Versatile Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, Organist
Marie is a Ukrainian-American musician currently residing in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. With a background as a classical vocalist, keyboardist, and composer, Marie utilizes her performance capabilities like a true interdisciplinary artist. "My music will never exist as just one genre or subject matter, that's why one moment you'll find me writing experimental music with extended techniques and you'll find me singing in a blues or funk band the next. I use my versatility as a musician to cultivate my love for the art and it is my greatest wish to share that art with as many people as possible." -Marie
CLICK ON THE LINK FOR A SNEAK PEAK OF MY NEW EXPERIMENTALIST ALL-VOCAL ALBUM!
This album is in collaboration with Ben Zervigon, and Jeff Pagano - all from the New Orleans based new music ensemble called Alluvium Ensemble. To find out more about Alluvium Ensemble and how you can support artists in the greater New Orleans area, click on the link below.
This sneak peak includes small segments from 5 out of the 10 pieces you will hear on Alluvium's new album.
To find out more about work I do as a vocalist, scroll down on this page.
VOCALIST IN ALLUVIUM ENSEMBLE:
Founded by composer B.K.Zervigón and photographer Luca Hoffmann in 2021,
Alluvium Ensemble aims to create unique musical experiences for New Orleans based performers and audiences. From live concerts to fixed media and installation works, the Ensemble is working to create a space for innovative music of all kinds.
Click on this link to hear our improvisation album titled "Hipster Genocide" featuring my vocals and piano playing. Stay tuned for my solo vocal album of original pieces and improvisations with live electronics dropping later this year!
LEAD VOCALS IN BANDS
I've been a vocalist in bands performing rock, funk, jazz, etc. for many years now; I'm currently a part of three bands, one of which is a Baltimore/DC local cover band called "Get Steady"
Click on the link below to hear a cover of "The Christmas Song" I performed with them at the 2021 "Litmas" party at Tin Roof/Powerplant Live in Baltimore, MD.
We're performing at Tin Roof AGAIN this April! Come hear us! Details and dates soon to come.
ORIGINAL PERFORMANCES OF ORIGINAL MUSIC
As a way to contribute to the world of contemporary classical music, I write some art songs and other vocal music for me to perform. (And for other folks to perform, of course!) Here is one of my favorite art songs, "Darkness," with Timothy Krippner on piano.
MUSIC SAMPLE 1: CLASSICAL SINGING
Schubert's Ave Maria sung in the original German with pianist Timothy Krippner
Classical singing was my background into new music. Without the classical world, we wouldn't have any of the music we love so dearly today; classical music was one of my first musical loves so even though I do prioritize a career in new music I still perform classical works frequently, and here is a sample of some of that.
MUSIC SAMPLE 2: CONTEMPORARY SINGING AND ARRANGING
Fleet Foxes cover: Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Here is an a capella arrangement of "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" by the band Fleet Foxes. I keep the arrangement simple as to adhere to the beautiful rests where we have moments of observing the space in between the notes. Also, yes that is my cat, he is large and in charge.
MUSIC SAMPLE 3: PIANO COVERS
Pink Floyd cover: Us and Them
This is a recording from a live performance with San Junipero/Legends of Et Cetera