Sacred Songs brings eery minimalism to meditative drone. Vály and Heéger’s monochrome masterpiece of Medieval overtones is augmented with brutal feedback noise, while Júlia Heéger’s bewitching vocal springs from monophonic sacred music. Superb tension-building.
Sándor Vály (born 1968) is a painter who was born in Hungary but now lives in Finland. Vály’s art is characterised by conceptual and philosophical dimension, which he uses to operate in the field of modern art. His work in the field of arts is not limited to painting, but expands to music, cinema, performance art and literature, and creates holistic works of art. Vály’s works form extensive entities. His musical background originates in 80’s Hungary, where he grew up with punk, experimental and industrial music.
Hungarian-born soprano Júlia Heéger is a graduate of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Choral Conducting) and the University of the Arts Helsinki from where she received a Master’s degree in Singing in 2017. Currently living in Finland, she is a member of the Helsinki Chamber Choir, performing and recording regurarly contemporary music. She has performed in contemporary and opera performances with the Helsinki Chamber Choir, Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir, Finnish National Opera Choir in Europe, Asia, and the USA.