Big Elisa

On the 18th of May 1998, two hours and seven minutes past two in the morning, I took my first breath of this life. My mother struggled to bring my big head into this world and I struggled even more to keep it in its place for the years to come. Curious about anything and everything, I found it to provide refuge for a myriad of thoughts, ideas, images, melodies, words, phrases and stories… 
I find it unfair to start telling my story from the moment of my birth, because in doing so I neglect the nine months of my existence prior to it and perhaps an even longer time before that. My mother told me that she’d felt my spirit hovering above her body way before I took my place within her womb. But for some reason I wouldn’t come to claim my presence on a physical level; after all I profoundly enjoy floating among the stars, I just did it literally back then. 
 I was born in a huge, old, dark farm house at the top of a mountain in the north of Italy and there I spent the next five years of my existence. I grew up surrounded by nature, people, music and art and I spent the entirety of those five years exploring the world around me and carefully crafting fantasy worlds which I would curiously explore and inhabit for as long as I could. 
I kept moving around the globe, living in Italy, Greece, England and Switzerland. Learning different languages, immersing myself in new cultures and meeting people from all walks of life, I developed a desire to make work that aims for unity - on both an individual and societal level. Forever a fan of magical realism, my work aims to imbue mundane aspects of day-to-day life with the otherworldly. 
I love writing songs, scripts for screen and stage, stories, essays, poems and so much more.
Currently, I live in London and I am in the final year of a BA(Hons) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

Little Elisa

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