Deborah Walker

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Deborah Walker is a new music performer and improviser based in Paris. She was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy in 1981. She studied cello in her hometown at the Istituto Musicale “A. Peri” and graduated in 2003.
While studying there, she often performed works by young composers both for solo cello and for ensembles. She also played in two theatrical productions working with the composers Tom Johnson (1997) and Alfredo Lacosegliaz (2000). From 2000 to 2004 she was a member of the Caravane de Ville ethnic-rock group and recorded two albums with them, Metropolis (Mescal) and Casbah (CycPromotions).
After graduating she moved to Paris to continue her cello studies with Agnès Vesterman. She also took part in cello master classes with Marianne Chen, Harvey Shapiro and contemporary music master classes with Enzo Porta, Stefano Scodanibbio, Rohan de Saram and Anssi Karttunen.
Deborah Walker has collaborated with artists like Joëlle Leandre, Markus Stockhausen, Garrett List and Teri Weikel. She has played in many festivals such as I Suoni delle Dolomiti, Italia Wave, ZKN in Karlsruhe, Festival d’Avignon, Festival Nomad in M’Hamid (Morocco) and in Rome, Linz, Milan, Barcelona, Cologne, Zurich, Warsaw…
Her current projects are Milly Romani with pop-rock singer Sara Piolanti, Poetica Vivace with the saxophonist François Cotinaud, a duo with the double bass player Charlotte Testu and the string trio Gingko Narayana.
She is a member of Dedalus, a variable ensemble which plays minimalist music and Flowers of Now, an intuitive music project with Vera Fischer, Luca Formentini, Tara Bouman and Markus Stockhausen.
She also takes part in theater, dance and circus performances, both as composer and performer.
Her recordings include works by Tom Johnson played by the Dedalus Ensemble (New World), a live recording of Flowers of Now (21st Records) as well as Frammenti di Scrittura Prematura (Imprint Records) and Imagine Book (ILDE).

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Cellist, Paris, FR


Compositions by Pascale Criton and Clara Maïda
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: Clara Maïda, Deborah Walker, Pascale Criton

Dialogue III: On Music or The Combat of Chronos and Aion
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: aion, chronos, Pierre Boulez, singularity

Variables, Diagrams, Process
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: cello, Deborah Walker, Eric Alliez, individuation, Peter Pál Pelbart, smooth/striated, Two Regimes of Madness