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October 27, 2013 at 6:11 PM
When Lisa Alma was touring the East Coast this year, she played a number of cavernous concert halls that afforded her the luxury of playing a grand piano, so excuse Alma for feeling a little cramped Saturday night.
The tiny Fremont Abbey stage limited Alma to a keyboard, but that didn’t stop her from delivering a haunting set of subtle, electronic dream-pop. As soon as Alma began playing the first strains of “Our Time,” one woman in the back row had this succinct analysis: “All of a sudden I’m in Europe.”
It’s true, Alma’s charming Danish accent does worm its way into her singing, and the icy-cool beats she sings over instantly sound like they hail from Western Europe. (more…)
October 25, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Most artists don’t bother getting their master’s degrees but for Danish singer Lisa Alma it seemed like the natural thing to do.
“I got really interested in feminist theory, performance art, the whole vibe that started with John Cage and got developed into the performance art scene in New York in the 70s,” said Alma, who holds a master’s degree in theater and performance studies. “But I always did the practical stuff on the side while I was studying theory.”
Back when she was a young student at the London Centre of Contemporary Music, Alma discovered the electronic music that creates the basis for the restrained dream-pop of her debut self-titled album. She plays the Fremont Abbey Saturday night with Argentinian singer-songwriter Federico Aubule. (more…)
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