Andrii Sacheva: jazz violinist and composer inspired by funk, electro, alt rock and jazz, originally from Ukraine, now living in Katowice, Poland.
Over 20 musicians from Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Spain have participated in creating the genre-eluding EP Elusive Signs.
Andrii began work on the album a few years ago with the Kiev group French Connection Jazz Quartet; he completed the work in Katowice. He isn’t only the composer but also the producer, sound editor, and multi-instrumentalist: he plays the violin, drums, piano, synths, and ukulele. He also provides backing vocals.
There are five vocal compositions here, five different stories inspired by the City, its myths and legends, its architecture and street art.
One of these is sung by Dana Vynnytska, another Ukrainian-Polish artist, member of the eclectic group DagaDana.
Grammy winner Jacek Gawłowski provided the EPs' mastering.
Patronage of the project is held by Katowice Miasto Ogrodów.
Andrii Sacheva, Ukrainian composer. Whilst in a classical chamber orchestra he decided to move beyond classical and got involved in various electro-acoustic sound experiments. He took part in projects by the renowned Ukrainian composer Alla Zagaykevitch, in modern art festivals Gogolfest, EM-Visia, Electroacoustica, and together with the composer Anastasya Arhangorodska created Elvio Duo, specialising in electro-acoustic compositions with real-time digital sound processing.
In 2011 he set up the French Connection Jazz Quartet in Kiev and composes Dancing Kids. The Quartet performed at numerous festivals and jazz clubs.
In the same year he received a scholarship from the Polish Minister of Culture’s Gaude Polonia programme to study jazz improvisation with Professor Henryk Gembalski at the Academy of Music in Katowice. Later he went on to study jazz violin at the Academy’s Jazz Institute.
Also in 2011 he recorded a solo violin album Grafika.