AVANTGARDE CHANSON SHOW | ONLINE
SCHARMIEN ZANDI FEAT. LUKAS GABRIC
FRIDAY, MAY 15 2020 - WEDNESDAY, SEP 30 2020
Our planned in-house AMOUR FOU concert has been cancelled due to the current restrictions. Nevertheless, Scharmien Zandi created an online show from which you can enjoy A TASTE OF AMOUR FOU featuring the New York-based Austrian saxophonist Lukas Gabric. The video will also include an introduction to a poetry radio play with Zandi’s band CADÛ featuring a video installation of her opera DIONE.
Through the electrifying sound fields of Pop, Oriental and Experimental, Scharmien Zandi explores equality, feminism, freedom, individualism, racism, and sexism.
AMOUR FOU brings this vulnerability of exploration to a climax that seduces the public, with the artist acting as the defendant, the judge and the hangman simultaneously. The combination of piano and the holistic voice of Scharmien Zandi results in a show emulating a chanson character with a different style of sound. Her expressed point of view is full of humor, melancholy, critic, and irony.
Scharmien Zandi was awarded the Austrian Musictheaterprize Best Off-Production Award at the Salzburg Festival 2020 for AMOUR FOU. Congratulations, Scharmien!
Enjoy A TASTE OF AMOUR FOU...
Scharmien Zandi, vocals and piano
Lukas Gabric, saxophone
Scharmien Zandi is a transdisciplinary artist who works as a composer, director, musician, performer and vocalist. She works as sound performer, makes video- and sound installation (798 art Zone), is the frontwoman of the psychedelic rock band CADÛ and is composing her first contemporary opera DIONE. (www.scharmienzandi.com) || www.instagram.com/scharmien
Lukas Gabric is a saxophonist, musicologist, educator and composer. While maintaining a busy performance and recording schedule, Gabric works as a lecturer for music history and theory at the City College of New York, and serves as saxophone faculty for The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program (MAP). Lukas began his musical education at the Conservatory of Carinthia in his native country Austria. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New School University in New York, a Master of Arts from the City College of New York, a postgraduate Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, and currently pursues a PhD in musicology at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. (www.lukasgabric.net) || www.instagram.com/lukasgabric
Image Credit: Yoting Zhou (L. Gabric), Andrea Peller (S. Zandi)