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  • May 21st, 2021

    ReWork For Ginevra Nervi OUT NOW!

    Well and I guess this would be my frist remix then! I am pleased to share this ReWork OUT NOW for Ginevra Nervi! Listen here. She has put out her EP KLASTÓS just recently and now released a ReWork Edition with remixes of her Klastos tracks by CHEVEL, Midori Hirano, Lara Sarkissian and me ! We met through the Recompose Competition which I hosted over at Spitfire Audio and my labels SA Records to makr the one year anniversayr of my latest full length album '3'. I released my music notation for free (still avaiblable in the menue, just c...
  • May 14th, 2021

    'Bright Eyes' Remix by Sandunes

    The second Remix for the Extended Edition of Anoushka Shankar's Love Letters 'Bright Eyes Sandunes RMX' by Sandunes is OUT NOW! Listen here: mkx.lnk.to/AnoushkaSandunes Anoushka said: "Bright Eyes feat. Alev Lenz is one of the most intimate, raw pieces of work I’ve ever released and it was incredible to hear what it meant to so many people. I hope the song will bring you just as much joy in it’s new avatar, remixed by the incredible India-based musician Sandunes." Enjoy! An keep you ears peeled for June 4th - Love Letters P.S will be rele...
  • April 24th, 2021

    She Is Called / Dear Stranger

    This wonderful production by Brooklyn Youth Chorus premiered digitally today! After singing with BYc in 2019 - almost to the day 2 years ago ! - in New York I am thrilled to announce that I wrote a piece specifically for and commissioned by the chorus. It is called C-Word and you can listen to it at sheiscalleddearstranger.org ! ‘C-Word’ is a reflection and collection of (other) C-Words connected to the self-worth of women. What effects do other C-Words have on me and what structural dynamic hides behind the actual C-Word? By turning my initial reflection on C-Word(s) from a personal notebook artw...
  • April 23rd, 2021

    'Space' Remix by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

    This dreamy remix is OUT NOW! Space is one special song to me so having this gorgeous remix exist by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is a true treat!
  • April 23rd, 2021

    Risha by Ruba Shamshoum OUT NOW!

    Ruba's full EP 'RISHA' has dropped! Please have a listen to this beautiful record I had the honour to produce! Buy on Bandcamp or stream on your favourite service! This was the last time I was in the studio with a crowd and shortly before I left London, having no idea I wouldn't see it again for over a year - and I still haven't been back. It feels bizarre thinking of these beautiful days in the studio, already talking about this "new disease" and if we should worry. Going to lunch, eating pizza and definitely not yet social distancing ... ...
  • March 29th, 2021

    BBC4 ShockWaves Today!

    Very honoured to have been invited to this conversation. Listen today on BBC4! Sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar explores the effect of the pandemic on musical creativity. During a year when the music industry has been turned upside down, how has working at home and online made music creators think differently about what they do and make? How have identities been impacted, and what can be gleaned from considering shockwaves endured by previous generations of artists? In the spring of 2020, Anoushka was set to lead a celebratory performance at The Southbank Centre to mark the centenary of her late ...
  • March 22nd, 2021

    Sister Susannah! New Work OUT NOW

    ‘Sister Susannah’ is the new single taken from Anoushka Shankar's forthcoming release, Love Letters P.S., out on June 4th on Mercury KX. Some of you may have already heard us perform this song live in London, Delhi or Mumbai. Finally it is seeing its release today: stream here! This is a very special song with a very special lyric video, the words just here mean so much here. You can hear Anoushka read the wonderful poem by the incredible Nikita Gill- the life giving beautiful words that topped off and blessed this creation. In the most fantastic zoom calls we s...
  • March 11th, 2021

    Fishermen (Sell Your Dreams) Lyric Video OUT NOW!

    Photo by: Connie Yim I am THRILLED to announce that we can finally share the beautiful video that was created by Jonny Sanders (yes, again ;) but he is just so good at these :DD ) for the winning entry by Nyokabi Kariũki of the ReCompose Competition I initiated with my label SA Recordings last year. You can also read a little bit about it at Composer Magazine and make sure to watch the video below! I would also recommend reading Nyokabi's wonderful artist statement! Dive in and learn to swim again! xx Alev
  • February 5th, 2021

    Produced some music again ;)

    Hey everyone! I had the pleasure of working on Ruba Shamshoum's latest EP as a producer and today is the release day of the first single ‘Sununu’ ! Stay tuned ;) Find it here on Bandcamp and on all streaming services here! The video for it also premieres today ! Check it out here: youtu.be/ETMPOSf9RjE It is ALSO Bandcamp Friday today which means all royalties go directly to artists today! So if you were thinking of buying ANY music today would be the perfect day. xx Alev
  • January 15th, 2021

    'Rise' (now available on all platforms) Lyric Video OUT NOW!

    Hi all! Happy to say my latest single, which was a Bandcamp Exclusive is now avaiable on all platforms ! Find your favourite streaming service here. Or head to my label SA Recordings' designated page for the single. I also had the chance to make another lyric video (have you watched Pieces?) with Jonny Sanders - it is very dear to me so I hope you get the chance to watch it! It was an afternoon, one of many, in the park with just my small family. I live with my mum and son and 2020 was such an intense and love ...