Chrisma - essential biography*
From the New Dada to the satellite, from the beat moods to the
electronic experimentalism: the life and career of Maurizio Arcieri
and Christina Moser
Maurizio and Christina form the duo CHRISMA (the monicker is no less
than the contraction of their two names; in the following years the
"Ch" will be replaced by the "K").
The two move from Milan to London and record "U" and
"Amore" with the help of Nico Papathanassiou and his
profitable collaboration with Nico and Vangelis continues.
What was happening in London also shake waters in the house Arcieri:
the duo marries the punk cause adopting its look and records
"Chinese Restaurant", whose mood, rather than follow
Pistols & Co. path seems a lot similar to certain works of the
Velvet Underground (to which they will be compared by the
illustrious New Musical Express).
The 45 drawn by the full-length "Lola" enters the Top 10.
During the promotional Chinese Restaurant Tour Maurizio experiments
the notorious "finger-job" (a finger is cut on stage with
National uproar and bold titles on the newspapers, that come to
write of an hypothetical loss of the finger in matter.
resolves in anticipated end of the tour.
Maurizio and Christina record their
"Hibernation", which gets a good success
also at international level. They are definitively established in
Other "scandal" because of the video drawn by the single
"Aurora B." in which Christina and Maurizio simulate
suicide and sexual actions in a subway station. The clip is one of
the first of
The duo is now ready for a change of name and music direction:
shift to electrowave.
* thanx, Aurora B.!
English translation by Mind Lounge and Patricia Vercammen.