Sascha Ley and Laurent Payfert are a remarkable duo whose beautifully integrated music breathes fresh life into familiar songs, as well as heading off in bold new directions as Sascha's wordless vocals interweave with Laurent's freely melodic playing. Hypnotic and mesmerizing.”
Sascha Ley likes walking along unconventional paths in her musical output, which is strongly oriented towards jazz, free improvisation, imaginary folklore and contemporary music. The German-Luxembourgish vocalist and actress studied in Germany, Netherlands and India. In parallel with music, drama and film works, Sascha has devoted herself in recent years increasingly to composing and writing, creating and directing interdisciplinary performances.
Laurent Payfert是来自法国的低音提琴演奏家、作曲家，曾经在艺术学校Conservatoire de Metz (F)学习古典乐，也曾经在摇滚和放克乐队里担任贝斯手。80年代他进入爵士乐和即兴创作音乐的领域，风格受到H. Van De Geyn, Ricardo Del Fra和Steve Lacy a. o.的影响。除了这个二重奏以及自己的四重奏乐队之外，他还作为伴奏者与舞台艺术家和雕塑家合作。
Laurent Payfert, French double bass player and composer, has been trained in classicalmusic at the Conservatoire de Metz (F). Playing as a bassist in rock and funk bands, he gets into jazz and improvised music by the end of the 80ies, stylistically influenced by encounters with H. Van De Geyn, Ricardo Del Fra and Steve Lacy a. o. Besides the duo and his “Laurent Payfert Quartet”, he performs as a sideman and collaborates with stage artists and sculptors.
“Our improvised music is a spontaneous invention shared with a responding audience. It is always lifelike; you work instantly with all your senses, your thoughts and awareness, inventing sounds that lead you to new shores. You keep discovering and composing on the spot without any safety net. Sometimes it happens that the sound actually creates you, the being, the musician, the Self. Surprise, shock, revelation, jubilation – you name it.
The two of us have developed this dialogue into a partnership of a very special kind. That is why we decided to leave most of our first album to instant compositions and to reserve only some of the space for songs that our audiences will easily recognize as familiar. The classical approach to music is surely nothing we are afraid of. We usually stick to the harmonic understanding of music and groove and beauty. However, the wild and boundless world of sounds keeps inspiring us time and time again to go for the complete adventure, exploring the beauty of music on untrodden paths.” ——Sascha Ley
他们的最新专辑It’s Alright To Be Everywhere于2019年10月发行，展现了声乐、低音提琴与自然的完美结合。卢森堡著名的歌手、演员、诗人Sascha和与她志趣相投的音乐家，基于相互之间的音乐亲和力，开启了一段特殊的音乐之旅，将自由创作、写作和即兴与熟悉的旋律融合在一起。他们梦幻般、暗示性的氛围，音乐中的实验性，飘渺的声乐，完美的器乐技巧以及叙事艺术总是让观众感到惊奇。
Sascha & Laurent - Call Their albums: It’s Alright To Be Everywhere released October 2019. present the subtle art of combining vocals and double bass. Based on mutual musical affinities, Luxembourg’s renowned singer, actress and poet and her congenial fellow musician open the doors to a special kind of sound journey that blends free improvisation, written and instant compositions with familiar sonorities. Dreamlike and suggestive soundscapes, experiments, sound painting, the use of extended vocal and instrumental techniques as well as narrative art take the audience to an always surprising.