london: SANS

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 19:45

The SANS band’s very original music draws together its members' long experience in Finnish, Armenian and British traditional musics. The magnificent singing of Finland’s Sanna Kurki-Suonio unites in a rich soundscape with a unique instrumental line-up featuring the heart-pausing sound of Armenian Tigran Aleksanyan’s duduk, the deep woodiness of Ian Blake’s bass clarinet, the dark, glassy chiming of Andrew Cronshaw’s electric zither and Madagascan/Finnish marovantele, and the breathy, shivering harmonics of a pair of man-high fujaras.

This is one of the SANS Sessions forming a series of intimate performances by SANS in London, each different and with a theme. The theme for this SANS Session is “There are deer on the slope of the rolling mist”.

Since formation in 2011 SANS has played very successful shows in Britain, Finland, Norway, Croatia, Belgium and Australia. The CD 'SANS Live', recorded on the 2013 Flanders tour, released in April 2014, reached the World Music Charts Europe top 20.

Andrew Cronshaw 
Sanna Kurki-Suonio 
Tigran Aleksanyan 
Ian Blake 

Venue: Sands Films, Rotherhithe, London, UK


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