Gilda Razani theremin / saxophone/ live electronic Hans Wanning piano / synthesizer/ live electronic
The works of the german based duo range from concerts (Membran Music), film music scores and audio visual installations (The Projection) to techno live sets ( Treibjagd).
About Aphrodite//Membran Music is an exciting combination of classical, film and electronic music, jazz improvisation, and atmospheric soundscapes. The focal point of the sound moves between different instruments – very often the soprano saxophone, and of course Theremin and piano – and the atmosphere the music creates is indefinable. Imagine a quiet, almost melancholy mood, broken by the thunderous arrival of the soprano saxophone, then dissipating slowly like a vaporising star.
The finest elegiac melodies, sometimes featuring Theremin, are etched with saxophone underlayed by rhythmic pulsing electronic passages and great piano sounds. In the style of Keith Jarrett, Hans Wanning sets up quasi-hypnotic rhythm structures demanding Gilda Razani’s Theremin to respond.
Gilda Razani and Hans Wanning present their new album ‚Polaris‘, released by Floating World Records/ London.
… convinces with great composition and sound, one of the most fascinating duos of recent years. It is hard to escape the hypnotic charm of the music, which is both structured and complex. Highly recommended! (18/20)
… an album as brilliant as the stars in the sky, Membran Music takes ‘Polaris‘ as its theme. The instrumental cosmos, with Theremin, piano, soprano saxophone and live electronics moves from classical music to progressive jazz, but at the same time always retaining its dark colouring. It is unique in the same way as ABOUT APHRODITE! (13/15)
… What Hans and Gilda achieve in this album can only be called an immersive audio experience. Out of melancholy undertones springs music full of tonal fantasy and lyrical depth, and behind the duo’s conscious and animated musical freedom lies a wealth of in-depth knowledge and experience”
Techno Live Set
made in the moment
Analog sounds and hypnotic drones and melodies are driven through the great symphony of the world by thrilling deep technoid rhythms. The artists Gilda Razani and Hans Wanning take you on euphoric and energetic sound journey and the sky is deep, dark, heavy and sweet!
2014 Ocean Lily and 2015 Faktor X released at Aztek Electronic Music/Australia
2018 Polaris released at Floating World Records/ London.
Fusionfestival (DE), Les Digitales (CH), Spirit of the Woodstockfestival (IT), Jazz Province ( RU), Skandaloes Festival (DE), Klangtherapie Festival (DE), Tropen Tango Festival (DE) , Afterhills Festival (ROU), Zurück zu den Wurzeln Festival (DE).
This audiovisual act is the extended version of About Aphrodite. Gilda Razani and Hans Wanning perform together with Mario Simon and Jan Voges, both media artists in residence at the theatre Dortmund.
Gilda Razani and Hans Wanning are working for German television.
since 2015 they have composed and produced numerous film scores for the WDR (West German Broadcasting, Cologne)
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