Marina Sobyanina + Tyler Gilmore Duo (2016)
interwoven electronics and vocals
Marina Sobyanina is a composer, singer and piano player of Russian origin, residing in Bern, Switzerland. She performs as a vocalist and piano player solo and in different interdisciplinary projects, including theatre, dance and movie productions. For her peculiar singing techniques she has been many times mentioned by European music journalists in numerous publications, invited for different experimental projects, and has shared the stage with Bobby McFerrin in his improvisational opera "Bobble". Marina is also active as a composer, writing music for different line-ups, from big bands to chamber and symphonic orchestras. Among the latest commissions are music for theatre play “Tableaux vivants” (the State theatre of Nations, RU). Sobyanina has released three studio albums with her contemporary jazz quartet JAZZATOR, appeared at some of the major European jazz festivals, such as London Jazz Festival (UK), Bohemia Jazz Festival (Cz), Jazzwerkstatt Bern (CH), Usadba Jazz (Ru) etc. and was a fellow at Music OMI Residency (USA) and Dialogue Dance /Campo Santo (BE/RU).
Tyler Gilmore is a composer and electronic musician. He has worked with Cuong Vu, Jenny Hval, Matt Wilson, Ron Miles, Peter Sommer, Ken Filiano, John Fedchock, and many others. Gilmore founded Brooklyn-based recording label Not Art Records. He has recorded two albums with his ensemble Ninth and Lincoln, including Static Line. In addition, he has composed for projects with WhoThroughThen, Small Dream Ada, vocalist Clare Wheeler, and Beaker with Alec Harper. He won the 2009 ASCAP/Columbia College Commission in Honor of Hank Jones and won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Award in 2008, 2009, and 2010; and has been a fellow at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and Music OMI. His music has been reviewed in DownBeat and performed internationally by groups including Jon Faddis’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the New England Conservatory Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Bobby Watson and The UMKC Concert Jazz Ensemble, The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Band I, The Playground Ensemble, The Henry Mancini Institute Overture Orchestra, and others.