Aarhus Vocal Festival
2-5 June 2017

Friday Night Stage

Friday June 2nd, at 10 pm in Ridehuset

Soundescape

In December 2014 Julia Reckendrees, Ramona Peter, Yannick Flaskamp, Jan-Hendrik Herrmann and Eike Leipprand met to create something new. The mutual vision had been clear right from the start, fresh arrangements, broadness of styles and most importantly big sound. So when, together with Julius Gass as a sound designer, the group started working, a name had already been found: Soundescape.

As a newcomer with a unique sound, the band won first prises at the Solala A Cappella Festival (April 2015) and German A Capella Contest (August 2015). The repertoire grew steadily and soon included Top 40 Hits like “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars), “Fix You” (Coldplay) and “Hello” (Adele) alongside less mainstream songs as Björk’s “Jóga” and “Stääne” (Klüngelköpp) in local Cologne dialect. In September 2016 Soundescape released their first EP titled “Illusion”. Six tracks, including “Big Girls Cry” (Sia), “Animals” (Maroon 5) and “Both Sides Now” (Joni Mitchell) take the listener through different musical styles and emotions.

Now, Soundescape are looking back on an exciting year with great moments, singing with EH440, Onair and other great bands and looking forward to a new year which will be kicked-off by voc.cologne and performing alongside Maybebop in January.

SKETY

SKETY is a vocal group made up of young professional Czech jazz singers and musicians who are fully engaged in the contemporary scene. In July 2014, SKETY were awarded the Ward Swingle Award in category Jazz at Vokal.Total in Graz. As each member also fronts their own projects including solo and big band appearances, their singing together is a rich and much loved platform for all of them.

Their debut album has received 4 CARA nominations and one of the tracks was published in the SING12 compilation by CASA. During their last tour in Taiwan SKETY received a second prize Golden Diploma at The World Contemporary A Cappella Competition in Taipei. Their second album is due in March 2017 under Warner Music Czech. SKETY are the organisers of a brand new event – the Prague A Cappella Festival (www.pacf.cz).