Olga Krashenko, performer
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Olga Krashenko, performer

Olga studied voice in Russia with Nina Martynovna Kovalenko and often performed in Russia as a pianist interpreting her own works as well as those of Messiaen and Ligeti. After moving to France in 2009, Olga Krashenko became a founding member of the duo DLSI and a composer-performer member of the ensemble CLSI.

Olga Krashenko has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at numerous international music festivals for contemporary music such as the Mode Records curated concert series at The Stone' in New York (USA), 'Stockhausen's Summer Courses and Concerts' in Kuerten(Germany), the 'Festival for the Liberation of Sound and Image' in Paris (France), the 'Nuovi Orizzonti Sonori' (Italy),the 'Dias de Musica Electroacustica' (Portugal), the International New Music Festival 'Sound Ways' in Saint-Petersburg (Russia), the 'Time of music: fin de siecle' festival in Saint-Petersburg (Russia) and others... Besides performing her own music for voice and / or for flute / viola / piano, she has worked with composers such as Gerard Pape,, Paul Mefano , Armando Corridore , Lissa Meridan, Rodolphe Bourotte and Frederick Martin. She performed 'Kurzwellen' of Karlheinz Stockhausen together with the ensemble CLSI and recorded it for CD for Mode Records. In the context of her performances with the C.L.S.I., she has worked frequently with the conductor, Paul Mefano, founder of the ensemble 2e2m. As a performer she is on CDs of the labels Mode Records, Stradivarius and Acel.

Besides performing, Olga Krashenko has made many multi-track recordings where all instrumental and vocal parts were played by her. Some examples are the 8 channel tape part of 'Der Geier' by Paul Mefano, all tracks of the 1st, 4th and 5th scenes of the opera 'Macondo', composed by Olga, herself. In addition, she also performs on all tracks of her compositions 'Up the down Staircase' for four voices, 'Five Breaths' for five performers who vocalize different noise / breathing sounds, as well as the 8 string parts of Gerard Pape's "Harmonies of Time and Timbre" and the 8 string parts of Pape's opera "Pourquoi les poètes ?".

Repertoire List, contemporary music

I Voice solo, ensemble and orchestra pieces Links
1 Rodolphe BOUROTTE "Radiations de Temps" for soprano, 3 male voices, piano and electronics Youtube
2 Armando CORRIDORE "Poet on a Street Corner" (poetry by Marilyn Monroe) for soprano solo, flute and piano
3 Olga KRASHENKO "Song-Line" for soprano and 2 voices on tape Soundcloud
4 Olga KRASHENKO "Up the down Staircases" for four female voices Soundcloud
5 Olga KRASHENKO "Opera Macondo. Introduction and 1th scene", for soprano solo with flute, mezzo-soprano with piano, baritone with trombone, 2 instrumental ensembles, vocal ensemble, string orchestra and electronics. Youtube1, Youtube2
6 Olga KRASHENKO "Opera Macondo. 4th scene", for soprano solo with flute, mezzo-soprano with piano, 2 instrumental ensembles, vocal ensemble, string orchestra and electronics. Youtube1, Youtube2
7 Olga KRASHENKO "Opera Macondo. 5th scene", for soprano solo with flute, mezzo-soprano with sampler, baritone with trombone, baritone with violin, instrumental ensemble, vocal ensemble, flute orchestra, string orchestra and electronics. Youtube
8 Paul MEFANO "Der Geier" for soprano with viola and tape
9 Lissa MERIDAN "Songs from elsewhere", №3 for soprano and electronics
10 Lissa MERIDAN "Songs from elsewhere" for ensemble with elestronics. №1, №2, №4, №5
11 Gerard PAPE "Pourquoi des poètes?" for soprano, bass, trombone, bass clarinet, 8 strings and live electronics
12 Gerard PAPE "2 Chimères" for soprano voice, reciter, recorder and flute CD Stradivarius
II Flute / Glissando flute solo, ensemble and orchestra pieces Links
1 Frederick MARTIN "Hovvagan" for glissando flute solo
2 Olga KRASHENKO "Ge" for flute-voice solo and electronics Soundcloud
3 Olga KRASHENKO "Ehoche" for flute and bowed guitar Soundcloud
4 Olga KRASHENKO "Opera Macondo. Introduction and 1th scene", for soprano solo with flute, mezzo-soprano with piano, baritone with trombone, 2 instrumental ensembles, vocal ensemble, string orchestra and electronics. Youtube1, Youtube2
5 Olga KRASHENKO "Opera Macondo. 4th scene", for soprano solo with flute, mezzo-soprano with piano, 2 instrumental ensembles, vocal ensemble, string orchestra and electronics. Youtube1, Youtube2
6 Olga KRASHENKO "Opera Macondo. 5th scene", for soprano solo with flute, mezzo-soprano with sampler, baritone with trombone, baritone with violin, instrumental ensemble, vocal ensemble, flute orchestra, string orchestra and electronics. Youtube
7 Gerard PAPE "Harmonies of Time and Timbre" for flute solo, 4 violins and 4 cellos
III Viola solo, ensemble and orchestra pieces Links
1 Rodolphe BOUROTTE "A la fin" for viola solo, percussion/object solo, flute orchestra and electronics
2 Olga KRASHENKO "Interior Dialogue", version for viola solo Soundcloud
3 Gerard PAPE "Per Luigi", version for flute and viola CD Stradivarius
4 Gerard PAPE "Le Fleuve du Désir VI" for viola solo
5 Karlheinz STOCKHAUSEN "Kurzwellen" for six players with shortwave receivers and live electronics
IV Piano solo and ensemble pieces Links
1 Olga Krashenko "From... Soundcloud
2 Olga Krashenko "Fly's Tears" for alto saxophone and piano Soundcloud
3 Olga Krashenko "Dust of Time" for two violins, flute and piano.
4 Helmut Lachenmann "Kinderspiel"
5 György Ligeti "Etude 5: Arc-en-ciel"
6 Olivier Messiaen "Visions de l'Amen" for piano duo
V Other pieces Links
1 Gerard PAPE "Gestes de Son et de Silence" for actor and 2 vocalizing cellists
1 Gerard PAPE "Harmonies of Time and Timbre" for flute solo, 4 violins and 4 cellos CD Mode Records
2 Martin PHELPS "Canvas in Progress"
3 Karlheinz STOCKHAUSEN "Intuitive Music"