Costanza is a visionary singer/composer/ multi-instrumentalist and producer. You may be familiar with her from Tricky's 2003 album Vulnerable, where he dubbed her "a female version of me," but you've never heard her like this. Costanza's vocals are a dreamy mix of soft, intoxicating purr and rough, addictive scold. As a stunning multimedia artist, the best way to experience her music is to WATCH. For nearly every track Costanza creates, she together with Embrio.net (an Italian artists collective), visual artist Peter Mettler ('Gambling, Gods and LSD', Jim O'Rourke, Fred Frith) and Japanese artist Yuko Sueta create a visual representation of the song.
Costanza began her musical journey in Rome, Italy where she studied classical guitar from an early age. During the early '90s in New York, Costanza's eyes were opened to the DISCHORD scene that helped inform her musical attitude today. Time spent in London introduced her to Aphex Twin, Warp and Rephlex records, triggering an electronic side that prompted her to start using a 4 track tape-recorder and vintage drum machines. She was immediately drawn to the study of Architecture because of its structure.
You'll notice a distinct balance of shapes and colors in all of her original compositions. Expect to hear a towering, thumping bass line, provocative lyrics and unrestrained drums.
The infusion of electronic elements like an analogue synthesizer or dirty, melodic electric piano and adding hypnotic beats to an otherwise punk ideology is Costanza's signature.
Costanza currently works in her studio in Brooklyn where she alternates between music production and visual art. Her resume includes composing music for hit TV shows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ("Burqa," "In The Sun") and The L Word ("Burqa," "All the Girls Get Together and Rule") and commercials (Cadillac).
Costanza plans to deliver a second full length album MAKE ME ELECTRIC during the fall /winter of 2008 on her own ZerOKilled Music label.