Marina Sobyanina
Composer Singer Pianist
Bio
Marina Sobyanina (*1986) is a composer and performer, born in Russia and currently living in Bern, Switzerland. She has gone on to pursue a wide range of projects across contemporary classical music, experimental jazz, theatre and film. Marina is active both in the European and Russian music scene composing for different ensembles, from contemporary chamber to larger orchestras and experimental line-ups.

She is permanently engaged as performer and composer in numerous international projects, such as: post-jazz Quartet Jazzator; SBOKU, duo with the Cologne-based Ukrainian singer and composer Tamara Lukasheva; ecological fugue Liebster Lobster. Marina is also known for her experiments with different vocal techniques.

Marina's music morphs between delicate soundscapes, saturated polystylistic blocks and tricky rhythmical structures. It is a sort of entangled state between modern jazz and contemporary classical music, without sliding into either of those.

Her latest output features both electronic and acoustic scores as well as experiments in interweaving everyday routine noises and soundscapes into a structure of a musical piece.


Education:

2014−2017
M.A. in Composition & Theory. Bern University of the Arts

2012−2014
B.A. in Jazz & Vocal Performance. Bern University of the Arts

2005-­2010
Russian State University for the Humanities.
Art History.

2002−2005
Moscow Regional College of Music. Vocal Performance.



Selected Press

"Energy, Flow and Form define the musical credo of Marina Sobyanina. Her Music sounds as excentric as promising."

(Jazz'n'More, CH)

"This is sort of an acoustic punk-jazz equipped with amazing vocals imitating things, piano passages reminiscent of Bartok and Prokofiev and the-Necks- style minimalist repetitions."

(Radio Culture, RU)


"Marina Sobyanina knows no boundaries. Compact pulsating beats and odd meters remind of Bartók and funk at the same time, small surprises appear here and there <…> This music is higlhy sovereign and captivating."

(Jazz Thing, DE)
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D I S C O G R A P H Y

"Nonagon" (Jazzator. Unit Records, 2014)
"The DOMe" (Jazzator. ArtBeat, 2012)
"Rough Terrain"
(Jazzator, 2010)


Features:

Helmut Oehring. Angelus Novus II (NEOS, 2017)
Hildegard lernt fliegen – "Cinéma Hildegard" (2014)
"Jazzwerkstatt Bern" Compilation (the Ballbreaker Ens. Unit Records, 2012)
"Jazzwerkstatt Bern" Compilation (the Ballbreaker Ens. Unit Records, 2011
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