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'Hybrid' is a word that has always been vital to CEEYS' vocabulary, but its application is not limited to the manner in which cellist Sebastian Selke and his brother, pianist Daniel Selke, combine their two instruments so harmoniously. Instead, like the duo's very name – which merges the words 'VIOLONCELLE' (fr.: cello) and 'KEYS' – it is reflective of their overall aesthetic, one in which they integrate the many ingredients that have helped shape them as both musicians and people.


CS' idiosyncratic style is characterised by a rather reduced approach to composition and improvisation. In exploiting their knowledge of songwriting, textures and repetitive patterns, they create an experimental but accessible minimalism  between avant-garde and pop that incorporates elements of jazz, ambient and classical chamber music. A product as much of the music with which they grew up as of that which now surrounds them, and as much indebted to their childhood environment as to that in which they now live, Concrete Fields is the first part of a planned trilogy and – certainly not by accident – it was released in the very year that marked the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Through this conscious process of coming to terms with the prefab estate in which they were raised – Europe's largest, located in the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf – the brothers create music that at times feels familiar, but which remains refreshingly, invigoratingly unique, thereby mirroring the myriad sounds to which they have been exposed throughout their lives.

Currently, CS are presenting their third album WÆNDE at the Berlin label Neue Meister. Here, they focus on the remembrance of 1989, a year which brought many changes.


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CEEYS on BBC Radio

CEEYS have now also been able to inspire the British. Her moving song "Zanzibar" of their current album "WÆNDE"was broadcast last Sunday on Mary Anne Hobbs' Sunday Breakfast Show on BBC 6. " It's an extraordinary ...

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23. Jul

CEEYS on BBC Radio

CEEYS have now also been able to inspire the British. Her moving song "Zanzibar" of their current album "WÆNDE"was broadcast last Sunday on Mary Anne Hobbs' Sunday Breakfast Show on BBC 6. " It's an extraordinary ...

News
28. May

NEUE MEISTER – MODERN CLASSICAL MUSIC VIII

Techno in the concert hall - for the eighth time the Berlin label Neue Meister is organizing the concert series Modern Classical Music. Here the audience is offered an exciting classic electro crossover with new promising artists of the scene. One ...

News
18. May

CEEYS release their new album “WÆNDE”

A prefabricated housing estate in Marzahn-Hellersdorf in Berlin during the 1980s and 1990s: The brothers Daniel and Sebastian Selke are still growing up in the former GDR, trapped by the Wall. Now, more than 25 years later, they are processing ...