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Monday, 01.03.2022 by Verena Zeiner

...is a collaboration with photographer David Almeida-Ribeiro and fine artist Doris Dittrich.
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The Wordless | Videorelease

Friday, 12.03.2021 by Verena Zeiner

Photo: Christina Jägersberger

The Wordless is the first piece of music from the upcoming album The Sweetness of Finitude, a duo album created together with Ziv Ravitz on drums.
The full album will be released on January 14, 2022 (Sessionwork Records).

Christina Jägersberger made a beautiful video for "The Wordless".
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Verena Zeiner: piano
Ziv Ravitz: drums
Recorded by David Furrer
Mixed and mastered by Ziv Ravitz
Produced by Verena Zeiner
Artwork by Le Monsieur Flash
Coverphoto by Paul Zeiner
Sessionwork Records 2021

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Album release: Verena Zeiner & Ziv Ravitz

Saturday, 11.06.2021 by Verena Zeiner

Photo: Ian Ehm / Perrine Rosseau

The Sweetness of Finitude will be released on January 14th 2022 on Sessionwork Records.

Pianist Verena Zeiner and drummer Ziv Ravitz dedicate the music of their first duo album together to the sweet sensation of finitude — the possibilities that arise when presented with boundaries or the enjoyment of encountering a conclusion.

It’s a meeting of two musicians from completely different cultural backgrounds, raised in two completely different environments. On this album they find commonalities, like their musical roots in improvised music or their approach to making music.

They met 2011 in NYC, when they both lived in the city. A regular artistic exchange was followed by a first collaboration for Verena Zeiner’s solo album No Love without Justice (2020), which was mixed and mastered by Ziv Ravitz.

The Sweetness of Finitude is their dialog through music, dealing with questions of finitude in a duo setting: how can two musicians remain themselves while getting in touch with each other? What are their personal boundaries? How can they each hold their own places, positions, origins and background stories in a dialog and create something new together while being aware of their own personal finitude?

 

 

Ö1 Radiosession

Tuesday, 08.31.2021 by Verena Zeiner

Photo: David Almeida-Ribeiro

Vinicius Cajado and I recently recorded an Ö1 Radiosession. You can listen to it for a few more days, here: https://oe1.orf.at/player/20210829/649129
We played composed as well as improvised pieces:
1. Immersion (comp.: Verena Zeiner)
2. Encounter of a day I (comp.: Vinicius Cajado, Verena Zeiner)
3. About sovereignty (comp.: Verena Zeiner)
4. Purpur (comp.: Vinicius Cajado, Verena Zeiner)
5. The wordless (comp.: Verena Zeiner)
6. Introducing people (comp.: Vinicius Cajado, Verena Zeiner)
7. Other people’s stories (comp.: Verena Zeiner)

Breakables

Tuesday, 08.31.2021 by Verena Zeiner

Photo: Hanna Fasching

A few months ago I found myself having some time left in a studio, after recording an album that will be released later this year. Spontaneously I took the chance to do some solo recordings as well. A couple weeks before, Mira Lu Kovacs had released her new album „What Else Can Break“. One of the songs - „Stay A Little Longer“ - had been moving around my mind for a while. The music and lyrics of her beautiful piece touch me and speak to me… So, I decided to try a solo piano version of it. Here it is!
I’m honored to be part of the new EP „breakables“, alongside other great musicians who created their own versions of Mira’s songs.
Get the music >> https://inkmusic.at/release/breakables/

Stay a little longer / Variation for piano
Piano recorded by David Furrer / Aurorastudios Vienna
Electronics recorded by Wolfgang Schlögl
Mixed and mastered by Martin Siewert
Inkmusic

Award winner

Monday, 12.21.2020 by Verena Zeiner

Photo: Stefan Sappert

I'm very grateful and happy to have received the award "Kulturpreis 2020 des Landes NÖ" for music!
Find more information and videos here: https://kulturpreis.noel.gv.at/preistraeger-innen/