A deep and powerful voice from invisible and ancient worlds, destined to cross the elements, the depth of the most abysmal and ethereal things. Devakant’s pupil has folded her oriental teachings, (both from the point of view of singing and philosophical) to her interest in mystery cults. A voice in eternal transformation, versatile and eclectic that allows her to work on both classic and experimental projects. Her instrument is overtone harp, which allows her to build melodies, harmonizing polyphonic and “a cappella” chants.
This projects is a musical work based on some Orphyc Hymns chosen among the 87 short poems composed in either the late Hellenistic era.
The hymns are devoted to specific divinities as well as to cosmic elements and incense that was used during the rituals.
Alongside the Orfic Hymns, they were set to music two gold leaf tablets (found in graves from Thurii and Hipponium) giving instruction to the dead crossing into afterlife.
The project started in 2012 by Insula Lucis releasing the “Orphic Hymn to Death” and the “Orphic Hymn to the Sun” on the release “Di AimA il Segno”.
In 2016 the work went on with Nico Guerrero with the unpublished “Orphic Hymn to the Clouds” (performed many times on live, but never released).
In 2019 AimA and The Illusion of Silence (Luca Bonandini) work on the first release about them: “Music for Certain Rituals”, published by Retortae label in 2020.
In 2021 a new work dedicated to this theme has been created by the recent project “Caverna delle Rose” with the work “Elysian Chants”.
This project is currently underway, both as regards the writing of the lyrics and the music.
The idea was born in 2018 with the poem “Spiritui Carmen”, the first of a series of songs dedicated to the Spirit. It is a minimal music project with “a cappella” vocals conceived and developed according to the rules of polyphony.
Project actors: AimA for vocals and vocal arrangements, Evor Aemisie for backing vocals and music; Diego Cinquegrana for music.
The intent is to create small and very delicate sound pearls. The concept is similar to the haiku’s one: reducing the song to a minimum, both as regards the vocal lines and as regards the music.
It is the result of an inner journey of reduction to the essential and shared between the three artists.
It turns out to be more than a musical work.
The project started in 2009 when, after her film studies on the photographic code in cinema (which included an in-depth study of Andrej Tarkovskij’s book “Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema”), AimA has landed on the poetic genre of Haiku.
The first musical experiment on these lyrics was simply voice, Tibetan bells and overtone harp, which eventually resulted in the first songs by Daimatland (Aima and cellist Annamaria Bernadette Cristian): “Lux” and “Haiku Irregolari in forma di Musica.”
The homonymous cd, (self-produced in 2019) following the production of the book published by Agorà and CO. of Lugano and illustrated by the artist Diego Cinquegrana, is the result of several consolidated musical collaborations.
The result is a heterogeneous and experimental work, which nevertheless follows a precise line.
This project closed itself giving origin to the new poetic form dedicated to the the Hymns to the Spirit, currently in progress as a work of writing and music at the same time.
Caverna delle Rose stands as a liminal musical project between research and reinterpretation. Conducted by AimA, Evor Ameisie (NRTHGTE, DDeM Label, Camerata Mediolanense) and Diego Cinquegrana, the Caverna delle Rose project draws an abstract sound bridge between ancient and modern customs and practices.
Caverna delle Rose was born from the common interest in nature, wisdom, traditions and practices. The poetic aims to transpose into music some of the main themes common to all civilization, from antiquity to contemporaneity.
From the simple contemplation of nature, to the rereading of ancient wisdom texts, the compositions evoke the mysteries of creation, death, nature and human interiority. The voice often becomes a sound, a primitive scream, a communicative instinct without words; sometimes it is a choral cry intended to signify dismay in the face of the unknown or to underline the culmination of a ritual.
A project mainly led by the sounds of Diego Cinquegrana, where AimA’s vocals are also stripes of sounds, like dark-blue and pale wakes. The taste of this work is that of the abyssal depths, of the arcane screams of the hidden archetypes.
The genre is attributable to what would be defined as “dark ambient”, with the exception that it is not just soundscapes. In fact there’s a deepest implication with the land where the dark archetypes live.
Experimenting one’s voice on musical projects by other artists is a source of profound broadening of perspectives and of study of one’s vocal and expressive possibilities. This has led me up to now to lend my voice for other projects and sometimes, (as in the case of Allerseelen or iNsCissorS) to be able to interact also as a writer or bearer of shared concepts.
In this section you can find the most part of the collaborations (more or less lasting) that include vocal experiments for other musical projects.