICALE ET SONORE (composition and sound design), Paris8, Saint-Denis University, France. Music composition and sound creation for video, cinema, live shows, performance and any other form of art, including installations, multimedia and Internet creation.
2011-2013. Bachelor – Jazz and improvised music (110/110)- Frescobaldi Conservatory, Ferrara, (FE), Italy. Bachelor’s degree (3 years), Jazz Singing. Thesis: Jazz composition and arrangement for Jazz Combo about Horace Silver, hard bop pianist and composer.
2003-2007. DIPLOMA – SINGING PROFESSIONAL. Music Academy 2000, Bologna, Italy. Professional singer certification (Pop, blues, rock, jazz).
SINGER AND MUSICIAN
Ljuba performs in France and Italy in several projects: Jazz duo, trio, quartet and combo; World music ensemble; Blues projects; Pop and electronic projects…
Clubs: Sunset / Sunside (Paris), Cabaret Sauvage (Paris), Istituto Italiano di Cutura (Parigi), La Marbrerie (Montreuil), Le Chinois (Montreuil), Bravo Caffé (Bologna) …
COMPOSER AND SOUND ARTIST
2019: Artist in residency “CloseUp Festival”, Civic Museum of Crema, Italy. Genius loci: composition, electroacoustic music and music performance for butoh dance (Maruska Ronchi).
2019: Music performance for Bellissima Napoli (studio artist workshop) with Susanna Dimitri.
2018-2019: Festival “En chair et en son” (International meetings between butoh dance and acousmatic music). Electroacoustic music: France edition “Ouroboros” (2018), “CryonicDream(2019); Italy edition “Neo-nomades” (2019).
2016-2017: Sound Installation with Matrupix “Dalla culla alla vasca” (Crudle to bathtube). Expo: Oct 2016, IVAM (The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern), for the Cicle Somelgrup (Valencia, Spain); Jun 2017, Festival Mais où va-t-on? (Fléchin, France) ; Oct 2017, Portes-Ouvertes des Ateliers d’Artistes (POAA) (Montreuil, France).
2016: Piece of Contemporary classical music “Il pendolo di Fucault”, for cello, bass clarinet and percussions; composed for “Ensemble Aleph”, played in The Cervantes Institute of Par
2015-2016: Music and audio for video art “I soliti errori” (The Same Mistakes) with Matrupix. Expo France 2016: la Semaine des Arts, Paris 8 Saint Denis Université; Expo de l’art à la Ferme II, Cité Industrielle de Vincennes – La Jarry.
2015-today : Composition and sound design for short films and performances.
2014-today: music teacher for ICM- Institute de Culture Musicale, Paris (France)
2018-today: music teacher at the Conservatoire slave de musique, Bagnolet (France)