ALEXANDRA STRÉLISKI is thrilled to play her first concert in United Kingdom in May, taking part of The Great Escape festival in Brighton.
Her concert will follow the release of her second radio single, ‘Plus tôt’, from her critically-acclaimed new album INSCAPE, out now via Secret City Records. ‘Plus tôt’ is currently playing in the Center Parcs UK advertising campaign across the country.
INSCAPE is a commercial success in Canada, Alexandra’s native country, where it’s on track to become gold (40 000 units sold) before the summer. It climbed on classical sales charts in over 20 countries and reached #2 in the UK week of release. Alexandra’s music was also omnipresent in the HBO’s miniseries ‘Sharp Objects’ which aired last Summer, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Amy Adams.
Alexandra Stréliski’s album INSCAPE is quickly approaching 30 million streams, already surpassing her previous album PIANOSCOPE that has over 20 million streams, in less than 4 months. London,UK is her number one city on Spotify and has songs featured in key playlists such has “Peaceful piano” and “The Most Beautiful Songs in the World”. The Islington Gazette gave her album 4 stars, Billboard called Stréliski one of the foremost new stars in modern classical and Noisey stated that her music is a contrast of depth and fragility that uncannily resembles the human condition itself.
“Plus tôt”, the new single featured in the Center Parc advertising campaign is, as Stréliski describes it; “a piece evoking the space-time in which we find ourselves before things happen to us. The calm we feel when we don’t know that some events are about to transform us. The beginning of the Inscape.” Edith Jorisch, the video’s director explains her personal creative process: the video is an exploration of man’s place in the universe, his relationship with his surroundings and with himself –the micro and the macro, what’s tangible and what’s intangible. What happens when everything blends together?
Recorded in Fall 2017 at Studio PM in Montreal, INSCAPE is the work of an artist unconcerned with conventions, whose approach of neoclassicism is resolutely current. Produced by Alexandra Stréliski herself and Maxime Navert (who also co-produced Pianoscope), the attempt was to fill a certain emotional emptiness, a creative urge that commits to taking the listener back to a form of lost sincerity. “A piano, on its own, is a very vulnerable thing, and I want to share this moment with the listener,” explains Alexandra.
Alexandra Stréliski creates music that enthralls listeners, filling their minds with rich, cinematic images. An artist who grew up between Paris and Montreal, she made her debut with the 2010 album Pianoscope, but the general public discovered her via Jean-Marc Vallée’s films Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and Demolition (2016) and, more recently, the trailer of the acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies (2017). The aforementioned support of Jean-Marc Vallée, which allowed Stréliski’s music to be heard during the Oscars ceremony in 2014, brought her streaming numbers up to nearly 15 million and seen her play sold-out concerts at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in recent years. UK newspaper The Telegraph praised her debut album as “distinguishable by its simplicity, its sensitivity and softness”.