Carlot-ta was born in 1990, in Vercelli, a little town in the north west of Italy. Her complex, formal music is built on a passionate, exuberant pianism, modal harmonies, sturm-und-drang interpretations. Her musical style has been described by critics as a mixture of sophisticated songwriting and pop attitude.
Carlot-ta started performing live in 2010; since then, she played in more than 300 clubs, theatres and festivals – including Liverpool Sound City, Paratissima Skopje, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Ariston in Sanremo – sharing the stage with National and International artists such as Gilberto Gil, Cocorosie, Kaki King, Melissa Auf der Maur.
In 2011, her debut album Make Me a Picture of the Sun (Anna the Granny/Audioglobe, 2011) won a number of Italian music awards as Best Debut Album of the Year. In 2012, her song Pamphlet was chosen by Ford for a National advertising campaign. In 2014 she wrote some songs for the Italian movie La Luna su Torino by Davide Ferrario.
In 2013 Carlot-ta started collaborating with Rob Ellis – worldwide known for his work with PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, Marianne Faithfull etc. – who produced her second album. Songs of Mountain Stream (Brumaio Sounds/Audioglobe, 2014), released on September 2014, has been inspired by Western Alps. Strings, piano, electronic drums coexist with unconventional and natural sounds – samples recorded in woods, rivers, and farms amongst the others – creating a strange microcosm: the artist personal Arcadia.
In 2016 Carlot-ta collaborates with Italian harpist and songwriter Cecilia, giving life to a side-project with the name of Doppelgänger.
Murmure (Incipit Recorpd/Egea Music, 2018) Carlot-ta’s new album, will be released on March 2018. It consists of 11 songs for pipe organ, vocals and drums/electronics. The album is produced by Paul Evans (Bedroom Community, Greenhouse Studio) and explores the range of timbers and possibilities of the traditional pipe organ in a songbook where dark and dramatic songs coexist with crooked or delicate ballades. The album is produced thanks to the contribution of SIAE and Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.