Screening of 22:22

'Tom bubbles wider medium' from the film 22:22

Following GéNIA’s debut as a voice-over artist, as well as her performance on the soundtrack for the film 22:22, there will be a screening of the film at Rio Cinema, Dalston, London on the 22nd April at 4pm. This short film was made by the British director Charlotte Ginsborg, with music by Gabriel Prokofiev and choreography by Kirill Burlov. GéNIA enjoyed her collaboration with the director, choreographer and dancers, and especially with the composer Gabriel Prokofiev, continuing their creative collaboration, which has been going for many years now. GéNIA also enjoyed the role of voice-over artist for the film, telling the story behind the scenes during the whole movie, as it brought back memories of the times  when she performed as an actor in her native Ukraine.

Synopsis

22:22 paints a vivid portrait of Tom Sietas, a world record holder in static apnea, (holding one’s breath underwater). His record stands at a phenomenal 22 minutes 22 seconds. The film combines evocative underwater photography of a record attempt with a contemporary dance performed to a live piano score that were devised for the film. As the tension of the record attempt mounts the story that links the two activities is revealed through the pianist’s live narration. The film interweaves documentary and fiction to reveal what drives Tom to push his body to such extraordinary physical extremes. For Tom, to deny breath is to ultimately find life.

Tickets can be obtained here 

 

 

GéNIA’s performance for Sofar Sounds

GéNIA warming up at Sofar Sounds

GéNIA was delighted to be invited to perform for Sofar Sounds last month, the organisation which runs a series of  concerts set up in secret locations in over 387 cities all over the world.

The beautiful location at GéNIA’s concert provided a breathtaking view, beautiful Steinway grand piano and a wonderful audience.

GéNIA at Sofar Sounds

GéNIA was presenting the works from her forthcoming album ‘Babylon’ and chatting with her audience.

We highly recommend for you to check out this organisation as it is a great way to discover new artist and places. Here is Sofar Sounds website. Enjoy!

 

 

 

GéNIA announces her new album ‘Babylon’

GéNIA Returns from Paris

I am very happy to share with you the news about my new album ‘Babylon. I have been working on the album for the past two years and the whole process of creation took me through the most incredible journey and brought the most wonderful people into my life.

GéNIA Returns from Paris The name ‘Babylon’ was chosen as a reference to the history, to the past where the Babylon region progressed to the most advanced level during various periods, developing culture, art, science, architecture, commerce and other disciplines, but unfortunately it kept being attacked and finally was destroyed. All the wonders of the Hanging Gardens, which were proclaimed to be one of the seven wonders of the world, the reputation of the region as the highest centre of learning and scientific advancement as well as a highly successful commercial centre, were demolished.

I hope that by drawing my attention to the past, people will become more aware of the processes that we are going through in our society today.

I am immensely grateful to those who made the whole process possible:

The executive producer of the album, the sound engineer Nigel Heath (two-time BAFTA winner and six-time Emmy nominee, who worked on the projects for Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, Bjork and contributed to the sounds on Harry Porter and Downtown Abbey to name a few).

GéNIA Returns from Paris My longstanding music producer Hayden Parsey whose collaborations include work with Mick Jones, Pink Floyd, the ICA and the Victoria Miro Gallery.

Incredible sound engineers: Billy Halliday and pre-mastering engineers Brad Rees and James Ryan, mastering engineer Cicely Balston at the award winning AIR Studios, London (home of recordings of Adele and Steve Reich, Liam Gallagher as well as music for the films the Pirates of the Caribbean films and Life of Pi to name just a few).

The piano which was used for the recording is a Steinway Concert Grand (which according to the rumours used to belong to my great grand uncle Vladimir Horowitz, but those haven’t been confirmed) with the sound that I really like, old and soulful like old American Steinways could be. Sleeper Sounds studio, owned by Guy Chambers, where I recorded the project, provided an intimate and personal feel that was simply beautiful.

GéNIA Returns from Paris The main picture was taken by the celebrity photographer Maurice Sparrow and the design of the album was created by the Italian artist Stefano Terranova. Finally the dress was specially made by the award-winning designer José Hendo.

I am very grateful to my team and many other people, friends and colleagues, who supported me on this journey.

The official worldwide release is scheduled for 23rd March 2018. To thank my extra dedicated, core fans for their loyalty over the years, I am offering them the chance to acquire the album early by releasing 300 copies before it is available commercially, as a special festive thank you to my audience!

If you’d like to purchase the album, please let me know if you would prefer it to be signed and to whom. In the light of the festive period, we have made various purchasing options available if you wish to give the album as a gift to your friends and family.

With love,

GéNIA

Tracklist

1. Odysseus

2. Clean Slate

3. Synergy

4. Aristeaus

5. Athena

6. The Day After

7. Rupture

8. Midnight Dream

9. Gaia

10. Aphrodite

11. Babylon

12. Farewell

 

The album will be available for purchase from the 30th November 2017 from this page.

Looking Back at GéNIA’s performance at the Worldwide Cafe at the BBC Broadcasting House

We have been so busy here, at GéNIA MUSIC, that we forgot to publish some of the wonderful pictures from GéNIA’s performance for Nordoff Robbins Charity in September 2017 at the Worldwide Cafe (Caffe Nero) BBC Broadcasting House. Presented by the lovely Radio and TV presenter Jo Good, GéNIA’s performance attracted a lovely audience, that included BBC London Radio 94.9 Listeners, where GéNIA often appears, journalists, GéNIA’s fans and guests of the capital.

Here is some of the audience feedback from the concert:

‘Wow! What a wonderful treat. I wandered into Caffe Nero today and heard the most beautiful music – thank you GéNIA! I can’t wait for Babylon to be released’ Charley, London

‘That was so amazing. I am so glad i heard from Jo (Jo Good) yesterday that you were playing here. It was worth missing breakfast to get here on time. It was a privilege to hear you play. Enjoy life and keep making people happy’. Sue, London

“So glad I heard about this wonderful performance on Jo’s show yesterday and made an effort to get here. Many thanks’ Liz

GéNIA’s performance at Sofar Sounds

GéNIA’s next London performance will take place on the 29th of October as part of Sofar Sounds concerts where she will be promoting her new album ‘Babylon’. Founded in 2010 and based all over the world,  Sofar is an expanding network of artists and music lovers.
For more information please visit  their website.

The details of GéNIA’s new album will be announced shortly. Please join our mailing list to be amongst the first to know and be able to pre-order the Limited Edition Signed CD ‘GéNIA: Babylon’.

GéNIA’s new single ‘Babylon’ is due for worldwide release on the 13 September 2017

GéNIA’s next single ‘Babylon’ is due to be released on the 13th September worldwide.
To celebrate this, GéNIA will be performing at Caffè Nero BBC Broadcasting House as part of ‘Get Loud’ Campaign for Nordoff Robbins Charity on that day. The show will start at midday, presented by BBC Radio London’s eminent Jo Good, and kindly sponsored by Yamaha.

The name ‘Babylon’ was chosen as a reference  to the advanced ancient civilisation which was repeatedly challenged by being regularly attacked and almost destroyed; however, many times it managed to rebuild itself, each time to a higher level.

GéNIA is hoping that by looking back into the past, her audience can link that period to the challenging times our society is currently experiencing. The single is already available for pre-order and  is a track from her new album ‘Babylon’ which is due to be released later this autumn.



Recorded in the famous pop studio Sleeper Sounds, the recording home for Robbie Williams, Oli Murs and Casabian to name just a few, on their lovely Steinway piano, GéNIA worked with the most wonderful team, starting with six-times Emmy nominee and two time BAFTA winner, executive producer Nigel Heath, producer Hayden Parsey, sound engineer Billy Halliday, pre-mastering team Nigel Heath, Brad Rees and James Ryan with mastering by Cicely Balson at Air Studios, London.

‘Babylon’ will be available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Google player, Spotify & Diesel, as well as on many other streaming channels.

You can already pre-view the track on iTunes and hear it live at GéNIA’s show at the BBC Caffè Nero on Wednesday on the 13th at midday. The entrance is free. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Premiere of 22:22 at BFI London: a short film by Charlotte Ginsborg, with GéNIA’s debut as a voice over artist as well as pianist

Still from 22:22

22:22 was commissioned by FLAMIN (Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network) and directed by British film director Charlotte Ginsborg with music written for a film by Gabriel Prokofiev and performed by GéNIA combined with the choreography by the Russian choreographer Kirill Burlov. This is also GéNIA’s debut as a voice over artist.

Still from 22:22

The film ’22:22′ paints a vivid portrait of Tom Sietas, a world record in Static Apnea, the ability to hold ones breath under water. The film interweaves underwater photography of the record attempt with a contemporary dance performed to a live piano score. As the tension of the record attempt mounts, the story that links the two activities is revealed through the pianist’s live narration. The film interweaves documentary and fiction to reveal what drives Tom to push his body to such physical extremes; for Tom to deny breath is to find life.

’22:22′ will be shown as part of London Film Festival 2017  with the Premiere on the 14th of October 2017 at the BFI (British Film Institute) at 6:30 pm.

Tickets will go on sale on the 14th of September 2017. Please visit BFI website for booking.

GéNIA performing the music by Gabriel Prokofiev Still from 22:22

 

 

GéNIA’s performance at Caffe Nero BBC on ‘Get Loud’ Nordoff Robbins National Charity Day

Performing her signature minimalist sounds interspersed with Russian romance, pianist GéNIA will perform on the 13th of September at Caffè Nero – ‘Get Loud’ campaign – in support of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins’ annual awareness day. She has also chosen this day to release her new single ‘Babylon’ worldwide. At the end of her show, GéNIA will be signing her albums.

GéNIA’s music has been played on BBC, Classic FM and in all Caffè Nero coffee houses as feature Artist of the Month.

Once again she’ll feature in Caffè Nero, but this time as part of the most ambitious music project yet – Get Loud. GéNIA will be one of hundreds of artists performing at midday on September 13 in Caffè Nero coffee houses across the UK.

Nordoff Robbins uses the power of music to raise awareness of their incredible music therapy services, which change the lives of thousands of vulnerable and isolated people across the UK.

On Wednesday 13 September, Caffè Nero will host hundreds of in-store acoustic ‘Get Loud Coffee Shop Session’ performances simultaneously at midday.

This is surely a not to be missed opportunity to buy one of GéNIA’s album and talk to the pianist!

GéNIA’s latest BBC London Radio 94.9 appearance

On the 23d of August, GéNIA was invited to the Jo Good Show on BBC London Radio 94.9. This podcast is part of the events that GéNIA has been recently involved with to promote her forthcoming album ‘Babylon’.

Click here to have a listen (from 2:08’53 onwards)! You will discover new incredible compositions of the imminent album ‘Babylon’, as well as GéNIA’s comments and the wonderful tv and radio presenter Jo Good.

Keep checking this space for news about GéNIA’s projects!

GéNIA’s next performance is announced for the 31st of July in Nice, Cote d’Azur!

GéNIA is back on the stage – this time it will be in Nice, at the Galerie Depardieu.

The concert on the 31st of July will see GéNIA’s work arranged for a more-than-unique collaboration with the wonderful multi-instrumentalist Jo Kaïat.

Jo will bring the lively sound of his harmonica to GéNIA’s compositions. Also, they will perform Jo’s compositions, especially rearranged for this collaboration.

The concert will strike everyone’s expectations about classical music concerts with the involvement of percussions, Kora and harmonica.

What are you waiting for? Ask your friend to join you for a weekend in Nice and grab your tickets for this inevitable collaboration!

Risultati immagini per jo kaiat

 

 

 

 

 

 

For 20 years, the Galerie Depardieu has chosen to show eclectic artists whose work involves different material, painting, sculpture, photography, video and installations.

In order to promote an access to contemporary art, the gallery constantly organises cultural interpretations of art – dedicated to all types of public.

Artists meeting, conferences, musical manifestations, performances are organised to urge

the public concern about contemporary art confronting society and cultural issues.

GéNIA would like to invite not only her French fans to join her and Jo Kaïat for this special evening, but everyone interested in contemporary interpretations of classical music and, especially, music lovers of all ages.

All the details will be released here soon.

 

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