This project was started by Maryana Golovchenko. After she contacted me, we started working mainly on traditional melodies from Ukraine -where she comes from-, related to the seasons calendar. Soon after, Cengiz Arslanpay would join us with his modular synths and countless flutes. I add my eccentric cello playing to this trio with a mix of folk and experimental music.
Here the version of Grey Geese with guest Geerte de Koe on violin. It was recorded in Grote Kerk in Den Haag. During the commemoration of the remembrance day, 4th of May.
And here a more psychedelic approach to another traditional melody
Ayman Sandok – video and edit, Gustav Odqvist – second camera, Hannibal Saad – additional shots
Maryanka Golovchenko – vocal, Cengiz Arslanpay – electronics, Pau Sola Masafrets – cello
“There is mint over the waters, Over the waters, over the waters Its hidden behind the reeds and Melde, melde – Come, Maryanko, Burn the rue, burn the rue. – Now, my girls, I don’t care for rue Now my white hands are chained with Ivanko”