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GéNIA is excited to announce the new release: Aphrodite (Remix) by Nigel Heath

GéNIA is excited to announce the release of  the new single: 

Aphrodite (Remix)

by Nigel Heath

Release Date 30 November 2018

 

Aphrodite Remix was created as a result of the collaboration between the renowned sound engineer, the double BAFTA award winning and six time Emmy nominated Nigel Heath and the Russian-born classical composer & pianist GéNIA.

This original piano piece was inspired by the story of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, who, according to Plato’s popular legend, was born in the foamy crests of the Aegean Sea. The captivating image of this beautiful woman rising through the waves was the original incentive behind the music.

Nigel Heath has enjoyed a long career in music and film and television sound and has passionately pushed the boundaries of sound with passion with his ground-breaking work.

Since founding Hackenbacker Studios in the early 90’s he has contributed to the sound tracks of an extensive list of film and television projects such as ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Jamestown’ ‘The Death Of Stalin’, ‘Cold Feet’, ‘Four Lions’, In Bruges’, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Killing Eve’ often fusing together the worlds of sound design and music on the mixing board.

Heath has worked with such luminaries as Sir Paul McCartney, Chris Morris, Mike Figgis, Edgar Wright – the list is long!

GéNIA & Nigel Heath

GéNIA loves to blur the boundaries between classical and popular music, and has released numerous ground-breaking albums of contemporary music as well as her own crossover compositions. Her music has been broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC London Radio 94.9 and BBC Proms.

GéNIA is also the founder of the Piano-Yoga® movement and author of ‘Piano-Yoga’® book, detailing the unique holistic method of playing piano which was featured in major UK and international music press.

In 2015 GéNIA was nominated as a Featured Classical Artist of Caffè Nero and in the same year launched a series of classical concerts at London’s Heathrow Airport in association with Caffè Nero, which were featured in The Times. Since then GéNIA’s music has been playing regularly in all branches of Caffè Nero worldwide, being heard by approximately 20,000 people a day.

Nigel heard GéNIA’s Aphrodite, and was moved to transform this original classical piece into ambient chill track after quickly realising that it could have a life in that genre.

The original piano solo ‘Aphrodite’ track has appeared in the smash hit BBC America series ‘Killing Eve’.

The track is already available for pre-order on iTunes and on the 30 November 2018 will be released worldwide.

Composed by GéNIA

Remixed by Nigel Heath

Original Producer Hayden Parsey

Piano Recorded by Billy Halliday

Recorded at Sleeper Sound Studios – London

Piano: Steinway Model D Concert Grand #219649

Remixed and Mastered at Hackenbacker Studios – London

Label: GéNIA MUSIC. P&C 2018

 

 

GéNIA releases ‘Babylon’ music score

Following many requests, I am delighted to announce the release of the 'Babylon' music score. Aimed at the intermediate to advanced players, I took the time to edit the score to the finest detail. The score can be purchased from this website.

The name ‘Babylon’ was chosen as a historical reference to Babylon’s development to the most advanced level across various periods, in culture, art, science, architecture, commerce and other disciplines, during which it kept getting attacked, and was ultimately destroyed. As a result, all the wonders of the Hanging Gardens, proclaimed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the reputation of the region as the highest centre of learning and scientific understanding as well as a highly successful commercial centre, were destroyed.
I hope that by drawing attention to the past, people will be made more aware of the parallel with what we are going through in our society today.

The track is available on iTunesAmazon,  GooglePlay as well as on Spotify and many other digital channels.

Enjoy!

GéNIA

GéNIA releases ‘Babylon’ video

I am delighted to announce the release of my music video 'Babylon'. Directed by the British filmmaker Mat Green, Babylon was filmed in and around the streets of London.

The name ‘Babylon’ was chosen as a historical reference to Babylon’s development to the most advanced level across various periods, in culture, art, science, architecture, commerce and other disciplines, during which it kept getting attacked, and was ultimately destroyed. As a result, all the wonders of the Hanging Gardens, proclaimed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the reputation of the region as the highest centre of learning and scientific understanding as well as a highly successful commercial centre, were destroyed.

I hope that by drawing attention to the past, people will be made more aware of the parallel with what we are going through in our society today.

The track is available on iTunes,  AmazonGoogle Play as well as on Spotify and many other digital channels. The sheet music can be ordered from this website.

Enjoy!

Love,

GéNIA

I am happy to announce the participation in The Soho Music Festival: 16 June 2018

I am delighted to announce that I will be opening The Soho Music Festival on the 16 June!

Soho – an area synonymous with great music venues and historic gigs. An area where the likes of Hendrix, The Who and Zeppelin cut their teeth – and where to this day wonderful concerts happen nightly. But there are fears – Gentrification is the word on many lips. As bulldozers move onto Denmark Street and the last live music venue closes on London’s Tin Pan Alley.Now it's time to reverse the trend. Aligned with the Mayor’s #SoundsLikeLondon event taking place throughout June and as part of Music Venue Trust's Fightback London campaign to support independent venues, I was delighted to be invited by TALENTBANQ Music Agency to participate in opening The Soho Music Festival : A one day celebration of independent music and musicians to be held at one of Soho’s most famous addresses. A festival that is designed to grow over the next three years to bring back music to basements, small rooms and rooftops in the bohemian district flanked by Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue.TALENTBANQ has programmed 12 hours of live music to take place in The Salon Noir, Salon Vert and The Library at L’Escargot on Greek Street. Heralded as one of the capitals finest French restaurants, its upstairs rooms whisper the stories of times gone-by and provide exquisitely intimate spaces to discover new music.From 11am to 11pm L’Escargot will be host to no less than 10 red hot, breaking acts – each chosen for their ability to deliver exceptional live performance. Uniquely the day will be divided into three sessions, where the audience moves from room to room.

The artistic line up ranges from Classical Crossover Piano , through Tango, to UK County , Swing, Rock and possibly the wildest Celtic harp ever to grace a stage. All this plus of course an after-party because in Soho when the music stops, the music starts!

Naturally there’s a chance to eat some very fine food and thanks to sponsors Casanova and D1 the afternoon session is preceded by an ice cold glass of Casanova Prosecco, and the evening session with a long D1 London Gin cocktail.

To read all the nitty gritty details of the day and to book your tickets please visit Talentbanq website . I can tell you that my set will start in the morning as I will be one of the few musicians opening the Festival at 11am. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Love,
GéNIA
xxx

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!

 

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