POSTPONED: RUISKAMER #1: Kali Malone / Aisha Orazbayeva / Aya Suzuki
Wed 19.05.'2119:30 - 23:00MIRY Concertzaal (Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Gent)
Thu 20.05.'2119:30 - 23:00MIRY Concertzaal (Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Gent)
The classically trained singer Kali Malone is breathing new life into ambient music. She’s got an impressive string of albums under her belt – a rich collection of compositions characterised by her unique tunings and psycho-acoustics. On them Malone explores the interactions between a wide range of electro-acoustic instruments: from woodwinds paired with Buchla 200 synthesisers to a string quartet accompanied by sine waves. “Her work explores some of the most basic fabrics of music”, Tiny Mix Tapes observes.
For now the highpoint is ‘The Sacrificial Code’, an ode to the pipe organ. “While ‘The Sacrificial Code’ sidesteps the traditional sonic characteristics of such religious sites, its clean minimalism and graceful melodies conjure similarly powerful emotions”, according to Resident Advisor. Kali Malone’s soothing, repetitive harmonies evoke big emotions that leave a tenacious impression, especially when experienced live.
For this RUISKAMER we invite the Kazakh violinist Aisha Orazbayeva to present her ‘Music for Violin Alone’, an album recorded during lockdown in her improvised home studio. The New Yorker was smitten with the record: “a self-sufficiency rooted in the unanimity of head, heart, and hands”.
Orazbayeva is known for her bold interpretations of contemporary music and her radical approach to the classical repertoire. She has released four acclaimed solo albums containing compositions of her own as well as compositions by Telemann and Sciarrino. She has also written music for film and television (‘The Have-Nots’, ‘The Village’, ‘Tin Star’). Together with pianist Mark Knoop she received a Diapason d’Or for their recording of Morton Feldman’s ‘For John Cage’.
“It’s like a map of invisible violin sounds where past and present pathways are being drawn and redrawn over and over again until they are confined to a single technique or a broken sound or disappear into a total silence.” - Aisha Orazbayeva
“Magisterial, glacial, attention-demanding and powerful.”
co-production: Vooruit & MIRY Concertzaal - in collaboration with: Courtisane