As a performing artist GéNIA made a controversial and pioneering move away from the classical concert platform for number of years. She has collaborated with an eclectic range of artists and composers, particularly in the world of piano and electronics as an innovative composer and performer who has also crossed over into the world of pop music.
GéNIA's recorded music career to date has seen the release of several ground-breaking records of contemporary music on both Blackbox Label ('Unveiled" - Music of Russian Women Composers (Gubaidulina, Ustvolskaua, Firsova and Langer) and 'Transformation' in collaboration with the violinist Roman Mints) and Nonclassical label ('Piano Book' by Gabriel Prokofiev, especially written for GéNIA, and 'Suite' for piano and electronics by John Richards that included remixes by leading dance producers) as well as her own label GéNIA MUSIC. GéNIA has commissioned over 20 new works for piano and electronics and is regarded as a innovator in the field of new music performance, being equally at ease on the stage of the concert hall or the nightclub.
GéNIA has worked with some of the leading figures in contemporary classical music. Some of the new works she has been involved with are listed below.
Gabriel Prokofiev: Piano Book No. 1
John Richards: Suite for Piano and Electronics
Max de Wardener: New Works
Hayden Parsey: Lo but Hi
Mike McFerron: Piano and Electronics; Piano and Percussion
Patrick Nunn: 3:5
Roddy Skeaping: ?; Water, Earth and Human Life
Howard Skempton: Short Summer for Piano and Electronics
GéNIA's contemporary classical repertoire is vast and she has taken part in several multimedia projects using sound and visuals together. Other repertoire includes:
Max de Wardener
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