The singer Andra Barz sang almost everything. In the last decades: classic, musical, african, soul & funk, overtonesinging... but foremost jazz and improvisation.
"...Andra Barz, who's voice I found beautiful and indescribable..."
"….praised Buscheuer the exceptional singer. And in fact , the way Andra sang seemed like an oblievious surrender, implementing Buscheuers credo: Find your own voice. Fulfill yourself. Live with passion."
For the 200th birthday of Fontane (1818- 1898 a famous german writer), Andra was assigned to compose songs to his poems.
Experimenting with the influences of pop, jazz, a- capella- singing and classical music this album creates a magical unity between words and vocal sounds.
bass/ guitar Andi Feldmann
all other instruments
layerd- voice- sounds
songs / compositions : Andra Barz
Melodic songs paint intimate pictures full of atmosphere, which are sometimes gentle poetic, others question society in a subtle way or then again some reach into natures mythical realm. These songs are somehow in between Chanson, the German “Kunstlied” (art song) or Pop, with rhymed, written lyrics, which are very personal and would be worth the effort just reading them...the songs are labeled with plant- names, which were the keywords for the songs full of internal richness and are then again the soulful expression of a perfectly happy experienced childhood.
piano: Jan Beumelburg
composition/ lyrics: Andra Barz
CD/ Audiobook 2010
A fairy tale by Heinrich Seidel
atmospheric reading: Ekkehard Hahn
layerd- voice- sounds
songs : Andra Barz
Slowness is the engine, to feel yourself, to feel everything, to become aware and to love yourself, to overcome recurrent patterns and blockages, to see ones self-worth and to sense the beauty and divineness in and around you.
Her relationship came to an end, as Andra Barz decided to go on the road to Santiago de Compostela. While the other pilgrims pulled ahead at a fast pace, she discovered a great secret: The magic of walking slow. She made a discovery, which changed her life on a long- run, transformed her and , like- through a worm hole, it catapulted her to a different, throughout happy life.She dropped out of society and found a new, great love..
(only in german by DROEMER KNAUR/ NEOBOOK)
”...Andra Barz enchants with Elve- Sounds...”
“...one takes an as large as possible tube with good acoustics, secondly a woman with enourmes voice- power....(...) and she drew from her voice there, on the bottom of the tube, elve- like sounds and chants...”
“...at times a child- like whisper, then a mysterious singing and sounding, Barz took the audience into a mythical world..”
“...very impressive demonstrated the musical-artist her Performance in the “Zellenspeicher” (old silo in Rathenow)...overtone singing you call this kind of art, which Ms Barz studied during her long- year stay in London..explains the very friendly artist...and..bestowed with such a great resonance under the large audience, that some of the visitors were left with their astound mouth open...
“...a multitalent, describes one listener the singer (Andra Barz), in a result of the public presentation of her now even lyrical creativity...lots of visitors insisted of acquiring one of her lyrical books from the author personally ...”
Andra has performed in various bands and musical styles in Venues like:
V E N U E S : (SELECTION)
LEEDS CASTLE, England (Omegapoint)
606 CLUB, London (Omegapoint)
CHARLY WRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL BAR, London (Hello Kitty)
TV FAB- Berlin (Spell of Jazz)
RADIO MDR- (Review "Das Werihnachtsland)
BUGA Havelberg (Germanys gardenshow) (performances)
LAGA Rathenow (County gardenshow) (performances)
JAZZFEST POTSDAM, Germany (Spell of Jazz)
JAZZFEST BRANDENBURG, Germany (Spell of Jazz)
MARMORPALAIS POTSDAM, Germany (Spell of Jazz)
LITERATURE DAYS , Schwerin, Germany ( "Das Weihnachtsland")
HUNDERTWASSER HAUS, Magdeburg, Germany ( "Das Weihnachtsland")
CATHEDRAL HAVELBERG, Germany (Jazz Duo)
EVENT THEATER, Brandenburg, Germany (acting role)
CHINA, SHANGHAI, (Spell of JAZZ)
PORTUGAL, VISEU (guest by GREYHOUND JAMES BAND)
... and many more
B A N D S:
1990 GERMANY/ RATHENOW
(classical singing) music school
1992- 1993 GERMANY/ RATHENOW
1995- 1996 ANDRA BARZ & JOACHIM KUIPERS
1997- 2000 ENGLAND, LONDON
(ALL- GIRL- JAZZ- BAND)
1998- 2002 ENGLAND, LONDON
(FUNK JAZZ) voc, piano, sax, bass
2003- 2004 GERMANY, PREMNITZ
(SURF ROCK) voc, guit, guit, bass, drums
2003- 2004 GERMANY, RATHENOW
(AFRICAN) voc, 2.voc, guit, djembe, bass
2003- 2013 GERMANY, RATHENOW/ BRANDENBURG
(JAZZ) voc, guit, drums, violin
2011- 2015 GERMANY, BRANDENBURG
(JAZZ) voc, guit