Hania Rani
STG Presents

Hania Rani

in partnership with SAMA Seattle
December 5, 2023 | The Neptune Theatre

Event Notes

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Doors at 6:30 PM
Show at 7:30 PM

All general admission

Prices start from $25.00 (not including fees)

Hania Rani is a pianist, composer and musician who, was born in Gdansk and splits her life betweenWarsaw, where she makes her home, and Berlin where she studied and often works. Her debutalbum ‘Esja’, a beguiling collection of solo piano pieces on Gondwana Records was released tointernational acclaim on April 5th 2019 including nominations in 5 categories in the Polish music industriesvery own Grammys, the Fryderyki, and winning the Discovery of the Year 2019 in the Empik chain'sBestseller Awards and the prestigious Sanki award for the most interesting new face of Polish musicchosen by Polish journalists. Rani also composed the music for her first full length movie "I Never Cry"directed by Piotr Domalewski and for the play "Nora" directed by Michał Zdunik. Her song "Eden" wasused as a soundtrack of a short movie by Małgorzata Szumowska for Miu Miu's movie cycle "Women'sTales"

Her follow-up album, the expansive, cinematic, ‘Home’, is rebased on May 15th and finds Rani expandingher palate: adding vocals and subtle electronics to her music as well as being joined on some tracks bybassist Ziemowit Klimek and drummer Wojtek Warmijak. The album reunites her with recordingengineers, Piotr Wieczorek and Ignacy Gruszecki (Monochrom Studio) and the tracks were again mixedagain by Gijs van Klooster in his studio in Amsterdam and by Piotr Wieczorek in Warsaw ( Ombelicoand Come Back Home). Home was mastered by Zino Mikorey in Berlin (known for his work on albums byartists such as Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds).For Rani, Home, is very much a continuation of the work she started on Esja, “the completion of thesentence” as she puts it. The album offers a metaphorical journey: the story of places that become ourhome sometimes by chance, sometimes by choice. It is the story of leaving a place that is familiar and thejourney that follows it. Home opens with the fragment of the short story "Loneliness" by Bruno Schulz,which can be seen as a parable of a journey that does not necessarily mean going beyond the physicaldoor but can signify going beyond the symbolic limits of our knowledge and imagination.

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