Hello From Elizabeth
Welcome to my artist page. Who am I? Hmmmmm, in less words, I am a singer-songwriter, harpist, writer and doll artist. I see it as the North, South, East and West of my sanctum of being an artist. I also see it as a pyramid - three points - Musician, Writer and Doll Artist. No matter how different they are from each other, or if one is more prominent at the time than the other directions, they have a complete impact on each another. One that is quiet and is not engaged as much, but still has a lot to offer, in the form of a spring board of inspiration.
My work as an artist aspires to inspire. As a singer-songwriter and harpist, I want to collaborate and play alongside other musicians. To have an audience come together and enjoy the music, and then later, either on the break or after the performance to feel uplifted and talk to each other about the music and what good it does for them.
I started out on the harp very late in life. Indulging in reading musical notes, playing simple songs, to moving towards songs that are complex. Working with my teacher Bea, to be a well rounded muscian. I need that structure so that I can stretch out and allow my musicality to come out.
I love playing classical traditionals, such Canon D, by Pachelbel, but I love playing contemporary music such as Dante's Prayer by Loreena McKennit. My music taste is pretty eclectic and I think you will see that in the future, in terms of music repetioire.
Style of Singing
My voice is soprano, and I do have the ability to sing in contralto. Don't believe it? Listen to Sure Like The Moe
I classify my own music as Eclectic New Age, in that I look to merge vocal sounds that are meditative, ethereal, to vocal sounds that are soulful and deep. I would say the singers that I vocally relate to is the sisters of the Emotions, Sister Sledge, Patty Smyth, Tori Amos, Corinne Drewery (Swing Out Sister) Enya, Loreena McKennitt.
Singers who I admire, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Tramaine Hawkins, James Taylor, Cecile Corbel.
A Dream of Mine
One day I hope to create my own band, singing originals and covers, in places like Carnegie Hall. I'm looking to purchase in the future a Salvi Daphne pedal harp. My teacher and friend Bea will be in my band. Along with my sister friend Lisa Cibelli who sings on my second CD. The music we would play would be from my own music, to singing songs from the Emotions, Nat King Cole, Sade, Loreena McKennitt, Natalie Merchant, James Taylor and even Talking Heads. I would also love to play at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY and at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck NY. The band consist of two harpist, singers, a cellist, a flutist, a violist, a stand up or upright bassist, percussionist.
I'm a Writer And Doll Artist
Staying fresh of mind, I like to engage in other activities, such as crafting, painting. I do this with writing. I write stories, to either capture a feeling, or just talk and describe something that may or may not be of interest to anyone. I just enjoy it. I use to write as New York Doll Examiner for the now defunct Examiner.com. I wrote about dolls, mostly on the art spectrum.
Love creating doll art myself. See some examples here.
More To Come!
All the best,