RONA GEFFEN - Blood Of My Blood
Blood Of My Blood by Rona Geffen presents 12 tracks ranging from Experimental and world music to Hard Techno; heavy Downbeats, New Jazz and ballads. It explores life since the death of her brother Yonatan Naim. Yonatan's presence informs the album and he appears on many tracks - songs are composed to lyrics he wrote, his instrumentation is featured in samples of his playing on drums, percussion and Santur (Persian instrument). The songs paint a full sonic picture of feelings, emotions and aspirations. Life’s journey continues as this album explores the possibility to grow and flourish within a profound loss and tremendous pain.
Blood Of My Blood #B.O.M.B. will be launched in an immersive audio-visual show in a collaboration with artists Elizabeth Laplace & Alma Alloro in Music Tech Festival, Berlin 2016.
For more information about Yonatan Naim and his artistic work please visit: www.yonatannaim.com
All tracks produced and mixed by Rona Geffen, RGunlimited.
Art: Good Jud
The three videos deal with conflicts of self expression and sexuality and may be considered as the "prequel” to Geffen's last video Just Fuck Me. The performers, all woman but not necessarily female, are negotiating their path within everyday tasks and states of mind. They battle between themselves, even raiding each other, transforming from one to another and shaping their identity. All 3 songs are from Geffen's album "Bilono" presenting an inimitable mixture of Hard Techno, Downtempo and Pop.
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Rona Geffen: Bilono
- LABEL_ RGunlimited
- ACT_ Rona Geffen
- TITLE_ Bilono
- RELEASE_ 15th december 2014
- FORMAT_ CD, digital
- DISTRIBUTION_ all digital stores & mailorder
- DOMAIN_ http://www.ronageffen.com/
Rona Geffen‘s latest release was received highly controversial, but she won’t be quiet or stand still. The israelian composer/ producer / live performer and singer will bring out her debut album called Bilono on RGunlimited 15th december 2014.
Bilono, is a blend of extremes, surfing between hard electronica, sexy vocals & heart wrenching violins, creating a unique and pulsating tone. Bilono is the sound of day and night life in Tel-Aviv – from its harsh politics, bombs, fire, useless loss of lifes to that constant dripping of the neighbor’s air-conditioner. Beside producing hard pumping Techno Music, she is always on the go for other projects.
She just released the electronic opera called Strike – no Sex in TL Village, with Hilit Rozental & Ann Streichman (27th october). Based on the classical play Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Soon in your theaters!
This year she wrote the music for the dance piece The Wetting Party by Choreographers and dancers Eldon Pulak, Marion Sparber, Sofia Pintzou which was very successfully premiered this may in Berlin.
Her identity, coming from Tel Aviv, Israel and being a woman who recognizes the equality of women and men suprisingly seems controversial enough. Those who find her to harsh, provocative and aggressive should meet this women once live, and one may understand her approach. Welcome to TL Village, love is in the air.
more... Rona toured with Dub master Mad Professor in Europe. She collaborated with visual artist Alona Rodeh as the duo BoomBoxing Crew, dedicated to the creation of powerful, refined and smoky sound-installations. BoomBoxing Crew premiered in art & mixed-media events worldwide. Took part in the creation of the soundtrack for chore- ographer Yasmeen Godder‘s work Singular Sensation.
RONA GEFFEN - JUST FUCK ME EP
- LABEL_ RGunlimited/Meerkat Rec.
- ACT_ Rona Geffen
- TITLE_ Just Fuck Me
- RELEASE_ 19th sept. 2014
- FORMAT_ EP/CD/digital
- DISTRIBUTION_ digital stores
- DOMAIN_ http://www.ronageffen.com
After Rona Geffen just released her Mini Album "The Emanzipation Of Mitzy", all DIY producer, musician and RG unlimited label owner will come up with her next uncompromising release in late September 2014: "Just Fuck Me EP" on Meerkat Recordings. This fine EP includes remixes from Gavana, Anna Bolena and Taapet.
The beat itself comprises of the signature huge kicks Geffen loves to use and a beautiful violin sample - making it a minimal but completely full and heavy arrangement. Israelite Geffen approaches the combination of old-school techno music with traditional sounds. The remixes are unique on their very own.
The track Just Fuck Me was written and composed by Rona Geffen and Ann Streichman. As a heart crunching theme song it is describing the frustrating experience women often go through while looking for casual sex. Shocking as it may sound, women who are simply looking for physical pleasure are still judged, ridiculed and generate negative feelings among the (mainly) male crowd. Women want to have fun and just be treated with respect. Simple as it is. Listen and enjoy!
Geffen's live performance is as thrilling as her music - tweaking her machines on stage Rona is manipulating her vocal & music in diverse and edgy ways. Combining a whole lot of rhythm and bass, singing & live sampling. Her mastery over the production work as well as her unique voice and attitude brings a new approach towards music where everything is aloud & probably distorted.
COMPOSING AND PRODUCING
Beside producing hard pumping Techno Music, she is always on the go for other experimental cultural and art projects. She just finished writing the music for the dance piece The Wetting Party by Choreographers and dancers Eldon Pulak, Marion Sparber, Sofia Pintzou, which was very successfully premiered this may in Berlin.
MORE SIDE PROJECTS
She toured with Dub master Mad Professor in Europe and for the past 5 years she is collaborating with visual artist Alona Rodeh as the duo BoomBoxing Crew, dedicated to the creation of powerful, refined and smoky sound-installations. BoomBoxing Crew premiered in art & mixed-media events worldwide. Took part in the creation of the soundtrack for choreographer Yasmeen Godder's work "Singular Sensation".
Meerkat Recordings is a record label. Like Meerkats in the Kalahari desert we fiercely promote subversive dubs from underground headquarters constantly relocated in the world. Following the Jamaican sound system tradition, Meerkat Recordings is a platform for artists with a purpose beyond the music industry. Like sound system culture, Meerkat Recordings is dedicated to the power of BASS as a voice of people.
Gavana (Anna Gavanas) produces and composes dub, electronica and digital dancehall. She has released her music on the labels Clubstream, Aromamusic, Meerkat Recordings and Cybersymphonic. Gavana produces out of a musical background as a vinyl DJ and has played at clubs and festivals in Sweden, the UK, the US and Germany since the late 1990s. As a DJ, Gavana was part of a number of collectives (Ana International, Birdhouse, Kvinnosaksklubben) and co-founder, with Anaya (Anna Öström), of Sister Sthlm in 2003. Together with the fellow producer Aimnbreak Gavana is also member of the producer duo Bass Trolls (where she also plays electric bass) as well as the former DJplaneten.
Musician, producer, writer and videomaker has taken part in several music and video international festivals.
Interested about innovations and challenges, she runs the music and video production IDROSCALO DIGITALE.