Based in Sydney, Chaika take their name from the Bulgarian word for ‘seagull’. They create a beguiling and original sound-world, blending 4 female voices with Clarinet, Violin, Piano, Accordion, Double-Bass, Guitar and Percussion.
Chaika: The Mountains Tour @ Mittagong Playhouse
A beautiful concert traversing many landscapes comes to the Southern Highlands.
SUNDAY MAY 25th 8pm at THE MITTAGONG PLAYHOUSE
Chaika draws influence from folk traditions, jazz and classical music to create a beguiling and original sound-world. Described as ‘cinematic, deeply touching and meditative’, as well as ‘exuberant, virtuosic and uplifting’, Chaika’s strength is the elusiveness of their style.
Their latest release ‘I Monti’ (The Mountains), is a collection of both original and traditional pieces, gently wandering through foreign lands, emerging with an enchanting tale to tale.
Following their successful debut album of 2012 and Australian tour of 2013, Chaika takes to the road again with this highly anticipated release. “The Mountains Tour” will traverse the east coast of Australia from Melbourne to Brisbane, playing both capitol cities and regional centres.
‘Clarinet, accordion, violin & double bass all intertwine diversely & at times unpredictably giving Chaika a rich depth. … such a young & talented group of musicians’ – Eastside Radio, Sydney
‘It is easy to be enchanted by the beauty of their four-part harmony vocals’
– Tony Hillier, The Australian
‘Beautiful! I love the way your pieces often abruptly shift gears, and how the textures change - how we're bopping along with an instrumental when suddenly we're into four-part female vocals… Most of all I love the soul with which you imbue your pieces’
- Martin Wesley-Smith (Australian composer)
Emily-Rose Sarkova: Accordion, Piano, Vocals
Laura Bishop: Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Accordion
Susie Bishop: Violin, Vocals, Guitar
Laura Altman: Clarinet, Vocals
Johan Delin: Double Bass, Vocals
Rendra Freestone: Percussion, Vocals, Guitar.
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