FENNA FREI IS THE ALTERNATIVE ELECTOPOP PROJECT OF CANDELA CIBRIAN, COMPOSER, ACTRESS AND MUSIC PRODUCER.
The genre fuses electronic music with elements of jazz and Argentinian national music, an eclectic and modern repertoire. In October 2017 she released her first album "Fuente Nocturna", produced between her and the musical producer Santiago Iezzi.
She was born in 1990 in Buenos Aires, Argentina in a family of artists. Her grandparents Ana Maria Campoy and Pepe Cibrian were famous and recognized actors in Spain, Mexico and Argentina. Her uncle Pepito Cibrian is one of the most important musical theater directors in Argentina.
She completed her studies at UCA university in Buenos Aires obtaining a third grade degree in ‘Music Production Oriented to Audiovisual Media’. She also studied ‘Professional Musician’ at the EMC, Berkeley Buenos Aires. At age 20, she debuted in "Dracula, the musical" (2011), the most famous musical in Argentina, performing the role of Mina Murray (Astral Theatre). Dracula went on a national tour for 1 year until 2012.
After working for 2 years in theatrical productions, she resumed her music production career and started working as a musician, vocal producer and techrec in audiovisual studios. She asisted music producers such as Santiago Beer. Along the way she formed bands like Luas Cánditas and Sitakua and released her debut single "Faint” (2015), a song she co-wrote with DJs Way, signed with Pirca Records.
In 2016 she created her first soloist project: Fenna Frei, releasing 'Negra Flor' a single produced by the electronic band Klauss. In September she released ‘Rude Girls’ her commercial cut accepted by many local radios and TV programs. In October ‘Fuente Nocturna”, her first album was released, produced between her and her music producer Santiago Iezzi. Her live debut was in August of that year at the Young Art Biennial Festival where her project was selected as one of the 25 finalists between 700 bands from all Argentina. She was also selected as a winner band to perform at Centro Cultural Recoleta in March 2018 .
In July 2018 she undertook her first European tour performing in London and Berlin’s underground scene (Fiddler's Elbow, Madame Claude, Sofar Sounds London, Greenhouse Berlin, among others). On her return of the tour she started producing artists (mostly women) at Panacea, recording studio that she manages with her partner Santiago Iezzi. Candela is a feminist and belongs actively to the United Colective of Female Musicians in Buenos Aires - MUCABA - and RMS (Network of Women in Sound) struggling for women’s equality and visibility in both areas.
"La artista internacional Fenna Frei grabó su videoclip en el oeste catamarqueño"
Fenna Frei reconocida artista internacional, dio a conocer el nuevo videoclip trabajo musical denominado “FRIO”, que grabó en territorio catamarqueño."
Candela Cibrián, la sobrina de Pepito, la rompe con su gran proyecto musical "Fenna Frei"
"Es igual a mi abuela"
En el piso de Recoleta reina la paz. Entre fotos en blanco y negro y adornos europeos, un par de sintetizadores luminosos llaman la atención. Rodeadas de recuerdos y con la estela de Ana María Campoy sobrevolando el lugar..."
"FENNA FREI: Lo que más me entusiasma de este proyecto es que todo lo que haga esté conectado"
"La Bienal desplegó el abanico de las nuevas tendencias.
Billy Zabaleta, Anamolí y Fenna Frei, entre lo más destacado"