Sophia Kennedy © Rosanna Graf // Sofia Portanet © Christoph Voy // Parra for Cuva © Roberto Brundo
Cologne Music Week- Showcase: Parra for Cuva // Sofia Portanet // Sophia Kennedy
Cologne Musik Week
Parra for Cuva
The moment that Nicolas Janco aka Parra for Cuva starts playing his melody-laden electronic tracks, it is as if a murmur went through the crowd: Eyes closed, people fall into movements in rhythm with his indistinguishable melodies. Interrupted through occasional sounds of cheering and clapping,everything seamlessly blends into a tapestry of sound and people and one hopes for this wonderful
musical experience never to take an end.
Indulging in his relentless fascination for sound and harmony, Nicolas commenced his quest for music at a very young age. Starting with classical piano and taking stops in Jazz, Pop and Indie music, the young artist soon developed a strong passion for electronic music that made him leave the countryside and move to big and creative Berlin. Using musical instruments, synthesizers and digital music editing, the audio designer masters the art of creating intelligent, intertwined music pieces from melodies, soft beats and sounds that he records in daily life.
In the summer of 2017, her debut album hit, leaving craters of admiration far beyond Germany. The sounding projectile was called "Sophia Kennedy", self-titled after the musician who grew up in Baltimore, USA and lives in Hamburg. Inside were soldered: linguistic and strong-voiced songwriting with sometimes dark sparkling electronics by Mense Reents (Die Vögel, Die Goldenen Zitronen). Everything was there at once: the glam of the show stage, the language game of vaudeville and the modernism of the club. Social and asocial media alike were enraptured, nerds and mere mortals stood united in the many concerts that followed. To some, the world seemed so nearly all right. Almost four years ago.
In the meantime, Kennedy released a dark, dancy debut album with Helena Ratka under her project name Shari Vari ("Now," Fall 2019). Now comes "Monsters," the second from Sophia Kennedy. And the world truly is not the same anymore.
Kennedy's art praises the change along with it: she staggers, she lurches, as if she's on her way home after a long night. The music flutters, not all the strings and synths are precisely in tune. The floor sways. And yet the music has more room to breathe. It's more broken and seems more alive. It's still Sophia Kennedy, as we love her. But she is many now.
Parra for Cuva
The moment Nicolas Janco aka Parra for Cuva starts playing his melody-rich electronic tracks, it's as if a murmur goes through the crowd: eyes closed, people fall into motion to the rhythm of his indistinguishable melodies. Punctuated by the occasional cheer and clap, it all seamlessly blends together into a web of sound and people, and you hope that this wonderful
that this wonderful musical experience will never end.
Indulging his tireless fascination with sound and harmony, Nicolas began his quest for music at a young age. Starting with classical piano and stopping by jazz, pop and indie music, the young artist soon developed a strong passion for electronic music, which led him to leave the country and move to the great and creative Berlin. Using musical instruments, synthesizers and digital music processing, the audio designer has mastered the art of creating intelligent, interwoven pieces of music from melodies, soft beats and noises he picks up in everyday life.
An event of cologne on pop gmbh.
Pop, Electronic, Neue Deutsche Welle
concert hall Start 20:00 Doors 19:15
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The concert is unseated. There will be no seating.