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    Bluebird Summer Sessions #4: Sacha Ley & Laurent Payfert


    Op der Bréck
    Rue de Luxembourg 24
    L–8190 Kopstal

    “Luxembourg vocalist Sascha Ley and French bassist Laurent Payfert are a remarkable duo whose beautifully integrated music breathes fresh life into familiar songs, as well as heading off in bold new directions. Hypnotic and mesmerizing.” Gateshead International Festival Newcastle
    present the subtle art of combining vocals and double bass.Based on mutual musical affinities, the Luxembourgish singer, actress and poet and her congenial fellow musician open the doors to a unique kind of sound journey that blends free improvisation, written and instant Dreamlike and suggestive soundscapes, experiments, sound-painting, the use of extended vocal and instrumental techniques as well as narrative art take the audience to an inviting, spirited and sometimes breathtaking experience off the beaten track.
    SASCHA LEY is one of the best known and respected artists in Luxembourg. Combining an acting and music career, the multi-language vocalist, composer, actress and poet likes walking along unconventional paths in her musical output embracing free and jazz improvisation, imaginary folklore, contemporary music and reaching out for extended vocal techniques. Sascha studied in Amsterdam, Bombay, Luxembourg and Saarbrücken. In parallel with music, drama and film works, Sascha has devoted herself in recent years increasingly to composing and writing, creating and directing interdisciplinary performances.
    LAURENT PAYFERT, French double bass player and composer, has been trained in classical music at the Conservatoire de Metz (F). Playing as a bassist in rock and funk bands, he got into jazz and improvised music by the end of the 1980ies, stylistically influenced by encounters with Hein Van De Geyn, Ricardo Del Fra and Steve Lacy among others. Besides the duo and his “Laurent Payfert Quartet”, he performs as a sideman in various ensembles (e.g. Jeff Herr Corporation) and collaborates with stage artists and sculptors.