Music

MARA is one of the few cellists to combine cello playing with live vocals and live electronics. If you want to assign her music to a genre, you could say "She is a singer-songwriter-cellist and makes experimental Acoustic Pop with classic and jazz influences". But this academic classification is only partially true. Because her music is above all honest, creative, individual, personal, intimate and tender - difficult to sort into a drawer and therefore beautiful. Her songs are real sound compositions and radiate an intensity and boundlessness.

current Program:

 

 

As a singing cellist, MARA explores the limits of musical conventions on the cello and acquires a new repertoire far removed from classical traditions. She also animates her audience to get involved in new auditory impressions and to break new ground. With the help of a loop station and live electronics, she creates orchestral sounds and sound collages. 

 

 

 

 

Sample Program: 

 

Johann Sebastian Bach - Allemanda from the Violin Partita II, BWV 1004

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras Nº 5, Aria

Eugene Friesen - Church Rhythms

Mara - Midnight Music

Beatles - Blackbird

Sting - Fragile

Yaël Naïm - Lonely

Yaël Naïm - New Soul 

         - break - 

Astor Piazzolla - Tango Étude Nº 3

Mara - Du

Peteris Vasks - Pianissimo

Adele / The Cure - Lovesong

Mara - Land of Thee

Mark Summer - Julie-O

Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit

 


repertoire List

Own Compositions:

Du - (C/V/L)

So Wrong - (C/V)

Fly - (C/V)

Land of Thee - (C/V/L)

Midnight Music - (C/V)

 

Songs:

Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve (C/L)

Blackbird - Beatles (C/V)

Despacito - L. Fonsi (C/L) 

Feliz Navidad - J. Feliciano (C/V)

Fragile - Sting (C/L)

Hallelujah - L. Cohen (C/V)

I'm only happy when it rains - Garbage (C/V)

Liebeslied - Bodo Wartke (C/V)

Lonely - Yaël Naïm (C/V)

Lovesong - The Cure / Adele (C/V)

New soul - Yaël Naïm (C/V/L, auch C/V möglich) 

Recuérdame / Remember me - Soundtrack Coco (C/V)

Secrets - One Republic (C/L)

Shape of you - Ed Sheeran (C/L)

Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana (C/V)

Someone like you - Adele (C/V)

Song from a secret garden (C)

The Autumn Leaves - J. Kosma (C/V)

Viva la vida - Coldplay (C/L)

What can I do - The Corrs (C/L)

With or without you - U2 (C/L)


Film Music:

Amélie (Comptine d'une autre-été) - Y. Tiersen (C/L)

 

Jazz:

Church Rhythms - E. Friesen (C/L)

Julie-O - M. Summer (C)

 

Tango:

Libertango - A. Piazzolla (C/L)

Tango Etüde No 3 - A. Piazzolla (C/V)

 

Classic:

Air - J. S. Bach (C/V)

Ave Maria - J. S. Bach / C. Gounod (C/V)

Ave Maria - G. Caccini (C/L)

Bachianas Brasileiras No 5 - H. Villa-Lobos (C/V)

Canzonetta from "Don Giovanni" - W. A. Mozart (C/V) 

Coffee Arpeggio - A. Masuda (C/P)

Kanon in D - J. Pachelbel (C/L)

Nearer to Thee - Mason (C/L)
Pianissimo - P. Vasks (C/V)

Schwan - C. Saint-Saëns (C/P) 

Suites I-IV - J. S. Bach (C)

...und Salomo sprach - V. D. Kirchner (C)

Violin Partita d-Moll Allemanda - J. S. Bach (C) 

 

Classical Crossover / Dubstep:

Crystallize - Lindsey Stirling (C/P)

  

Much more on request!

 

 

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