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About Aphrodite

ABOUT APHRODITE comprises Gilda Razani on Theremin / soprano saxophone / The Pipe (a voice / breath / mouth-controlled dynamic FX processor and synthesizer from SOMA) / live electronics, Hans Wanning on piano / synthesizers / live electronics, and features Jaime Moraga Vasques on drums / percussion / vocals. Their music is a progressive crossover between jazz improvisation, classical and electronic music.

After their debut album Polaris was well received in September 2018, ABOUT APHRODITE is releasing their sophomore album Future Memories in October 2020. The record is a reflection on the crises of planet Earth as a whole; the climate, and a questioning of the future.

A truly multicultural group, whilst based in eastern Germany, Razani is part Persian and Moraga Vasques is half Chilean half Spanish. Their experience is just as wide reaching - Wanning has a lectureship at University of Dortmund and the Jazz Academy of Dortmund, Razani teaches saxophone and Theremin at the University of Dortmund.

The inclusion of Moraga Vasques in 2019 marked a real change for the group, with the addition of live drums and percussion adding depth and momentum in their music. In combination with the Theremin and the new use of The Pipe, ABOUT APHRODITE has developed their unique and unforgettable sound.

About Aphrodite have composed and produced film music, as well as numerous film scores for the WDR (West German Broadcasting, Cologne) and their own albums such as Bazaar for Traumtonrecords, Berlin, and Ocean Lily and Faktor X for Aztek Electronic Music in Melbourne, Australia.

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”One of the most fascinating duos of the last years - with their crossover About Aphrodite are certainly not for everyone, but few can deny the hypnotic allure of the music.” [18/20] – (2019)

“An alluring and innovative set that manages to avoid many of the clichéd pitfalls that limit most theremin music.” [***(*)] – Jazz Journal (2019)


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