♫ “Setting a poem to music is my way to embody it”. An interview to the artist and musician Josephine Foster / “Mettere una poesia in musica è il mio modo di incarnarla”. Un’intervista all’artista e musicista Josephine Foster

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Con il post di oggi prende avvio la rubrica Parallax – interviste a/su artiste. With this post we launch the column Parallax – interviews to/on women artists.

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‘Remarkable, ghostly music’ The Guardian

Josephine Foster is a musician and artist from Colorado. She is known to breathe new life into archaic forms, embodying the cultural archaeology of Harry Smith’s old weird America and has lent her enigmatic voice and interpretive wit to nearly two decades of recordings. She is active since 2000, releasing 18 albums – the last one, No Harm Done (Fire Records; on her website – listen below).
The voice becomes the main instrument. Her distinctive vocals accommodate a vast range of styles and subjects, from the spiritual to the psychedelic realms or inspired by poetry or Spanish folk songs, she’s a unique, refreshingly underground and cutting edge. On 27th August 2020, Josephine Foster has…

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