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Gilda Razani and Hans Wanning

About Aphrodite  

Gilda Razani theremin / saxophone/ live electronic   Hans Wanning  piano / synthesizer/ live electronic  featuring  Jaime Moraga Vasquez drums/percussion

About Aphrodite is the exiting mix of post – jazz, film music , hypnotic grooves and atmospheric soundscapes with the instruments theremin, soprano saxophone, piano, electronics and drums.Their works range from concerts, film music scores and audio visual installations (by Mario Simon) to electronic live sets. They don’t care about categorizations. Worldmusic of the future, jazz, pop, rock, roots, techno or contemporary classical, it is always: both as well as. In any case, no band sounds like them! About Aphrodite  shapes their typical sound with the sonic beauty of the instrument theremin, which non contact is played. At first , they built their pieces around the theremin as main instrument , meanwhile, it is an integrated timbre of the overall sound. Together they explore its sonic possibilities. About Aphrodite summon the spirit of Phillip Glass, John Coltrane and Steve Reich in the same way as well as that of Radiohead, Trentemoeller, Pink Floyd, Pat Metheny or the Scandinavian sound of Nils Petter Molvaer.

Reviews
‚Music itself.de‘
… convinces with great composition and sound, one of the most fascinating duos of recent years. It is hard to escape the hypnotic charm of the music, which is both structured and complex. Highly recommended! (18/20)
‚Music reviews.de‘
… an album as brilliant as the stars in the sky, Membran Music takes ‘Polaris‘ as its theme. The instrumental cosmos, with Theremin, piano, soprano saxophone and live electronics moves from classical music to progressive jazz, but at the same time always retaining its dark colouring. It is unique in the same way as ABOUT APHRODITE! (13/15)
’nrwjazznet.de‘
… What Hans and Gilda achieve in this album can only be called an immersive audio experience. Out of melancholy undertones springs music full of tonal fantasy and lyrical depth, and behind the duo’s conscious and animated musical freedom lies a wealth of in-depth knowledge and experience”

Recordings
2014  Ocean Lily and 2015  Faktor X released  at  Aztek Electronic Music/Australia
2018 Polaris released at Floating World Records/ London.

Festivals
Fusionfestival (DE), Les Digitales (CH), Spirit of the Woodstockfestival (IT), Jazz Province ( RU), Skandaloes Festival (DE), Klangtherapie Festival (DE), Tropen Tango Festival (DE) , Afterhills Festival (ROU), Zurück zu den Wurzeln Festival (DE), Wiesenviertelfest (DE).

Filmmusic
Gilda Razani and Hans Wanning are working for German television.
since  2015  they have composed and produced numerous film scores for the WDR (West German Broadcasting, Cologne)
–   #weltuntergang: Der Sommer, der ins Wasser fiel , 2015
–  #jesuischarlie:Ein Hashtag und die Folgen  , 2015
–  #fluechtlinge- was sind wir für ein Land   , 2016
–  #germanwings- die Katastrophe. Rückblick und Gedenken , 2016
–  #land_unter-Der Unwetter-Sommer 2016
–  #monsterstau -Stillstand ist unser Leben!, 2016
–  #koelnhbf, 2016
– schrecklichschön: weihnachten, 2016
–   schrecklichschön: geschenke, geschenke, 2016
– Die schönsten Mausmomente , 2017
–  Die Wunde meiner Stadt – Asli, Duisburg und die Loveparade, 2018
– jahrhundertsommer – Licht und Schatten, 2018

Radioplay
Das Geheimnis der Bagdadbahn – Mit Volldampf durch die Wüste, WDR Kiraka, 2018
https://kinder.wdr.de/radio/kiraka/audio/kinderhoerspiel/audio-anne-und-die-bankraeuber—hoerspiel-fuer-kinder-100.html

Award
2016  DFJP  Award (German French Journalism Prize) for ‚#‎jesuischarlie‬: Ein Hashtag und die Folgen‘, directed by Christian Dassel and Clemens Gersch.