Aisha Orazbayeva + Razen


Aisha Orazbayeva (kaz)+ Razen (b)

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Aisha Orazbayeva (kaz)
Aisha Orazbayeva is a Kazakh-born London-based violinist renowned for her interpretations of contemporary music and her radical approach to old violin repertoire. She has released three critically acclaimed solo albums released on Nonclassical and Prah Recordings, and has performed internationally in venues from Tokyo's Sound Deluxe, London's Cafe Oto to New York's Carnegie Hall. Aisha’s collaboration with Tim Etchells in the form of violin and spoken word improvisation has led to radio broadcasts, release of their vinyl EP and international performances. Orazbayeva has also created sound installations, music for dance, theatre and film. She is a member of Apartment House and ensemble PlusMinus in London.

Aisha will be coming to play works by Sciarrino and Telemann at les ateliers claus

Razen (b)

The Xvoto Reels on the Suisse Three:Four imprint, provides additional proof (if necessary) that Razen is an audacious group. If the Belgian band led by the duo Brecht Ameel and Kim Delcour has explored different musical worlds with changing formations, the involuntary irruption of a sixth “member” has upset the content of this new album. Through these brutal and unpredictable interventions, it made an ambitious album - recording live improvisations in a church with an organ and a tabla - unique. 

More than the sum of tabla + hurdy gurdy + recorders + double bass + church organ. More than the sum of 5 musicians + tape engineer + church acoustics. The Xvoto Reels – a prayer in the halflight, a comforting sermon out of St Martin’s Church - is a version of Razen where the music played itself, and chance dictated what essence of this was allowed to be captured. Razen will come and play les ateliers claus with a unique line-up.