HANIA RANI to Play at the MusicBox
Young pianist, Hania Rani will play at the MusicBox Sept. 4.
Hania Rani is a pianist, composer and musician who splits her life between Warsaw, where she makes her home, and Berlin where she studied and often works. She has written for strings, piano, voice and electronics and has collaborated with the likes of Christian Löffler, Dobrawa Czocher and Hior Chronik, and released an album with her Polish group tęskno last year. She has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Europe - from the National Philharmony in Warsaw, to Funkhaus in Berlin, to The Roundhouse in London (where she made her debut at the Gondwana 10th anniversary festival last October) and at festivals such as Open'er, Scope Festival and Eurosonic. Her compositions for solo piano were born out of a fascination with the piano as an instrument, and her desire to interpret its sound and harmonic possibilities in their entirety and in her own way.
Hania Rani is still young for a classical pianist, but she's well ahead of her time when it comes to writing her own music and bringing it to life. She wears the weight of her pieces, where harmonic and rhythmic relations set the pace and tone for bleak, yet moving melodic endeavors. Her first full-length album, "Esja," came out recently via Gondwana Records, label responsible for releasing records from Go Go Penguin and Portico Quartet, and where piano music is actually a must. Rani does stand out from her label peers with her sensitive interpretation of music, with each note and sustain being carefully placed over haunting chords, making "Esja" a deeply complex piece of classical music.
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