Influences: classical music from Perotinus to Arvo Pärt, Heavy Metal (Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Nightwish [with Tarja Turunen], Van Canto, Dream Theater, Dimmu Borgir), some Goth music, people who have seen Earth from outer space, and my friends the incredible Singvøgel
I'm a repeat offender - 2020 is my 10th FAWM! My pronouns are she/her. They/them is fine, too!
Classically-trained mezzo-soprano with long choir and some soloist experience, musicologist (and German philologist) by training, opera school dropout, guitar dabbler and occasional maker of weird electronic sounds.
Stuff I'm curious about this year: contemporary classical composition for choir/vocal ensemble and SuperCollider.
But mostly I want to get technical issues out of the way and make my way back into writing and recording.
I'm committing to #no-apologies-no-excuses this year - you're welcome to remind me of that if you catch me self-deprecating or making excuses for imperfect demos. I'm feeling self-conscious about a lot of things, but FAWM is not the place for that 😀
I was infected with the madness back in 2011 by my friends @Karan, @dukemeyer and @sentense. Greetings to my friends @wurzelfrau & @lastfuture and special smooches to my honeybunch @willoww!
2020-02-15 "May you live in interesting times"? I certainly do just now. Work pressure, and I just got politely asked by friends to sing a somewhat demanding soprano solo for a classical concert - in a week. Accepted because I'm kind of their last resort. Wish me luck!
2020-03-01 Update on the solo thing: It worked out quite well, and I only realized in the middle of the rehearsal process how important it was for me. Ever since I quit opera school (which I sometimes regret), opportunities to grow and stretch my skill as a singer have been rare... and this was one of them. It was really good for my self-esteem to pull this one off.
Thank you for the lovely comment! Thrilled that you are perceiving my stuff this way! 😀
Regarding Endangered Species: Yeah. My official stance on my songs are that they're Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY), so even outside of FAWM, you can cover it, you can make all the money from of it, you can adjust lyrics and melody, you can use a traditional closed-source license, you just need to credit me. 😀
Hab dir mal was geschickt. Vielleicht kannst du ja was damit anfangen! Wäre super...
Thanks for stopping by; hope all is well 😀
Thank you for your lovely comment! Looking forward to hearing your wonderful music!
Ich hoffe, du bist dieses Jahr auch hier <3
Happy FAWM, ryuu! 😀
Hey ryuu! Ich wünsch dir auch ganz viel Spaß und bin gespannt, was du dieses Jahr für schicke Lieder bastelst!
Viel Spaß beim FAWMen!! 😀
I hope you have a great belated honeymoon with your wife!
I saw your post and then read your profile, I'm super impressed and can't wait to hear your work this year! Happy FAWM!
Happy to see you here for another year. Cheers and happy FAWMing to you!
YES, happy 10th!!!
Happy FAWMing to you! 😀
Hope to see you back this year! 😀
have the best FAWM this year!