During ALBERTINE’s show, her unique voice and the special visuals take you into how she experiences the world and her life. The show is about the unbearable lightness of life, global warming, longing for your homeland, losing loved ones, ignoring setbacks, gaining self-confidence and all kinds of other more and less mundane themes in the life of a young woman in the city. ALBERTINE has invited the Spanish singer Laia Escartin and Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Milliet to join her for this show.
Yanna Albertine Pelser is a Rotterdam-based musician. She studied the viola at the Codarts conservatoire. Since then she has built a career as (improvising) viola player with Duncan Laurence and Karsu and she’s also a permanent member of the North Sea String Quartet, Blink Quartet and jazz ensemble Ikarai. While improvising she immersed herself as a classical string player in jazz and world music. One thing led to another: while sitting cross-legged on her bed, she invented unique plucking techniques on her viola. These sounds create the perfect conductor for themes that had been haunting her inner world for a long time, but never found a way out. She crafted the songs, wrote the arrangements, invited fellow musicians into the studio, and thus it happened: the birth of ALBERTINE.