Deleyaman & Jules Maxwell
Deleyaman & Jules Maxwell
5 Oct 2018 (20:00)
€10 (€10 members)
Upstairs. Album release show
"...shrouded in mysterious melancholy, their music is full of narcotic beauty that
threads together climax after climax." De Subjectivisten
“...after listening to the atmospheric sounds and the wonderful voices of the two
singers for a brief music lesson, one wonders why Deleyaman seems to be an
eternal secret and why are Nick Cave’s or Leonard Cohen’s melancholic music
more widely known than Deleyaman's, whose current album is deadly sad - and
because of it so beautiful, so moving, so seductive.” Thoralf Koß for Musicreviews
Deleyaman was founded by the euro-american musician Aret Madilian currently
living in a rural coastal village located in Normandy, France.
The two other co-founding members are french singer Beatrice Valantin and
french-armenian duduk player Gerard Madilian. Guillaume Leprevost takes on the
duties of bass and guitar on stage.
They are the first alternative band to have included the ancient wind instrument
called the duduk in their line-up.
Deleyaman’s musical influences are vast. From post-punk to cold wave from the
anatolian minstrels to ethereal ambient soundscapes, from minimalist to
atmospheric music, their enigmatic sound transcends most mainstream genres.
The band members of Deleyaman don’t pay much attention to trends. They follow
their own creative path off the beaten tracks. They’ve released seven albums to
date and continue to create a timeless music, defying the narrow vision of single
Their latest album “The lover, The stars & The citadel” was recorded at Kurna Hata,
the band’s studio in Normandy and includes contributions from friend Brendan
Perry (Dead Can Dance), guesting on two of the album’s tracks.
In 2017, The french actress and director Fanny Ardant included two tracks from
Deleyaman’s Second album on the soundtrack of her latest film Le Divan de
Staline starring Gerard Depardieu and Emmanuelle Seigner.
The Weight of Things
Jules Maxwell’s background as a composer is in theatre and dance and he
regularly works at the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe in London. He
also has a long standing relationship with artist Mark Storor with whom he has
created many small and large scale promenade and circus pieces.
He has composed soundtracks for numerous dance companies and
choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Jasmin Vardimon, Hofesh Schechter
in London, Jeanine Durning in New York, Skånes Dansteater in Malmo and La Fura
Dels Baus in Barcelona.
He composed the soundtrack to Tim Loane's Oscar nominated short film Dance
Lexie Dance (1996).
As a musician and song writer he has collaborated with Foy Vance, Iain Archer Lisa
Gerrard, Joachim Witt, Duke Special and Dead Can Dance for whom he played
keyboards on their 2012/13 Anastasis World Tour.
He wrote the song First of July on Foy Vance’s debut album Hope.
He has co-written 4 new songs with Lisa Gerrard for a new album, Boocheemish
by Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares.
His debut solo album entitled Songs From The Cultural Backwater will be released
on September 28, 2018