Transformation

Transformation is a beautiful example of a work of art that never bores and from which joy irradiates. Thanks to a combination of interesting vocals and rhythms it is a very inspiring piece.”

Milan Tesař (Proglas Radio, Czech Radio Jazz, UNI Cultural Magazine)

Milli Janatková has been performing since 2006 and solo since 2011. In February 2013, Milli released her original debut album Transformation ("Proměna"). This album is exceptional because Milli recorded all the instruments herself – vocal, breath, sounds of nature, guitar, various percussion and drums. She has focused on solo concerts under the same title presenting songs from the album and incorporating improvisation with her voice, expressive movement, various instruments and loop station, against a backdrop of her original paintings. She has transformed these paintings into her handmade performance dress and jewels. She adapts her songs for jazz arrangement as the variable band - Milli Janatková Duo or Trio or Quartet or Quintet with experienced pianist Marek Novotný, double- bass player Petr Tichý, drummer Tomáš Vokurka and Dutch saxophone player Cyrille Oswald. Transformation album has been honored with four nominations for The 13th Independent Music Awards, USA. Milli interconnects the songs of Transformation with her other projects Quiet, please! and To My Roots.

" Present, surprising, charming, floating, changing, transforming. Just some of the attributes that come to mind while listening to Milli´s music. I know few musicians who are so sensitive, open and searching that one can discern their personality so clearly from their creative work. Her musical soul seems to draw strength from her whole being and life experience, from all the joys and painful scars. I was afraid that a recording may not be the best medium to experience subtle magic you get from a live encounter with Milli and her voice. However, she is a powerful enchantress: she seems to cunjure a piece of her soul through her breath or the sounds."

Matouš Vlčinský, Supraphon Music Publishing

"Transformation authentically records, in an almost diary-like way, an eighteen-month period of my life. It sets down a sequential process of songs that grew out of free improvisation, whose motifs gradually coalesce. My inspiration during this time was my personal process of transformation and self-knowledge. Through greater awareness of my own way of thinking and behaviour and understanding my fears and limitations a new space opened to me in which I could set aside or change my anxious thoughts and trust in myself to overcome my fear. The songs touch on my darkness and sadness, as well as the glimmer of light, playfulness, hope, joy and inner silent calmness that help me to find what I have been searching for in my life."

Milli Janatková about the Transformation album

Milli does not bet on art certainty. The Transformation album is original with its crossover playfulness between Jazz, Latin, experimental World music in European and Brazilian Portuguese.”

Milan Šefl, Czech Radio Magazine, no. 17/ 2013

Transformation

Milli Janatková

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Original music by Milli Janatková full of rhythms, melodies and natural sounds and percussion is complemented by her Brazilian music arrangements. Milli Janatková Solo (vocal, sounds, guitar, percussion, drums, lyrics, arrangements, production). This album has been honored with four nominations for The 13th Independent Music Awards, USA.

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