Captivating gyspy electric violin playing over original electronic dance loops.
Babajaga is the music project of two classically trained Eastern European musicians who deeply appreciate the power of beautiful melodies. Sebastian Lange (live violin, composition, and sound design) was born in East Germany, where he studied classical violin performance. After moving to the US, Sebastian has been a member of a number of bands and ensembles. He plays across genre categories including electronica, ambient, experimental, industrial, classical-indian and gypsy. Sebastian has composed dance and theater pieces, as well as music for a prize winning documentary. Maja Zavaljevski (live remixing and piano, composition) was born in Serbia where she studied classical piano. She has previously performed as a darkwave dj, at a major radio station as well as live at events.
The music of Babajaga is an organic mélange of beats, complex harmonies, and captivating melodies. Live violin soars over luscious electronic soundscapes, invoking a variety of themes ranging from gypsy to faery. Live piano adds depth and compliments the violin in some of the tracks. The music is made to inspire movement, from slow and flowing to high energy and bouncy. Babajaga has had numerous live performances on the West Coast, both in major cities (Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver BC) and at festivals (Photosynthesis, Burn In The Forest, Burning Man). “The Passage” is Babajaga’s first EP, soon to be followed by additional releases on Invibe Music
Snapshot from our weekend show in a beautiful art gallery - thanks Seattle friends who were there and kept the dance floor busy!
For our friends in Seattle, we will be performing a set at SeaCompression (http://seacompression.org/ )this Saturday, at about 8:45pm. Come check us out if you are attending Sea Compression this year!
seacompression.org The Crown welcomes you home from your annual pilgrimage to the Nevada desert. We trust that you are enjoying the dust free air of the Northwest. Before you unpack and settle into the default world, come celebrate!
We had a blast playing at Photosynthesis festival this year
Check out this new video of us playing on Heart Deco at Burningman 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEooDnAvYA8
youtube.com Heart Deco at Burning Man 2012 featuring Babajaga at Heartfullness with El Pulpo Mecanico - Thursday night on the playa.
Maja will be playing on Monday 2/11 @ 9pm at the Can Can as part of the Monster Planet experimental music night - it will be this years' valentines day edition "Worst Date Ever"! A fun night of film and improvised music, come check it out! http://itcamefrommonsterplanet.com/
itcamefrommonsterplanet.com Monster Planet is a live and improvised experimental/ambient night featuring local musicians and visual artists, accompanied by more sci-fi and horror B-movies than you can shake a torch at.