Organza Ray

Organza Ray are Hilary Jeffery and Eleni Poulou, working together since the spring of 2022. Early improvised soundtracks to spontaneous storytelling have transformed into future folk songs. Their work includes collaborations with many other musicians and artists, live and in the studio, connecting pathways of knowledge through sound. Their primary form of artistic practice is a form of musical conversation which they have evolved together and with others over the past two years. Their music is contemporary in the real sense in that it connects to many different styles and forms of music. Both Jeffery and Poulou have an immense experience of playing music in many contexts from new music to rock, improvised music to art installations. This broad palette provides a deep creative source which they crystallise into their own distinct and recognisable music. They are actively discovering shimmering entrances and underwater arches. 400 years of long notes, open bags and dancing butterflies.

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t.me/organzaray

Eleni Poulou has recorded and toured worldwide with many groups including The Fall and Shizuo, and is currently working with Wolfgang Seidel, Bomb Sniffing Dogs, and as ULR with James »Jeanette« Main. She hosts regular radio shows such as “Elope” on Cashmere Radio and “Kastra” on Movement Radio, and has appeared on Montezpress Radio, Rinse France, RTM FM, Noods Radio and NTS with Ono Tesla. Eleni also DJs, writes poetry, creates sound collages, composes music and makes zines with like minded artists such as Theresa Patzschke. She is one half of NOHE NOSHE together with Petr Step Kišur and is part of the Berlin art collective Honey Suckle Company. She formed Organza Ray with Hilary Jeffery in 2022, her most recent solo album is “Karta” which merges Greek Pontic music with other sounds and beats.

elenipoulou.bandcamp.com

Hilary Jeffery has performed internationally in many settings including theatres, museums, jazz clubs, cathedrals, night clubs, festivals, dance studios, bars, cinemas, galleries, streets, forests and mountains. As well as composing Hilary plays trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, electronics, and sometimes sings. In addition to Organza Ray with Eleni Poulou, his current projects include the brass trio Zinc & Copper, Etude (Ensemble Treffen Um Die Ecke), an ensemble dedicated to the music of Philip Corner, and Mullet – a modern jazz band with Tobias Delius and Charly Birkenhauer. The sense of silent space he experienced during a journey to the Sahara Desert in 1990 is a central and sustaining influence on Hilary’s work. More info on this website.

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MUSIC

organzaray.bandcamp.com


you dream in fire but work in paper i dream in paper but work in fire


Preen Scene


Bridge Call


Soft Belt

Veiled Prim


Purplu


Purple & Green


The Table Followed Us


Kaserne


Blue Butterfly


Flimmer


LIVE


SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2024

PARCOConcertante
con musica di Philip Corner

“In Honor of the Sound” (2024)
Philip Corner, campana tibetana

“Cello Walking” (2017)
Deborah Walker, violoncello

“LiebesVögel” (2024) Prima assoluta
Organza Ray
Hilary Jeffery – corno delle Alpi
Eleni Poulou – sintetizzatore

una sequenza di brani tratti dalla recente raccolta di composizioni
“The Art of No-Art” (2022), Los Angeles: Recital Program
Hilary Jeffery – corno delle Alpi

“Reverse (anno sconosciuto)”
Dario Lo Cicero, tubi di alluminio e SOMA

“The Art of No-Art” #385 (2022)
Silvia Tarozzi, violino
Luca Giovanardi, chitarra

“sustaynabilitys” (2024)
Tutti i musicisti e i loro strumenti

via Albinea Chiesa, 21
42020 ALBINEA (RE)
Italy


SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2024

ORGANZA RAY
play Philip Corner

Hilary Jeffery – alphorn
Eleni Poulou – synthesizer

+ Pavone Cristallo

+ DJs Miss Bianca & O’Clock

CITTIPUNKT @ WESTGERMANY #2
Skalitzer Str. 133
10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg


SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2024

ORGANZA RAY
Two Geese Flying

Hilary Jeffery – brass, melodica
Eleni Poulou – synthesizer, voice, melodica

Yellow Solo at R50
Ritterstrasse 50
10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg

yellowsolo.de/exhibition/two-geese-flying


Thursday 23 November 2023

Organza Ray play “Two Geese Flying”


Photo by Šimon Lupták

Hilary Jeffery – trombone, electronics, melodica
Eleni Poulou – synthesizer, electronics, melodica


Photo by Šimon Lupták

Organza Ray – “Bridge Call” (2022)
Philip Corner – “Microtonal Memory 1 – Polymelody” (1998)
Hilary Jeffery – “Lee’s Sofa” (2023)
Eleni Poulou – “Tetra Palta” (2023)
Philip Corner – “Two Geese Flying” (2023)

Slovak National Gallery
Budova SNG
Rázusovo nábrežie 1
81102 Bratislava
Slovakia

sng.sk/en/slovak-national-gallery/events/music-of-today-in-sng-46-two-geese-flying15


Thursday 26 October 2023

ORGANZA RAY + WARLIP

Hilary Jeffery – trombone, melodica
Eleni Poulou – synthesizer, melodica, voice
Juan Felipe Waller – electronics
+
Diego Ibañez – electronics
Kris Berle – synthesizer, electronics
Héctor Ruiz – synthesizer, melodica, electronics

Pasagüero
Motolinia 33,
Col. Centro Histórico
06010 Mexico City

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Wednesday 9 August 2023

Organza Ray
Hilary Jeffery – brass
Eleni Poulou – synth
+
Zsolt Sőrés – viola, electronics

Café Plume
Warthestraße 60
12051 Berlin-Neukölln


22 July 2023

Summer Alchemy 2023

Theresa Patzschke + Eleni Poulou

Theresa Patzschke – flute, voice
Eleni Poulou – synthesizer, voice

ITCHY SPOTS

James Main – voice
Ansgar Wilken – percussion

ORGANZA RAY

Hilary Jeffery – brass, melodica, electronics
Eleni Poulou – melodica, synth, voice

TANZHALLE WIESENBURG
Wiesenstrasse 55
13357 BERLIN Wedding

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Friday 7 July 2023

Church in Session #11

VROUW!
+
Organza Ray

Startbahn
Genezarethkirche
Herrfurthplatz 14
12049 BERLIN Neukölln


Thursday 11 May 2023

Hilary Jeffery – brass, dreadbox fx
James Main – vocals
Eleni Poulou – korg + dreadbox synths
Wolfgang Seidel – guitar, electronics

SUPERBOOTH
Strandbühne
FEZ-Berlin
Straße zum FEZ 2
12459 BERLIN

superbooth.com
superbooth.com/en/messe-and-exhibitors/exhibitors/dreadbox
dreadbox-fx.com


Saturday 8 April

HIEROGLYPHIC BEING + ORGANZA RAY

Live @ Cashmere Radio
BERLIN

cashmereradio.com/episode/cashmere-residency-program-hieroglyphic-being-plus-organza-ray-live-at-cashmere-studio


Saturday 1 April

KASERNE II
another evening of healing noise, meta music and phuture pholk

Hilary Jeffery – trombone, trumpet
Eleni Poulou – synthesizer, bass, voice
Hayden Chisholm – saxophone, voice
Wolfgang Seidel – electronics, percussion
Zsolt Sőrés – viola, electronics, voice

Galiläakirche
Rigaer Straße 9-10
BERLIN Friedrichshain

auxxx.blogspot.com
widerstandsmuseum.de/kultur-am-dorfplatz


Saturday 4 March 2023

Hilary Jeffery – trumpet, trombone
Eleni Poulou – synthesizer, voice
+
Dimitra Kousteridou – electronics, vocals
Stephanos Chytiris – drums

Ov Off Studio
Feidipidou 22 – 3rd Floor
11527 ATHENS
Greece

organzaray.bandcamp.com
dimitrakousteridou.com
stephanoschytiris.com


Thursday 20 October 2022

Library Concert #3

Organza Ray
+
Golden Diskó Ship

Archiv der Jugendkulturen
Fidicinstraße 3
10965 BERLIN Kreuzberg

organzaray.bandcamp.com
jugendkulturen.de


Saturday 8 October 2022

KASERNE
an evening of healing noise, meta music and phuture pholk

Samira Aakcha – dance
Constantin Carstens (HeDuDa, Organza Ray) – computer, electronics
Hilary Jeffery (Zinc & Copper, Organza Ray) – trombone, trumpet
Eleni Poulou (Nohe Noshe, Organza Ray) – keyboard, bass, vocals
Theresa Patzschke – flute, vocals
Zsolt Sőrés (Faust, Un-garians) – viola, electronics
André Vida (Un-garians) – saxophones, electronics

Galiläakirche
Rigaer Straße 9-10
BERLIN Friedrichshain

auxxx.blogspot.com
widerstandsmuseum.de


FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2022

Hilary Jeffery – trombone, trumpet, melodica
Eleni Poulou – bass, melodica, voice

THE WEATHER IN FRED SANDBACK – Opening
SWALLOW
Vitebsko g. 23,
11350 VILNIUS
Lithuania

swallow.lt


TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2022

Constantine Carstens – computer
Hilary Jeffery – trombone, trumpet, melodica
Eleni Poulou – bass, melodica, voice

CASHMERE RADIO
BERLIN

cashmereradio.com


FRIDAY 15 JULY 2022

Hilary Jeffery – brass, vocals, electronics
Eleni Poulou – bass, vocals, electronics

POP
Yorck Str. 52
10965 BERLIN Kreuzberg


SATUDAY 9 JULY 2022

Hilary Jeffery – brass, vocals, melodica, electronics
Eleni Poulou – bass, vocals, melodica, electronics
Theresa Patzschke – flute

TANZHALLE WIESENBURG
Wiesen Str. 55
13357 BERLIN Wedding

tanzhallewiesenburg.net