Mariana Sadovska - Mark Tokar Oktet


2014 - music project inspired by poetry texts by Serhiy Zhadan & Luba Yakymchuk

Friday, 22 April 2016, 8.30 pm

Lviv Club /2 Przejście Garncarski St, Wrocław

Admission is free

Doublebass: Mark Tokar, Artem Kamenkov, Roman Chraniuk

Vocals: Mariana Sadovska and KURBĀSY Trio vocalist (Natalka Rybka-Parkhomenko, Myroslava Rachynska)

The project is represented by some unusual cast, i.e. 3 female vocals framed by 3double basses and inspired by the poetry of Serhiy Zhadan (well-known Ukrainian poet, novelist and winner of many national, international awards, including the Angelus Central European Literature Award) and Luba Yakymchuk (young but already known Ukrainian poetess).The project’s idea dates back to Mariana Sadovska’s (Germany-based well-known Ukrainian singer) meeting with Mark Tokar (one of the best Ukrainian jazz bassists), the KURBĀSY ethno-experimental trio and Lviv musicians. It’s a combination of jazz improvisations, folk polyphony and performing art. It’s a kind of music performance, full of tragedy, emotions and empathy with the artists.

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. Her numerous collaboration projects include the famous Kronos Quartet. And the own long term Borderland project generates numerous feedbacks from all over the world.

Mark Tokar, a well-known born in Lviv and based in Kyiv Ukrainian jazz musician involved in improvised jazz music on double bass. The first Ukrainian musician who played at the prestigious Chicago Jazz Festival (2012). Since 2007 Mark Tokar is a member of the Ken Vandermark Resonance Project. Participant of the numerous festivals in the US, Germany, Poland, Austria, France, Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic and Lithuania.

Artem Kamenkov, a known Lviv double bass player. Member and participant of numerous ethno-jazz national and international projects in Ukraine and abroad.

Roman Chraniuk, studied jazz double bass at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. Due to his origin, Roman considers the city of Lviv to be his second home. He has performed with many outstanding musicians, including Marcus Wyatt, Siya Makuzeni, Hans-PeterSalentin, David Dorůžka, Klaudius Kováč and others. Member of the Taraka Polish-Ukrainian band. Participant and winner of many jazz competitions.He has collaborated with the Philharmonic Societies in Poznan and Opole, as well as with the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (while organizing concerts in the Donbass war zone). His music is based on the ‘emotional experience’ principle, the inner experiencetransferred by his performance.

KURBĀSY Trio, represented by Natalka Rybka-Parkhomenko, Maria Kopytchak, Myroslava Rachynska is a vocal ingredient of the KURBĀSY ethno/ambient band. In 2009 several actors of the Lviv Les Kurbas Theatre were inspired to explore a folk song as a drama, with its atmosphere, story and content, trying to plunge into the depths of its roots. Participant of numerous music events in Ukraine and abroad. Winner of the audience hearts and various awards.

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