Month: September 2015

Preview Of A Classical Record

In 2010 I made my first attempt to produce a classical record. Some months before my separation from the duo ShirayasDream we released an EP called ”Kleiner Vogel Liebe”. All the tracks were written and composed by my colleague Oliver Höhne and me. From time to time I listen to my old repertoire to convince myself of my continuous positive development as a singer and composer … Of course I would do many things differently nowadays!

Now it’s time for another classical EP. At the beginning of this week I started to arrange five songs by Josip Hatze. After my love song Tvoje Plave Oči on my forthcoming record The Muse I feel like singing more Croatian repertoire. I really love the sound of that language!

Josip Hatze in 1951Hatze (1879 – 1959) was one of the most prominent Croatian composers. He came from Split and wrote numerous songs like “Suzi”, ”Serenada” and “Ljubav”. His music strongly attracts me because it has great moments of operatic drama. I chose five songs to depict another moving story of love, the pain of love and longing. On my Hatze EP I will make use of vast orchestration to build a perfect ground for real operatic singing.

On my previous releases I haven’t shown the entire capacities of my voice. As I’m most interested in challenges, the time is ripe for guiding my listeners to new grounds. I’m probably the first German singer to record Hatze’s music. It’s also quite uncommon to be so ambitious in learning his language here in Germany. Nevertheless, I have never followed the masses – I do it my way! 😉 As a musician I can only concentrate on repertoire which has found the way to my heart.

Thus, I’m extraordinarily optimistic to present you my classical EP Serenada next spring. It might be out on my birthday in March. I will also film a gloomy music video to promote “Suzi”, a song dedicated to a tear. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please feel free to listen to Lidija Horvat Dunjko’s interpretation in the YouTube video. In my opinion she’s a very marvelous lyrical soprano.

Before you will be allowed to hear my own version, I’m looking forward to the release of my ballad EP The Muse on October 30th. Soon you will be able to preorder the CD on my website. I’ve really done my best to create beautiful artwork for it! 🙂

Swinging Berlin Meets The Muse

Recently I’ve revealed plenty of interesting facts about the last muse who helped me finish my forthcoming record The Muse. However, there is more to my new EP than blue eyes, unfulfilled longing and Croatia! 😉

In fact, the whole story started at my Swinging Berlin record release party in the most popular of all overrated capitals. Just as all the other records from my portfolio as a solo artist, Swinging Berlin had been inspired by somebody. Contrary to my expectations, that person appeared at the venue although I had not invited him.

In his presence I felt torn. Inside of me there was a mixture of raging anger and a certain delight to see him again. Yes, when I went on stage, I actually wanted to slap him in the face, but at the same time I enjoyed singing in front of him. He was even naughty enough to take pictures of my performance! We didn’t talk except for saying hello and goodbye.

After all, I was happy about having created Swinging Berlin. Furthermore its muse had the magical power to fill me up with even more inspiration. In August 2014 I wrote The Muse and its German version Die Muse. It took a while to arrange the track because my motivation had almost reached point zero …

Last winter around Christmas destiny gave me another worthwhile encounter which resulted in Sasha, but afterwards all my attempts to compose more music were meant to fail. I was no longer satisfied with the outcome of my endeavours!

One morning in January I woke up before 5 a.m. without being able to fall asleep again. Thus, I was wondering where to travel in summer … What a great coincidence! A couple of hours later my holiday was booked out and I would never have produced Deine Blauen Augen” / ”Tvoje Plave Oči if I had slept till dawn. Well, life is full of surprises sometimes. 🙂

“The Muse“ press photos in the making

During the production of a new record I always wonder how I should present myself on the cover. On Swinging Berlin I used to be a pink object of art who is hardly recognizable as the person behind the mask. In 2014 I had already been aware of the fact that my appearance would change on the following EP. But in which way? Honestly, I had no idea!

If you read my previous articles, you may remember that I suffered from a lack of inspiration until summer. In addition, parts of my equipment got broken without my fault and it took several weeks to get them back from the repair service. A couple of days later I went on a holiday in Croatia as you know from the article “The Story Behind ‘Tvoje Plave Oči’“.

Sunset in Starigrad-Paklenica, CroatiaWhen I took a series of sunset pictures at the beach of Starigrad-Paklenica, I wouldn’t visualize how they might look on the cover or on the press photos for my new EP The Muse. I was merely thinking of the muse who triggered off the fire to complete my record!

Back in Berlin, I wrote the songs Deine Blauen Augen“ / “Tvoje Plave Oči and I’m Gonna Fly Away. Finally I realized that my artwork for The Muse should be connected with Croatia where my creativity had flourished more than I could ever have dreamed of.

Original cover photo in front of the green screenSo I contacted the photographer Christina Katz who had also taken my press photos for Alien Pop in 2013. In the beginning of July we met for a photo shooting at her studio in Berlin. In comparison with my former productions, I wore very light and natural make-up while posing in front of Christina’s green screen. Of course I had already chosen a couple of holiday pictures for the background. During the session I imagined how I would smile at the muse if he were standing next to the photographer. Never again will I see him in this life, but the simple thought of looking at each other evoked a sparkle in my eyes.

After the photo shooting I selected the best pictures for a photomontage. Eventually Christina took me back to my most romantic sunsets of this year. If you buy The Muse on CD, you will also be able to enjoy them in the booklet.

Međunarodne muze ujedinjenje na jednom albumu

Berlinska pjevačica i kompozitorica, Anna Aliena, 30. listopada 2015., objaviti će svoj 5. EP album nazvan The Muse. To je album ispunjen osjećajnim, višejezičnim baladama.

Cover "The Muse"Berlin, 26. kolovoza 2015. U proteklih nekoliko godina, skladateljica Anna Aliena je često svoju glazbu nazivala „alien pop“, što je i naziv njezinog trećeg EP albuma iz 2013. Njezin 5. EP album The Muse (Go!Diva Records, datum izlaska: 30. listopada 2015.), označava promjenu stila: Na ovom album, umjetnica iz Berlina se usredotočuje na emocionalne balade u stilu valcera. Iako njezine pjesme više nisu prodorne kao one iz prijašnje produkcije, te je čak ostavila i svoju ružičastu periku iz Swinging Berlin (2014) u garderobi, Anna Aliena i dalje ostaje vjerna svojem stilu. Njezin teatralan mezzosopran krasi sve njezine uratke koje je objavila od 2011.

Pjesme na albumu The Muse okrenute su prema procesu stvaranja glazbe. Zato kompozitorica pruža iskren uvid u svoje inspirirajuće susrete s muzama. Primjerice, tu je „Sasha“, kojoj su upućene tri slavne ruske riječi i nekoliko trenutaka ljubavi. Ljutnja, melankolija i žudnja za novim mjestima (traka 5: „I’m Gonna Fly Away“) mijenjaju se, baš kao i jezici teksta. Štoviše, muze dolaze iz tri različite zemlje. Vokali se isprepliću s orkestralnim aranžmanima koji imaju brojne dionice gudača, te relativno malo udaraljki. Glas je taj koji priča priču o ljubavi, žudnji, patnji i samoj glazbi.

Tijekom odmora u Hrvatskoj, svjetska putnica Anna Aliena, otkrila je ljubav prema hrvatskom jeziku. Na kraju svog putovanja, napisala je pjesmu koja se zove „Tvoje plave oči“ („Deine Blauen Augen“). Ova lagana i sentimentalna šansona, dostupna je u dvije verzije. Učiteljica pjevanja Snežana Nena Brzaković i obožavateljica Nina Čović, prevele su originalni njemački tekst u hrvatsku verziju „Tvoje plave oči“, koja je već očarala brojne slušatelje u cijeloj bivšoj Jugoslaviji.

Prikladno uz pjesmu, Anna Aliena je odabrala naslovnicu CD-a na kojoj pozira uz zalazak sunca uz more. Sa sanjivim očima zamišljeno gleda u daljinu. Ne zna još tko će biti njezina sljedeća muza koja će se pojaviti na obzoru. Međutim, pojavljuje se i zraka svjetla s neba koja joj daje novu inspiraciju. Štoviše, ima plan vratiti se na stjenovitu hrvatsku obalu kako bi snimila spot za pjesmu „Tvoje plave oči“.

30. listopada 2015, The Muse će biti objavljen na CD-u, te dostupan za digitalno preuzimanje.

Kontakt:

Go!Diva Records
A. Senger
Jagowstr. 35
10555 Berlin
Njemačka
info@godiva-records.biz
http://www.godiva-records.biz

Posjetite Annu Alienu na:

http://annaaliena.com

O nama

Go!Diva Records je osnovana u rujnu 2011. godine, kako bi surađivala sa snažnim ženskim vokalima i skladateljima koji žele sami stvoriti put na kojem se će stvarati glazbu. Djevojke koje potpišu za Go!Diva Records, potpuno su odgovorne za cijeli proces stvaranja pjesme, poput skladanja i pisanja teksta. Dopuštamo im da izraze svoje individualne ideje koji ne moraju odgovarati zadanim okvirima. Štoviše, naša uprava ih i potiče na takvu vrstu kreativnosti!

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