Featured artist: Franziska Bruecker

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Franziska Brücker is the super talented, radiant artist based in Zurich. Trained in Lucerne and the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, she is interested in the unconventional use of her voice, the power of words and the strength of a performer. She takes a structural approach to her lyrics only to break it up again in her compositions, in which she uses sounds of electronica, jazz, songwriting and improvisation.

We are delighted to present elusive music of hers, as an exclusive for our readers. As Franziska is an incredible live performer, we highly recommend checking out one of her upcoming shows:
November 07, 9pm @ Canzoniere Zurich
November 10, 9pm @ Katz Contemporary Zurich
November 20, 8pm @ Kaffeehaus St. Gallen
November 25, 8.30pm @ Kafi fuer Dich Zurich
December 13, 7pm @ Theater Waaghaus Winterthur
December 15, 9pm @ Kulturbrauerei Luzern
December 16, 8pm @ Institut Zurich

Franziska Bruecker – Call me by your name
 
We’ve had the pleasure to catch up with Franziska for a brief interview.

What’s the first thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning?
I try not to think in the morning. Being between sleep and an awake state of mind is very freeing and many good ideas come to me at this point of the day.

What makes you forget time?
Music, of course. Which is contradictory in a way, because music is the only form of art that happens in real time. And with music I mean every aspect of it, hearing it, practicing it, singing, composing, playing, reading it. It’s pure magic.

If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be?
My memory, my voice and a candle.

Who has influenced you the most?
Oh dear, that’s a truly hard one. Probably Buddha. I know, so outworn, but it’s true.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
If you work it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all the time who eventually catch on to things. (John Cage)

http://franziskabruecker.com

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All imagery by André Volk.

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