Helena Basilova

Aurora, Ryuichi Sakamoto

Helena Basilova
Aurora, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Helena Basilova
Helena Basilova
Aurora, Ryuichi Sakamoto

Aurora, Ryuichi Sakamoto

Helena Basilova

The recent death of composer Ryuichi Sakamoto triggered the need in pianist Helena Basilova to dive deep into his music. Classically trained and from a family of musicians/ composers, Helena is inherently drawn to exploring new music and genres. The music of Sakamoto opened her ears to new possibilities and worlds within the piano repertoire.

The original track Aurora, owes its title to the place where Sakamoto and Alva Noto produced their album Insen: Villa Aurora, owned by author Lion Feuchtwanger. In this version, Helena worked with producer Maarten Vos to create a new soundscape that surrounds the piano. An atmospheric gripping piece constructed by lonely piano notes intertwined with electronic textures.