Kali Malone
© Alexandra Baum
Wed. 28.10.2020 - Thu. 29.10.2020
Vooruit, MIRY Concertzaal & Courtisane

RUISKAMER #1: Kali Malone / Aisha Orazbayeva / Aya Suzuki

Wed 28.10. 2020
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Thu 29.10. 2020

Dark & minimalist ambient

De Amerikaanse componiste Kali Malone maakt donkere, minimalistische ambient die volgens Boomkat “magisterial, glacial, attention-demanding and powerful” klinkt. Tijdens deze eerste RUISKAMER brengt ze een extra gast mee. Nog op de affiche: de Kazachse violiste Aisha Orazbayeva, die een album opnam tijdens de lockdown.

Kali Malone 

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.

Aisha Orazbayeva

For this first edition of 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

This show was originally planned on 02.04.2020, all tickets remain valid.

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“Magisterial, glacial, attention-demanding and powerful.”

Boomkat

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Wed 28.10 - 20:00 (doors) MIRY Concertzaal (Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Gent)
MUSIC / ambient / experimental
€18 / 15 (presale) / 7 (student card)

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co-production: Vooruit & MIRY Concertzaal - in collaboration with: Courtisane

     

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