ryuu 8


Black Forest DE   Jan 2011


Artist Bio

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!

Mini Blog
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.


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  • @caterwauler  Feb 13

    Thank you for the lovely comment! Thrilled that you are perceiving my stuff this way! 😀

  • @yam655 Feb 12

    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. 😀

  • @waltermosch  Feb 12

    Hab dir mal was geschickt. Vielleicht kannst du ja was damit anfangen! Wäre super...

  • @kristian  Feb 10

    Thanks for stopping by; hope all is well 😀

  • @caterwauler  Feb 9

    Thank you for your lovely comment! Looking forward to hearing your wonderful music!

  • @wurzelfrau Feb 5

    Ich hoffe, du bist dieses Jahr auch hier <3

  • @karan  Feb 3

    Happy FAWM, ryuu! 😀

  • @tageule Feb 2

    Hey ryuu! Ich wünsch dir auch ganz viel Spaß und bin gespannt, was du dieses Jahr für schicke Lieder bastelst!

  • @tootoobee  Jan 31

    Viel Spaß beim FAWMen!! 😀

  • @unkept Jan 30

    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!

  • @alyxanderjames  Jan 30

    Happy to see you here for another year. Cheers and happy FAWMing to you!

  • @cairobraga Jan 29

    YES, happy 10th!!!


  • @meadows  Jan 29

    Happy FAWMing to you! 😀

  • @auditasum Jan 16

    Hope to see you back this year! 😀

  • @tsunamidaily  Jan 14

    have the best FAWM this year!