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Gilda Razani and Hans Wanning

About Aphrodite  
Gilda Razani theremin / saxophone/ live electronic   Hans Wanning  piano / synthesizer/ live electronic

The works of the german based duo range from concerts (Membran Music), film music scores  and audio visual installations (The Projection) to techno live sets ( Treibjagd).

About Aphrodite//Membran Music
Concert
About Aphrodite//Membran Music is an exciting combination of classical, film and electronic music, jazz improvisation, and atmospheric soundscapes. The focal point of the sound moves between different instruments – very often the soprano saxophone, and of course Theremin and piano – and the atmosphere the music creates is indefinable. Imagine a quiet, almost melancholy mood, broken by the thunderous arrival of the soprano saxophone, then dissipating slowly like a vaporising star.
The finest elegiac melodies, sometimes featuring Theremin, are etched with saxophone underlayed by rhythmic pulsing electronic passages and great piano sounds. In the style of Keith Jarrett, Hans Wanning sets up quasi-hypnotic rhythm structures demanding Gilda Razani’s Theremin to respond.
Gilda Razani and Hans Wanning present their new album ‚Polaris‘, released by Floating World Records/ London.

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”

About Aphrodite//Treibjagd
Techno Live Set
made in the moment
Analog sounds and hypnotic drones and melodies are driven through the great symphony of the world by thrilling deep technoid rhythms. The artists Gilda Razani and Hans Wanning take you on euphoric and energetic sound journey and the sky is deep, dark, heavy and sweet!

About Aphrodite//The Projection
This audiovisual act is the extended version of About Aphrodite. Gilda Razani and Hans Wanning  perform together with  Mario Simon and Jan Voges, both media artists in residence at the theatre Dortmund.

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).

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)
1. #weltuntergang: Der Sommer, der ins Wasser fiel , 2015
2.#jesuischarlie:Ein Hashtag und die Folgen  , 2015
3.#fluechtlinge- was sind wir für ein Land   , 2016
4.#germanwings- die Katastrophe. Rückblick und Gedenken , 2016
5.#land_unter-Der Unwetter-Sommer 2016
6.#monsterstau -Stillstand ist unser Leben!, 2016
7..#koelnhbf, 2016
8.schrecklichschön: weihnachten, 2016
9. schrecklichschön: geschenke, geschenke, 2016
10. Die schönsten Mausmomente , 2017
11. Die Wunde meiner Stadt – Asli, Duisburg und die Loveparade, 2018
12.jahrhundertsommer – Licht und Schatten, 2018

Radioplay
Das Geheimnis der Bagdadbahn – Mit Volldampf durch die Wüste, WDR Kiraka, 2018

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