In The Nursery will celebrate their 35 years of creation of beautiful cinematic music. They will be accompanied by Attrition , another band of the eighties that still can surprise us with their marvelous creations. The beautiful yet painful songs of Evi Vine. The London-born cellist and composer Jo Quail. The multimedia project which involves music, poetry and visual art: Rosa Rubea, the German band Hekate brings a unique blend of medieval, electronics & experimental. New ‘dark-wave’ from She Past Away from Turkey, And finally some young talent from Belgium with the enchanting Elvya Dulcimer.
She Past Away is a band from Turkey described as the “new dark-wave” in articles and reviews throughout the world. Their music compiles elements from the dark, sensational side of 80’s, often associated with bands like The Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Joy Division, Clan of Xymox, Grauzone, and DAF. SPA brings back that era with today’s approach and Turkish lyrics which gives the band that unique edge.
The band was formed in 2006 and released the digital EP “Kasvetli Kutlama” in 2010. She Past Away gained a lot of recognition with the debut album “Belirdi Gece“. Articles, reviews and listings about the band appeared in many magazines and blogs worldwide & intensive touring gave them an ever-growing fanbase.
Evi Vine writes beautiful and painful songs. inspired by a deep connection and love of the natural world, They explore deep, dark suffering and intense compassion awakening. Together with Steven Hill she creates a unique and uncompromising atmosphere, the effect is reverential, physical music that evokes a rare experience…
‘Give Your Heart to The Hawks‘ is the second full-length album by Evi Vine. Co-produced with Richard Formby & mixed by Phill Brown. Hiding out in the woodlands of greater Berlin they found a home with Robinson Jeffers, Henry David Thoreau & The Dark Mountain Manifesto. The duo explores the elemental nature of the human heart, environmental & postapocalyptic themes.
Jo Quail is a London-born cellist and composer with a unique dedication to her instrument and the people to whom she brings her music. Her fierce performances are tempered by a gentle sensibility, allowing her pieces to flow like a beautiful film score. Quail has released two albums to date that range everywhere emotionally from introspective to aggressive. In each of her albums, a theme of natural connection is explored. Quail’s travels and personal experiences have turned her work into a memoir that speaks to listeners of all backgrounds.-Heathen Harvest
Jo is heavily influenced by the music of Bach, Debussy, Tavener and Bartok, as well as contemporary artists such as Adrian Vandenberg, Trent Reznor and Perry Farrell. She incorporates looping technology into her music, allowing her to experiment with her instrument and test the boundaries of her music.
In The Nursery is the Sheffield-based musical project centered around the nucleus of twin brothers Klive and Nigel Humberstone. ITN’s musical history spans 30 years and has constantly expressed their desire for progress and experimentation. Their sublime, cinematic music blends electronica, classical arrangements, orchestral percussion and soundscapes evoking a timeless quality.
In The Nursery have released more than two dozen albums since 1981. The creative progress of the band’s albums has always consolidated their distinctive sound while taking on board contemporary influences.
ITN’s music has been used on numerous film soundtracks and trailers including Game of Thrones, Gran Torino, Beowulf, The Aviator, Interview with the Vampire, Along Came a Spider and The Rainmaker as well as the La Femme Nikita TV series.
Since 1996, and parallel to their studio works, ITN have developed their Optical Music Series, new scores for classic silent films. The series to date includes The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Asphalt, Man with a Movie Camera, Hindle Wakes, A Page of Madness, Electric Edwardians, The Passion of Joan of Arc and The Fall of the House of Usher. ITN have performed their scores live at film festivals around the world.
In The Nursery’s recent albums include ‘Blind Sound’ and ‘The Calling ‘ their thematic soundtrack featuring author Simon Beckett. The band have a number of ongoing projects including ‘Aprirsi’, creating binaural soundscapes for dementia patients.
RosaRubea: the music of the Chrysalis, the alchemical Rubedo, announcing the transmutation of vile metal into Gold. The project was founded by Daniela Bedeski. RosaRubea is a multimedia project which involves music, poetry and visual art. It is Expression, Vision and Manifestation.
RosaRubea was born between 2009 and 2010 by the collaboration between Daniela Bedeski (already known as the lead soprano voice of Camerata Mediolanense) and Pino Carafa, who previously also collaborated with Camerata Mediolanense. In 2010 Marco Bosio, piano, and Zeno Gabaglio, cello, joined the band. In the early 2011 Michele Fiore (drums) joined the band, in 2012 Yann Turrini (keyboards and synths) and Ermanno Fabbri (guitar) also joined it, while Pino Carafa quit.
Hekate: Folk, classical, balladeer and medieval linked with experimental, electronic sounds! Hekate is hybrid music: the crossover of historical and modern style elements to a multi-faceted music style!
The band was founded in 1992 and since that time it has produced seven albums. The involvement with old myths, legends and fairy tales is the typical, the own Style of Hekate and reveals the rooting and cultural background of the band. Besides, archaically seeming rhythms, trance-like and ritual elements underline the spiritual character of the music and the intention to take up the concealed wishes, longings and dreams of the listeners.
The most intensive way to understand the band’s concept is the experience of a live gig. The music lives on a rich instrument choice, the alternate singing of Axel Menz and Susanne Grosche and the common understanding and harmonious teamwork of five musicians. In the end, the name Hekate, the goddess of the underworld, represents the intention of the musicians: to move mystic, secrets, myths,… in powerful manner.
Attrition are pioneers in a darker electronica…Carving out a unique slice of the creative underground for over two decades, fueled by a succession of critically acclaimed albums…selling over 50,000 to date…the band has toured all Europe and North America, Mexico and Asia, appeared at major festivals and had their music included on a number of film soundtracks….
Formed in 1980 by Martin Bowes and Julia Waller in Coventry, England, influenced by a mix of punk ideology and experimental art aesthetics, they emerged as part of the early ’80’s UK Industrial scene alongside contemporaries Test Department, Coil, Legendary Pink dots, In The Nursery, Portion Control et al. Their music is an undefinable marriage of dark and light…of futures and pasts…probing unexplored sonic landscapes with an eclectic marriage of experimental and traditional sound, of electronics and acoustics, of male and female….
Elvya is a Singer, Songwriter and Dulcimer-player from Belgium whose compositions consist of a combinations of Filmmusic and Folkmusic.
Elvya’s songs are epic and full of fantasy, every song takes you on a different path, different journeys through her voice that lay out whole landscapes in your minds eye. An intriguing instrument is sometimes heard in her songs: the hammered dulcimer, an old Slavic instrument which evokes emotions of times now long since past.
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