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“Revolvo” Selected for Hofer Filmtage (HoF Filmfest)

Francy Fabritz's satirical film "Revolvo" about two lovers who kidnap an alt-right politician has been officially selected for the Hofer Filmtage (HoF Filmfest). The music, which was performed by cabaretist Sigrid Grajek with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, will be available for streaming on Novermber 1st. The song...

Concert at Werkstatt der Kulturen

 In the context of the World Wide Music concert series of the Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin, zazuka will be playing songs from her newly published album with Ashia Bison Rouge (cello and vocal orchestra) and Kimia Bani (daf/percussion). The series is curated by Petra Nachtmanova,...

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New Album out October 4th! Place your orders now!

The new album is out on October 4th. This labour of intense joy, pain and love is finally ready. Most of this album is woven out of haunting vocal harmonies and lush chamber pop arrangements, but there are also bare-minimum singersongwriter tracks contrasting with sprawling orchestral landscapes. There...

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Art.Ist III Intimacy – A Concert Series

In September, percussionist Matthias Haffner and I are playing in duo formation as part of the Art.ist series curated by the wonderful Fabia Mantwill. There will be a painting dancer or a dancing painter, depending on how you look at it, and two other amazing duos....

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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...