Kontai Ensemble Music As A Mirror

Release date:
March 18, 2022
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The music of contemporary composer Sophia Jani is characterized by its great independence from structures and conventions as well as by its musical poetry within a minimalist approach. Her debut album “Music as a Mirror” presents works for woodwind quintet, string quartet and piano. In the largely male environment with this album Sophia Jani aims to take a different perspective and position as a unique female voice. Sophia Jani's music lives from influences of various artists of all times and nations: from Bach and Schubert to the European and American avant-garde of the 20th and 21st century, to avant-pop artists like Björk and Ryuichi Sakamoto, or electronic music producers such as Tim Hecker, Laurel Halo or Skee Mask. In this way, she creates music that spans a dramaturgical arc while suspending any sense of time - calm, powerful, elegant, dance-like. Thus she finds a poetic minimalism that takes its listeners by the hand and imaginatively and cleverly opens a new horizon.

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