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COSMOS  

(NOT ENOUGH)

Written and performed by Sascha Ley

Sounds, videos, stage design Krischan Kriesten & Sascha Ley

Light design, technical direction Krischan Kriesten

Illustrations Sascha Ley

Outside Eye, choreographic advice Sylvia Camarda

Costumes Denise Schumann & Sascha Ley

Assistance Stella Riolino



Upcoming shows
26.11.2024, 20:00 Ariston Theatre Esch
27.11.2014, 20:00  Ariston Theatre Esch
& October 13, 2024 Freistil Festival Völklingen


  

A coproduction Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Escher Theater









"Everything is connected. The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separateness.” Albert Einstein

Cosmos (Not Enough) is a reflection and research on unequal perception, memory and reality, on being a woman, being a man, being oneself, on relationship, desire, lust, love, polarity, erotic attraction and the different experience of space and time. 

 

Based on a project of lyrical prose, word collages and illustrations Sascha Ley developed the hybrid text form of her Cosmos (Not Enough) as an interdisciplinary performance that combines storytelling, images, sound, music and movement into an experimental playground.

 

In collaboration with light, video and sound artist Krischan Kriesten, Ley combines her skills as a multidisciplinary artist to reflect the fascinating inner world of passion, desire for communication and knowledge in a performance that addresses both personal and universal themes and provokes through its abstract poetry and directness.





COSMOS (Not Enough) REVIEWS


RTL feature on ARTBOX, starts 18min50 sec


A sensual, interdisciplinary performance. [...] With Cosmos, Sascha Ley offers a more universal and, to a certain extent, more mature view of the female body. She reflects on her own being in various forms, phases and subjective memories. In her one-hour performance, she sheds her identities like a caterpillar that transforms over time. [..] mixes dance, movement and song and supplements these with video recordings from the very beginning. She successively weaves associative spaces, starting from her own cosmos and consistently questioning herself [..] In her stream of consciousness, Ley playfully, mockingly and at times pensively reflects on the different perceptions, and plays with heteronormative gender roles or rolls on the carpet in abandon. The performance is linguistically witty, beguiling in its singing and coherent in its choreography. It is a powerful solo performance that lives from the facets of Ley's strong stage presence, the songs sung with her smoky, jazzy voice and the recorded video clips. More of this! Anina Valle Thiele, Land 5.4.24 

Exceptional performance. As a conqueror of words, expressions and territories, Sascha Ley penetrates the innermost recesses of our consciousness, our collective memory and reality. Obviously, we’re in experimental territory here, but Sascha has concocted an experience that has done us a lot of good. Sascha’s work is a little provocative, but the most important thing is that it provokes debate, questions and challenges. Michel Schroeder, Zeitung vum Lëtzebuerger Vollek 03/24  


It’s poetic and provocative, visually stunning, brave, honest, and humorous in parts too [..] there are galaxies of captivating sounds on stage [..] do go and see what you discover about life, art and yourself in this fascinating voyage. Wendy Winn, Radio ARA/Writer and poet 03/24

A tour de force of acting, singing and dancing. She acts, she sings, she composes, she writes, she dances ... To call Sascha Ley a multidisciplinary artist would almost be an understatement. Pascal Steinwachs Journal 03/24

A Unique Journey Through Perception and Reality. Themes That Resonate on a Universal Level. The themes of 'Cosmos (Not Enough)' are as varied as they are profound. From the unequal perceptions that shape our understanding of the world to the memories that define our reality, the performance is a mirror reflecting the complexities of human existence. [..] a thought-provoking experience for a diverse audience.  Salman Khan, Bnnbreaking.com 02/24

 

What a performance it is. [..] Ley gives a more mature take on love, and reflects in her many guises on the different memories she has built in her lifetime, against the backdrop of time and the universe. It’s a fascinating concept that prompts you to revisit your own journey, your own experiences and your own version of events. Sarita Rao, Luxembourg Times 02/24


Dear Sascha, what a magnificent show you've given us this evening. You've put your whole body and soul into it, an exceptional multi-polar artist:  Your art of words, language, writing, voice, singing, gestures and movement, all live and vibrate in synergy thanks to your passion and your admirably mastered rage for expression. Many thanks for this evening. Lambert Schlechter, writer and poet  02/24

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        AXIS MUNDI 

            w/ Laurent Payfert, JP Boffo, Murat Öztürk
            Free Instant Composition, Jazz and Live Sound Processing

FIRST IMPRESSIONS & FEEDBACK


Listen to the podcast on Radio rcf (in French) of 24th February !


The symbiotic relationship between voice and instruments is captivating; [..] ideas exchange cross a broad spectrum of emotions and  a wide variety of musical eras and styles flash across a long arc of tension. The centrepiece is Ley's almost magical vocal artistry - it includes the spoken word (in this case self-penned) and is a sign of self-confident femininity. Stefan Uhrmacher, Saarbrücker Zeitung DE 04/24

Another great cd from the brilliant vocalist Sascha Ley and her wonderful musician collaborators. Shelley Hirsch, Vocalist, Poet, Performer NY

 

Axis Mundi is more than a mere musical reflection. Whether progressive or experimental, cosmic or Avant-Garde Jazz, this music mingles with Sascha Ley’s vocal performance, at times both sensual and raw, pure and alluring. Jacques Prouvost, Jazzques BE

A yela music yela muse production

About

A vocalist-composer-improviser-actor-performer-poet 


Interviews 

“I am and will always be an explorer”
Le Quotidien

You have always navigated between theater, film, dance and music. What kind of artist are you? The entire interview

„Sot emol“ Radio 100,7 

... at home in free improvised music
On her musical way Sascha Ley developed an awareness for the world of sounds. Read more..

Personal note 

For IN BETWEEN, my first solo album, I have been inspired mainly by personal themes such as life and death, beginning and ending,  freedom and expansion, love and longing, the small detail and the great infinity, while standing in the so-called middle of life, the "in-between", which, marked by constant transitions, seems to be a dance between the heart and the universe.  In complementary sounds between free improvisations and, instant and free compositions, I have created lyrics, songs and instrumentals, and  also quote two of my favorite jazz songs to frame this flow of thoughts and feelings.
I use my voice, both as an instrument and in songs and pure recitations, as well as a piano, a micro-synthesizer and other devices. During the recording, I invited my wonderful sound engineer and fellow musician Jean Pascal Boffo to a jam session where he processed the vocals live. You'll hear him on the album as well. JazzHausMusik ( JHM292 )

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"LëtzMusek" concert with the Philharmonic Orchestra Luxembourg, 20 January 2023 at the Philharmonie Luxembourg    >>> starts 58'14''

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"Free Spirit Songs" concert at the Philharmonie Luxembourg    >>>