ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 1/11/2022
In experimental arrangements and art-video, Roxanna Walitzki explores the transitory nature of being, questions what remains when we cease to exist, and reinvents the past by breathing imaginative new life into a haunting selection of sacred Baroque arias. Marking the beginning of an innovative new period in which the steady rhythms of continuo-arias are augmented through downtempo beats, Roxanna seamlessly blends classical vocal music with a unique brand of audio production, movement, and styling.
Sometimes, soaring heights can only reached from the deepest depths; it is the darkness that gives the light its brightness. Arranged, recorded, and produced during the ongoing pandemic, while the artist’s father was passing and grief swept the nation and world, Amor Fati evokes not only an acceptance of fate, but an embrace thereof, excluding nothing from the experience of life.
During these times of isolation, uncertainty, and despair, art is the greatest solace. From the heartrending plea ‘Erbarme dich’ (‘Have mercy’), which features Angelika Furtwangler on violin, to the serene acceptance of ‘Ich habe genug’ (‘I have enough / I am content’), the album spans the dynamic arc from grief to consolation.
The album release is accompanied by a trailer video, and a music video for ‘Cum dederit’ by Antonio Vivaldi.
The album will be available to stream on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Cnpc2hPydjwYnzKER5VTN & for purchase on all major platforms, and directly from the artist https://roxanna.bandcamp.com/