CEEYS

Live Act Neo-Klassik Ambient Experimental Classical
CEEYS  - Neo-Klassik Ambient Experimental Classical Live Act in Potsdam

CEEYS Short Info

CEEYS are the Berlin-born, Potsdam-based brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, an instrumental duo performing an impressive hybrid of principally cello and piano, but also authentic electronic instruments from East Germany, the former GDR, combining this semi-antique gear with famous vintage analog devices from the former eastern bloc, as well as modern equipment. In addition, they integrate subtle handmade percussive sounds using the full acoustic potential of their classical instruments and processing it with numerous effects. Altogether, they create a captivating balance of classical and jazz, pop and alternative, minimal and ambient — experimental but accessible music.

Their debut THE GRUNEWALD CHURCH SESSION is out now on 1631 Recordings, imprint of Kning Disk. It is a jam session orientated live album which feels like a sketchbook for their upcoming studio album CONCRETE FIELDS (24th Feb, 2017). The single OPAL GLASS was released in April, 2016.

Daniel studied piano and chamber music under Gerald Fauth at the ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig and works as a lecturer for piano and chamber music at the ‘Johann Sebastian Bach’ State Music School in Potsdam. He accompanies diverse international projects as pianist and conductor. He plays a Steinway O (New York, USA 1912), the Vermona ET 6-1 organ (Klingenthal, GDR 1978), as well as an original Moog Taurus MK I bass pedal (Cheektowaga, USA 1975) and the Vermona Piano-Strings (Klingenthal, GDR 1980).

Sebastian studied cello under Andreas Greger (principal cello, Staatsoper Berlin) and the legendary Josef Schwab at the ‘Hanns Eisler’ Academy in Berlin. He works as assistant principal cellist of the prestigious Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg. His latest collaboration includes cello samples for a virtual instrument by London-based Spitfire Audio, created and curated by BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds and violinist and arranger Viktor Orri Árnason. Sebastian was recommended for the project by Nils Frahm.

Sebastian plays a new Italian violoncello (Cremona 1973), kindly provided by the Hauber foundation, and a carbon fibre cello by manufacturer Luis & Clark (Milton, Massachusetts, USA 2014). He processes his cello sounds with a Boss DD-20 Giga digital delay twin pedal. He also plays Juno strings and keys on a modern Roland crossover synth JDXi and sends it to a Roland Space Echo RE-201 (Osaka, JP 1974) and an analog Moog MF-105 Midi MuRF. He also recorded all the textures and field recordings and produced all the beats. The clicks and bits sprinkled throughout were made from samples from the biggest piano in the world, the Klavins 370i, and its associated software library “The Giant“, alongside some edited samples from his Vermona ER 9 rhythm box (Klingenthal, GDR 1976). For the shaping of all these prefabricated sounds he uses a tablet with a collection of live applications. In 2016 the Selke brothers made their debut with the critically acclaimed live-album THE GRUNEWALD CHURCH SESSION. After this sketchbook they now return with a unique acoustic–electronic mixture to remember their early musical roots.

CEEYS emerged from the coming-together of the brother’s respective instruments, the name of their project’s hybrid unity coming from a fusion of the French spelling VIOLONCELLE and a wide range of instrumental KEYS.

CEEYS are the Berlin-born, Potsdam-based brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, an instrumental duo performing an impressive hybrid of principally cello and piano, but also authentic electronic instruments from East Germany, the former GDR, combining this semi-antique gear with famous vintage analog devices from the former eastern bloc, as well as modern equipment. In addition, they integrate subtle handmade percussive sounds using the full acoustic potential of their classical instruments and processing it with numerous effects. Altogether, they create a captivating balance of classical and jazz, pop and alternative, minimal and ambient —...

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Discography CEEYS

  • 2016 Rueber Single | 1631 Recordings
  • 2016 The Grunewald Church Session Album | 1631 Recordings
  • 2016 Opal Glass Single | 1631 Recordings

Media

  • Video Ceeys - Vox-Ton Studio
  • Sound Rueber on air at BBC 6 Radio
  • Media The Grunewald Church Session
  • Sound Without Shelter
  • Sound Ceeys - Rueber - Machinefab...

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Origin

  • Potsdam DE

Members

  • Sebastian Selke Cello
  • Daniel Selke Keys

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