Music from the brilliant Mariana Sadovska who presented a concert and workshop at Giving Voice 13, April 2015, Falmouth
In her home country she is known as 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. 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.
VESNA (SPRING) was inspired by Ukrainian Traditional songs and was composed together with her stage partner, jazz drummer Christian Thomé .