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Russian Literary Musical Tour 1

24th November

Music/Prose Performance with Margarita Meklina reading excerpts from her story ‘Hannibal’s Elephants’ at 7pm ( as part of the Arkady Dragomoschenko Conference), at Poryadok Slov Bookstore, St Petersburg

Russian Literary Musical Tour

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6 PM – 8 PM (UTC+03)

Music / Poetry performance with flautist Olga Volkova. Improvised and composed musical accompaniment to poet Paul Corde’s Book Launch at 6pm at Cook n Geek Art Cafe, Saint Petersburg, Russia (Directions)

Mna Mna Gig

Roisin Dubh

Maja performed with Galician singer Zeltia Acuna original songs and compositions inspired by Galicia, Ireland and Sweden. With Sam Wright on bass and Gosia Kamieniecka on extra vocals.

INIS Poetry and Music Festival

Inisbofin Island

Maja accompanied poetry readings and improvised music to a documentary about Richard Murphy in the presence of President Michael D Higgins for the official opening.

Citog Sessions

Roisin Dubh


The Maja Elliott Ensemble played support act to eclectic jazz singer Sue Rynhart at Roisin Dubh

Virtuoso Cellist

Maja performed the Brahms cello sonata in E minor with young Norwegian virtuoso cellist Balder Hella Mikkelsen in the UMM competition Bergen semifinal.

On the Edge of Lyricism

Eisler, Elliott, Improv and Electronics

Oct at Kalfarlien18, Bergen

Concert with Hilde Annine Hasselberg (soprano), Maja Elliott (piano, voice, violin), Edvard Sundby (cello) and Mats Mikkelsen (sounds and beats) for opening of Exhibition Series ´Autumn Nights`.

Concert with Syrian Cellist

Bashar Sharifah

 

Maja played in trio at Herrljunga Church, Göteborg, Sweden in April. She performed with Syrian cellist Bashar Sharifah and bassist Marcus Bult. They played compositions by Maja with improvisations inspired by Arabic and Irish music.

CD Project

KALEMA, with Hugo Claro

Sample tracks on Soundcloud

KALEMA is a powerful tidal wave on the shores of Angola. Just as Kalema is created by a constellation of specific elements – waves , wind, moon and tides – so the album Kalema was created by the collision of cultures and genres on the shores of musical exploration. The medieval town of Sintra is a magnet for artists and musicians and is the meeting place of this musical duo. Kalema is an unusual combination of two instruments from very different cultures – classical piano and Portuguese guitar – and two contrasting voices: Maja’s soft and flute-like, Hugo’s powerful and dramatic. The music navigates between Portuguese, flamenco, Celtic, medieval, classical and jazz styles. Their first album Kalema was created against the dramatic backdrop of mareis viveis, the September coastal tidal waves on the Apple Beach or Praia das Macas. The music, shimmering and fluid, surges and swells on tides of emotion, between elation, calm, and melancholy, always dancing. The music is classically lyrical yet imbued with a contemporary vision and the flair of improvisation. Instrumentals are interspersed with songs based on poems.

HUGO CLARO. Portuguese guitarist, singer and composer, Hugo has performed extensively throughout Portugal and has appeared regularly on Portuguese television as a guitarist and vocalist, soloist and band member. An innovator, he takes the traditional ‘fado’ guitar of Portugal to new horizons, exploring flamenco and jazz techniques, music of the renaissance, lute, and the Arabic oud.

Sweden

Säljeryd Festival

Småland, July 5th, 3pm

As “Efterwarme”, new trio with singer-songwriter Cristoffer Svard

UK

Colchester Arts Centre

With singer-songwriter Simon Finn and Joolie Wood

Interview Published in Book

Olika Människor

Olika Människor (Different People) is an anthology of cultural interviews by the journalist, photographer and musician Karl Abrahamsson. Karl has portrayed photographers, directors, writers, musicians and artists who all have one thing in common: a passionate vision of how life should be lived.

Alongside Maja Elliott, interviewees include Genesis P-Orridge, Malcolm McLaren and Kenneth Anger. as well as Dian Hanson, Michael Moynihan, June Newton, Wes Lang, Maja Ratkje, Carl Johan De Geer, Ewa Rudling, Mika Vainio / Pan Sonic, Missy Suicide, Mark McCloud, Gunnar Smoliansky, Michael Bowen, Jens Assur, Peter Beard, Bo Cavefors, Ralph Gibson, Ralph Metzner, Charles Gatewood, von HausswolffElggren, Stelarc, John Duncan, Lars Hillersberg, Hans Scheike, V Vale, Steve Leyba, Adam Parfrey and Conrad Rooks

CD Release

Dreams of Elyssia

The album Dreams of Elyssia is finally available and for sale on Simon Finn´s label 10to1 Records. The cost is £10 ($10 or €10), plus €2 for packaging and delivery. This album is an emotional journey through genres, time and place. It spans a 5 year period, the title track Dreams of Elyssia having first been recorded on the Current 93 album Live in Lisbon with Antony. Some tracks were recorded in Venice, others in Sweden and Ireland. For more enquiries please write to majaelliott@yahoo.com. I will be touring the album in the autumn so stay posted! There are proposed dates in Sweden with In Gowan Ring, and others in Denmark, Norway and Ireland. A concert in Poland with Simon Finn and Joolie Wood is planned early next year.

Payment for the CD can be made through Paypal at the address 10to1recordsire@gmail.com. Please put the title Dreams of Elyssia in the mail.

UK

London, April 21 @ the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre

With Current 93 + Baby Dee and special guest vocalist Marc Almond.

(Surprise guest Anthony of the Johnsons)

The Netherlands

Tilburg, April 20 @ the Roadburn Festival (013 Club)

With Current 93 + Æthenor, Baby Dee, and Ricki Lee Jones

France

Bourges, April 17 @ Bourges Festival de Printemps

With Current 93 + Baby Dee and special guest Ricki Lee Jones

France

Paris, 27 December 8pm on the boat Peniche El-Alamein.
Maja Elliott shared the bill with pianist and comedian Marc Henri Lamande. The concert was organised by Vultures Musick.

Many many thanks to Sopradasesferas for organising such wonderful shows in Portugal and thanks to all who came! A CD is soon out with live music from both shows – In Gowan Ring and Maja Elliott live in Portugal.

Russia

Moscow, September 24 @ Ikra
With Current 93 + Six Organs Of Admittance

Moscow, September 23 @ Ikra
With Current 93 + Clodagh Simonds (of Fovea Hex)

Tour with Current 93

June

4 – Teatro Rasi, Ravenna, Italy + Maja Elliott solo + Clodagh Simonds

3 – Teatro Rasi, Ravenna, Italy + Pantaleimon

2 – Dimitris Horn Theatre, Athens, Greece + Baby Dee + Simon Finn

1 – Dimitris Horn Theatre, Athens, Greece + Six Organs Of Admittance + Maja Elliott solo

May

29 – Volksbuehne, Berlin, Germany + Simon Finn + Maja Elliott solo

28 – Volksbuehne, Berlin, Germany + Pantaleimon + Baby Dee

27 – Gorlice Subterranean Hall (Vysehrad Casemates), Praha, CZ + Pantaleimon + Baby Dee

25 – La Paloma, Barcelona, Spain + Pantaleimon

20 – Luchtbal Theatrehall, Antwerp, Belgium + Maja Elliott solo + Baby Dee

19 – Luchtbal Theatrehall, Antwerp, Belgium + Simon Finn + Pantaleimon