25.02. :: 14h00 :: Guest at Rock-Rendez-Vous on Radio ARA
"The disenchanted trio is in any case equal to the talent of Hanokh Levin ... excellent performance of a stunning veracity"
Le Quotidien 01/17
"La putain de l'Ohio" by Hanokh Levin
Théâtre Ouvert Luxembourg
19.01. :: 20h30 Premiere
in French with
Directed by Frédéric Frenay
Stage set and costumes by Jeanny Kratochwil
RECENT MUSIC REVIEWS
+++JAZZTHING in November 2016
"Sascha Ley is a multiple talent: actress, director, and of course a jazz vocalist. In the duo with the French bassist Laurent Payfert, she designs a fascinating modern jazz with her multifaceted all voice. 11/16 Martin Laurentius
+++"To see and to listen to Sascha Ley and Laurent Payfert in concert, is really something. From compositions of their album to covers and frenzied improvisations: you leave concert with balm for your soul. At the end the audience leaves entranced." Kevin Kroczek, LAND 08/16
+++READ the entire concert review
VISIT the Ley & Payfert YOUTUBE CHANNEL
A nice interview-talk
with a favorites playlist
Listen to the podcast here (in Luxembourgish)
+++Putting the MI FRIDA tour 2017/18 on its way !
March 29, 2017 at CCRD opderschmelz Dudelange
May 20, 2017 at CapE Ettelbruck
July, 2017 Centre Pompidou Málaga (ES)
& more to come!
The Adventure Of Singing Free - ensemble workshop on October 1, 15 & 22 in Luxembourg-City went great. Next round will start on April 29, 2017! Inscriptions & infos :: www.inecc.lu
Fieber Feature by Elfi Mikesch has been on screens in Germany in summer/fall
Cosmodrama Feature film by Philippe Fernandez on screens in France since June 29
Ingeborg Bachmann in
The Agony Of Ingeborg Bachmann by Pierre Joris
Directed by Andreas Wagner
Théâtre National Luxembourg
Had the nice task to dub Laura Fraser's part in the Luxembourgish version of Peter And Wendy. The film was shown on screen in March/April
3rd BOSPORUS FILM FESTIVAL Istanbul
November 20 to November 27, 2015
Member of the jury :: International feature films
THE WEE HOURS a new album
by Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert
In case you know Sascha Ley, you will know what to expect from this CD. The Saarbrücken born artist from Luxembourg, who also works as an actress and composer, is - if one may say so - without parallel in Europe. Melodious, expressive and with stunning lyrics. Of course she makes ample use of her voice, not only when reciting/singing the lyrics, but also in order to perform them in a moving manner; in every respect an extraordinary singer and musician. She is accompanied by the bass player Laurent Payfert who is connected to the entire spectrum of acoustic music this enchanting solo artist stands for. There is a lot of storytelling, acting and improvisation in each of these songs. Here we find music and drama combined in a unique way. 11/2015 Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen JAZZ PODIUM
Film Festival Cannes/ACID 2015
Moscow Film Festival 2015
Film Festival Larochelle 2015
Film Festival Rotterdam 2015
A film by Philippe Fernandez
Story: Philippe Fernandez
Photography: Frédéric Serve
Sound: Philippe Deschamps
Editing: Philippe Fernandez
Music: Sylvain Quémont
With: Jackie Berroyer, Bernard Blancan, Emilia Derou-Bernal, Ortès Holz, Serge Larivière, Sascha Ley, Emmanuel Moynot, Stefanie Schüler
with Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert :: Kalima :: Christian Pabst
Paris, Ankara, Izmir, Köln, Luxembourg, Saarbrücken, Berlin ...
(in French) :: Opening November 4 :: Studio Grand Théâtre Luxembourg :: Nest, Thionville (F)
Directed by Myriam Muller :: performed by Jules Werner, Sébastien Schmit, Sascha Ley :: Music Bernard Valléry :: Costumes Caroline Koener :: Set design Christian Klein :: Light design Philippe Lacombe
Revival of Kaleidoskop's Strindberg production
The ALBUM RECORDING
At the beginning of July my bassist Laurent Payfert and I have recorded our first album at the studio AMPER in France - instant compositions and some original modern jazz tunes.
revival of the Vedanza music & dance performance by Lella Iacopini & Rajivan Ayyappan
HAIDY JACOBI AWARD :: Wiesbaden, Germany, in May
Proud to have been awarded with the German HAIDY JACOBI PREIS for my work as a performer.
MI FRIDA, my dance theatre piece about the myth of the Mexican painter FRIDA KAHLO with contemporary dance Sylvia Camarda and my humble self has been a great success. Please read the reviews, if you want to know more. We are looking forward to continuing the MI FRIDA adventure in 2017 !
Luxembourg's film award for the best coproduction goes to Margarethe von Trotta's HANNAH ARENDT
MY FUNNY VALENTINE :: a charity performance of music & poems organized by the Thierry van Verweke Foundation :: directed by Anne Simon :: TNL Luxembourg
COSMODRAMA by Philippe Fernandez. After finishing the shooting in January 2014, this beautiful cinematic UFO opened at the Rotterdam film festival in January 2015!
FIEBER by Elfi Mikesch :: Opening at the Berlinale Film Festival