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EP ONE

by Galya Bisengalieva

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1.
tùs 10:22
2.
TULPAR 03:25
3.
Oparin 08:30

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EP ONE was commissioned and curated by Galya Bisengalieva featuring new works for solo violin and electronics using the instrument as a tool to create new and innovative sounds. All tracks are composed by UK based living artists.

Track 1 - "tùs" was written by Claire M Singer, a composer, producer and performer of acoustic and electronic music (cello and organ), film and installations. 'tùs' means 'beginnings' in Scottish Gaelic and was inspired by Glencoe a jaw-dropping glen of volcanic origin in the Highlands of Scotland. The looped and mania;ated layers of violin to create textural journey across a vast landscape.

Track 2 - "Tulpar" was written by Galya Bisengalieva. "Tulpar" is a winged horse in Kazakh mythology (corresponding to the Pegasus of the Greeks) which speaks to Galya's roots. The track uses the violin as a rhythmic instrument to invoke mythical creature of steppes life.

Track 3 - "Oparin" was composed by Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch. She is signed to FatCat's classical imprint 130701 for her solo work and her second album 'Époques' was released on 13 July 2018. For the track "Oparin" Emilie was inspired by Alexander Ivanovich's theories about the origins of life in the early Earth's 'primordial soup' expounded in his classic book 'The Origin of Life'. Oparin was a Soviet biochemist.

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released November 30, 2018

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Galya Bisengalieva London, UK

Galya is an award winning Kazakh/British violinist and composer. She weaves across genres like folk, ambient classical, and electronic.

In 2020 Galya released Aralkum on One Little Independent Records.

She has worked with artists like Moor Mother, Laurie Spiegel, Suzanne Ciani, Pauline Oliveros, Mica Levi and Actress as well as commissioning works by Ipek Gorgun, Shiva Feshareki and CHAINES.
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