Enjoy this week's Orange Twist with the wonderful cellist, Marie Spaemann and discover her unique musical world!
We all know HELLO STAGE’s favorite color! What’s yours?
Ivory white to wear. And green to look at :)
What was the best advice a teacher ever gave you?
Go for a walk!
How has your practice changed with time?
Nowadays my days are getting more similar
to the ones I had in high school.
Quite packed and therefore sometimes too
little time to practice. But somehow,
that time is very precious, appreciated
and used with much more focus than in my studying days.
What do you think is the most important trait of a successful artist in today’s modern world?
How much time do you spend every day on Facebook, twitter, and which other ways do you use to promote yourself?
To be honest, I am mostly using Facebook as a tool for promotion, but rarely every day.
And since I just mentioned "authenticity" -
I do find it hard to combine this with
the idea of selling a product.
But that's with no doubt what our time is asking for:)
Tell us about your new music video and the project behind it!
The video to the song came quite naturally.
It was time to put something out there
where people can actually see how a song
is developed when using a loop station.
At the same time I felt that the intimacy of
the song didn't need an extra story to be
told but maybe a subtle quality of movement
underlining it's content.
Luckly I found the perfect woman to go through with that idea. Cornelia Voglmayr
is not only a wonderful choreographer
and artistic director but a very sensitive
artist who felt the song and it's message
from the very beginning.
How and where did the inspiration for this musical direction happen?
Was is something that you always wanted to do
or did it emerge later on?
I suppose there were
different external influences -
life changing trips and acquaintances a
couple of years ago - that slowly uncovered an
unknown urge and joy of creativity that
I am still learning to follow and trust.
You are passionate about both your classical and your singer-songwriter projects. How is your approach different to both, or where are the similarities?
It took quite a while until I could
really stand up for the fact that
I am doing both. But only because
I must have seen them as very different things,
when it's actually all music.
With time I have become very thankful about
the accuracy of classical musicians
I can bring into other projects and the
creative openness with which I can now
look at a work of classical music.
But it is definitely still a working progress considering time management, focus and confidence:)
It's fun and always exciting to sing,
play and record as a one women band.
I am very much looking forward to performing
and traveling with this project,
to keep writing and recording.
When being alone in a creative process one
can try out things endlessly.
At the same time there are a few collaborations coming up that I am very happy about. It is simply always enriching to be in some sort of exchange - doesn't even have to be music.