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Sofi Paez, Davidsson & Zuzanna Calka

OPIA, the platform of the renowned Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds, will present three neoclassical artists in LantarenVenster on June 5: Sofi Paez, Davidsson and Zuzanna Calka.Zuzanna Calka The young Polish classically trained pianist/composer Zuzanna Całka has been playing the piano for as long as she can remember . She makes music by manipulating and multi-tracking sounds from piano and synthesizers. After composing music for two short films, she released the EP Late Night Takes in 2023 (on her own label). This contains six meditative ballads inspired by the Japanese term boketto, or the art of daydreaming: staring into the distance, losing yourself in thoughts and ultimately finding peace. Całka sees making music, including through the use of improvisation, as a spiritual activity, a ritual that helps her reconnect with the beauty and mystery of life! Davidsson Davidsson is the stage name of the Icelandic composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Thorleifur Gaukur Davidsson. His main instruments are the harmonica and the pedal steel - perhaps because of the latter instrument he has lived in Nashville for years. Davidsson tours with the Icelandic rock band KALEO and has collaborated with Chuck Leavell and Daryll Jones (keyboardist and bassist with the Rolling Stones). His debut album Lifelines, an ode to Davidsson's late father, will soon be released. Expect a musical landscape as impressive as that of Iceland! Sofi Paez The Costa Rican pianist Sofi Paez (now operating from Berlin) started making her own compositions after her studies at the conservatory, mainly inspired by nature. The atmosphere that her neoclassical pieces evoke is delicate and subtle – the tranquility that the sight of a beautiful landscape offers, translated into music. After two separate tracks (Diciembre and Preludio), the EP Circles was released in 2023, containing, in addition to the title track, If I Could Do It All Again. The few available songs leave you wanting more. Fortunately, her debut album will be released in 2024!

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Wed 5 Jun

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