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Flagrant D​é​lit

by Dalia Donadio & Martin Perret

Ballerinas 09:14


Flagrant Délit

Dalia Donadio - vocals & samples
Martin Perret - drums & synthesizer

Flagrant Délit have been playing and experimenting as a duo since 2014. Their debut album, released on Friday, 14/05/2021, contains four original compositions:

Verluegsch mi is about five encounters with people who have an effect via their bodies, gazes, tensions and language. Here, the creative individual, crazy about playing with building blocks, is less tangible, cannot be reduced to a single characteristic, is simultaneously a single component and a whole, tumbles towards death and, in so doing, is life. This individual appropriates the act of falling in love, the disintegration of the moment or the dissolution of the counterpart, such that their own colourful foolishness finds liberation and lightness.

With Ballerinas, Dalia Donadio establishes a link to her last album, Dalia Donadio’s Poem Pot Plays Pantano (2020, WER), on which she exclusively set texts by poet Daniele Pantano to music. The Ballerinas text is also an inspiration – in terms of not only content, but also form, rhythm and sound.

The Invisible Downfall is both a recitative and a hymn. A quiet invisible downfall is juxtaposed with the fullness of life, the power of nature and the vitality of human existence. The subliminal threat of stagnation and emptiness wants to be immediately exposed, broken and overcome.

(Und die Bewegung darin) extols spaces and places. Its themes are memory, longing, expression, belonging, verbalisation and embodiment.

Martin Perret (b. 1988) lives in Lausanne and Berlin as a drummer (Hellmüller Trio, Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys, Samuel Leipold Quartet), composer (L’Anderer) and teacher. Dalia Donadio (b. 1987) lives in Zurich as a musician (Schwalbe & Elefant, DD’s Poem Pot, Through States of Matter), organiser and singing instructor. As the duo Flagrant Délit, they are interested in music that resides in the in-between – with gestures that are openly apparent, and content that is emotionally and intellectually moving.


released May 14, 2021

All Compositions by Dalia Donadio & Martin Perret (SUISA)
Ballerinas Words by Daniele Pantano

Recorded by Jan Wagner
Mixed by Claudio Strüby
Mastered by Alex Huber

Picture by Michelle Ettlin
Graphics by Bahar Büyükkavir

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p + c 2021 Dalia Donadio & Martin Perret


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