Mariana Sadovska at Richmix, London, 23-04-2015

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mariana sadovska


April 23, 2015, 7.30 pm


RichMix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA


£12, £10 adv

Some call her the ‘Ukrainian Bjork’. In her furious performances the singer, actress and composer Mariana Sadovska crosses all borders: Archaic midsummer night invocations, wedding songs and migrant chants from remote villages of rural Ukraine get a singular turn and transmute into contemporary sound that spans from folk to avant-garde.

“protocol and tradition of whatever style she is working in just vanish; she replaces them with pure vitality.”

New York Times

Creating innovative compositions and arrangements in dialogue with ancient traditions, Mariana Sadovska approaches each piece with a fresh and uniquely personal vision. With a voice of impressive power and range her stage presence is a tour de force that oscillates between fragility and defiance.

For this tour she has teamed up with German percussionist and electronica specialist Christian Thomé, creating an ever-changing collage of ancient Ukrainian folk songs and contemporary electro-acoustic sounds. Their assortment of instruments from harmonium to jews harp to laptop is woven together by Mariana’s powerful voice, in a programme suspended between the here and there, glued  together by ancient roots, driven over unknown territory, travelling through curious bodies of sound.

“Most expressive: an astonishing mélange of archaic elements, vocal art… and theatrical-ironic refractions.”

WDR3, German Broadcasting

Born in Lviv, Mariana Sadovska trained as a classical pianist, then worked as a leading actress and theatre composer, eventually spreading her wings internationally. Most recently she has been working on a commission for Kronos Quartet as well as being in demand as a voice teacher, including Harvard University and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

More about Mariana:

Twitter: @makingtracks_uk

information taken from RichMix website.


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