JANE IN ETHER

Miako Klein, recorders 

Magda Mayas, piano 

Biliana Voutchkova, violin / voice

The Berlin trio, founded in 2019, is comprised of recorder player Miako Klein, pianist Magda Mayas and violinist Biliana Voutchkova. The three musicians areinternationally renowned for their live shows and numerous recorded works in the fields of improvisation, contemporary music, and performance. Originating from independent musical backgrounds, genres, and styles, the trio concentrates on developing real time compositions exploring the dynamic and tonal possibilities of
their respective instruments extending them unconventionally. The primary focus of the trio resides in the variety of timbres that arise from the combination of instruments as they overlap or coexist side by side, on patiently creating fragile textures which hover on the edge of audibility only to spontaneously shift direction creating a dynamic space for dense clusters of noise or the sonic suspension of minimal tonal soundscapes. The trio just released their debut album on the British label Confront Recordings, launched at a live concert at HKW Berlin on August 13th, 2021.

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© Tony Elieh

each member of jane in ether is a formidable musician in her own right. the cream of the the berlin improv scene whose extended techniques of their respective instruments are, it's no exaggeration to say, ground breaking. I bore witness to this evolution in discipline as I’ve been fortunate enough to work with, and see all three perform in a variety of circumstances. when I heard magda, biliana, and miako were forming a trio the news was both exciting and somehow inevitable as they compliment one another sonically as they do in life. JIE's music has something of the quality of undiffused light, a clarity made all the more luminous and transparent by a true grounding in silence from which sounds emanate/resonate. spare sentences where light slips through. largely quiet conversations in a multiplicity of languages spoken as if sharing the same root. roots of a tree displayed in a white gallery, in a Japanese garden. water, bells, air, wood, strings. the mechanics of chanting. the origins of the sounds unclear to the uninitiated. the forest speaks for itself, slowed until audible. what was spoken goes un.

(david sylvian)