Mariana Sadovska & Christian Thomé: VESNA/Spring

Full of stormy outburst and lyricism performance. An acoustic image of the road, unit in traditional Ukrainian folk songs and electroacoustic music.

Sunday / 24.04.2016 / 19.00

Stary Klasztor Music Club / 1 Purkyniego St, Wrocław

Tickets: PLN 10/ advance sale at the Club or reservation: PLN 15/ the day of concert, at sale points

Stary Klasztor Music Club: 3-day entrance permit/ PLN 35 advance sale or reservation: PLN 40at sale points andin the day of concert.Ticketsare available at the Empik, Saturn and Media Markt chain stores throughout Poland, and online:,,,,

Mariana Sadovska – vocals, harmonium, zither, jew's harp
Christian Thomé – percussion, electronics

In the VESNA project Mariana Sadovska was joined by Christian Thomé, the known German percussionist and electronics specialist, creating an ever-changing collage of ancient Ukrainian folk songs and contemporary electroacoustic sounds. Their assortment of instruments from harmonium to jew’s harp and laptop is woven together by Mariana's powerful voice, in a programme suspended between the here and there, glued together by ancient roots, driven over unknown territory, travelling through curious bodies of sound. VESNA is an east-western acoustic road movie: a meeting of cultures in poetry and melodies, which tells about the confrontation between love and death, despair and hope – always in search for freedom and identity.

The Vesna project toured the UK in 2015. The first CD is going to be released in spring 2016 ( Flowfish Records label).

«Urban and archaic compositions and arrangements of Mariana Sadovska and Christian Thomé – supposed to be abstract in spirit – but during the last year they has been marked by history: concrete experience of the Kiev revolution, rebellion, mourning, war» Teater Powszechny, Poland

«Her songs are obligated to folklore with full passion, however they take off to new horizons with the same devotion. They sound equally like an archaic echo of the primal scream and a sullen rebellion against all conventions. Even not understanding a word, one can hear the eternal theme of living and dying, and the sad impossibility to catch the moment» (Wolf Kampmann, WIZ)

Mariana Sadovska (born in Lviv, Ukraine) is a German-based Ukrainian actress, singer, musician, recording artist, composer and teacher... Ukrainian Bjork – this is how Mariana Sadovska is called by music critics due to her virtuoso playing different instruments, rich voice palette and an extraordinary expression. Graduated from the Lviv Music Academy. Actress of the Lviv renowned Les’Kurbas Theatre. 1991-2001: actress, composer, and music director at the Teatr Gardzienice in Poland. The grant by the Earth Foundation has brought her to New York in 2001. The first concerts of experimental and improvised were performed in co- with Anthony Coleman, Michael Alpert, Frank London and Victoria Hanna. In 2002, Mariana Sadovska released her Songs I Learned in Ukraine debut CD (Global Village Records). Active participant of concerts and workshops , including at the Public Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Princeton, Harvard, NY University, and Symphony Space New York. Numerous scholarships: Fulbright, Kunstlerstipendium Staatskanzlei, Art Atelier Program curated by Toni Morrison at Princeton University, etc. She has performed in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the UK, Ukraine, Armenia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Israel and the US. Back in Germany, Sadovska founded her Borderland band to experiment with interpretations of traditional songs and chants from Ukraine. In 2006, the Borderland was awarded the Creole Award for World Music in NRW. Since 2001, Mariana Sadovska has been collaborating with numerous artists in Germany, Poland, Czech, US and Ukraine. She’s a winner of the vast number of awards. In 2012, she was commissioned by the world famous Kronos Quartet to compose a piece entitled Chernobyl. The Harvest. It premiered in July 2012 in Kyiv, with a US premiere following at the Lincoln Center in New York (2013) and a UK premiere at the Barbican Center in London (2014). For her performance at TFF Rudolstadt, in 2013, Mariana Sadovska won the Ruth German World Music Award.

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