Author: zazuka

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Another Session with Filmorchester Babelsberg

February is Berlinale month and along with it,  brings a second orchestral recording session with the renowned Filmorchester Babelsberg. I have arranged a Circassian folk melody and orchestrated two pieces by a colleague of mine which would best fit the category "epic trailer music". Tracks from the...

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More Culture-Fusion – “Erbarme Dich”

An arrangement of J. S. Bach's Aria "Erbarme Dich" from the St. Matthew's Passion which I wrote for Contratenor Rebal Alkhodhary and the Babylon Orchestra of Berlin soloists is to be performed three times this year. One of the most beautiful venues for this transformative...

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August Focused!

August was an awakening for me in many respects. After a month of frustration with the organisatory aspects of the musician's life, I decided to retreat into my writing cave and put my head down to work on new material. "Bye for now, world-- I...

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July Gigs and Folklore

In the hot summer months I had a thirst for inspiration from new or old, forgotten sources. Not finding anything that really resonated with my current state in the new market, I went back to folklore for a new spark. Then I found it. It came in...

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Kidz Klang and Babylon Orchestra

June is a very exciting month for me! I will be rocking it out with my zrio (piano/drumz/viola/singz) at the Kidz Klang in Wagenburg Lohmühle and then cleansing my spirit with the Babylon Orchestra at the Passionskirche in Berlin. There is some serious talent on board...

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Zazuka and Junodori Double Concert

In the 2nd and 3rd weeks of February, all of Berlin will be a-buzz with boozing, schmoozing film-makers. Meanwhile Zazuka and Junodori will make an escape from their respective roles as filmkomponistin and filmmischmeisterin (don't you just love German compound nouns?!) to tickle the ivories...

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Zazuka Gigs in December

New gigs coming up in December, solo as well as with new and old collaborators. 02.12. with Faleh Khaless (oud and piano) 08.12. Zazuka Quarzett 09.12. Zazuka Quarzett again @Officina Neukölln 22.12. Zazuka Zolo @ArtCityPeople Gallery Kreuzberg (solo piano and voice) In the oud and piano duo performance, the programme...

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Zazuka w/String Quartet – “Hudna” Single

The story for this song that I recorded with a string quartet in March 2017 is, I was sitting and waiting for my plane in Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, and decided to pass the time by striking up a conversation with the woman next to...

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“Turn Everything” Single Out

So my first single is out with a lyric video. "Turn Everything" was written as music years ago but the lyrics and form crystallised in early 2017. It's basically my quirky way of sending my wish out there for people to take more action in their lives...