SASCHA LEY is a singer, improviser, actress, polyglot poet and performer who explores stylistic boundaries at the intersection of jazz, free improvisation, imaginary folklore, classical and new music with a penchant for unusual projects, creating a complementary blend of improvisation and composition.

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She performs internationally both as a soloist and with her own duo to quartet combos and as a guest in a variety of ensembles between jazz and contemporary music. In addition to music, theater and cinema, she devotes herself to composing, writing and visual art, as well as the creation and production of interdisciplinary interdisciplinary performances. The German-Luxemburger lives in Luxembourg and works internationally. Sascha Ley studied jazz, classical technique and Hindustani singing in Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Mumbai and Saarbrücken and, inspired by master classes given by Shelley Hirsch, Meredith Monk, Sainkho Namtschylak and Frank Köllges, has been working with extended techniques. As an avid traveler, her adventurous spirit is often reflected in her projects. She has performed in Europe, India, Canada and the United States. In cinema, she has worked with Margarethe von Trotta (Hannah Arendt), Philippe Fernandez (Cosmodrama) and Elfi Mikesch (Fever), among others. She performs solo or as a duo with the French double bass player Laurent Payfert and occasionally works with the Ensemble “United Instruments of Lucilin” and is currently working with Georg Ruby both as a duo and in the trio ‘Village Zone’. She is connected to the Cologne scene through previous collaborations and performances with Christina Fuchs, Caroline Thon, Ramesh Shotham, Laia Genc (Kalima) and the Adam Noidlt Intermission Orchestra, among others.