PRICK AND DING #71:CLARA HILL

Clara Hill - photo: Andrea Vollmer

Each week Fresh On The Net invites an artist or band to answer a short series of questions in Prick & Ding: the two and a half minute interview. It's convenient and quick - like enjoying a tasty microwave meal!THIS WEEK:CLARA HILL

Clara Hill is a music artist based in Berlin. For the life of me I can’t remember where I first heard Clara’s music but I do know it was a good day or at least it was a bad day that instantly got better. That the song was called ‘Dawn of a new day’ seemed very apt. With an acoustic heart built by robots there is something blissful & other worldly in this song that I found completely captivating

*To listen to ‘Dawn of a new day’, it is track 2 of the album teaser below and you will know that we at FOTN are not lovers of track/album teasers/clips rather than full tracks. But this is the only place I can find an embed-enabled (part) version of the song and it seemed such a shame to omit it. Please shout if you know where people can listen to the full track .

**And a polite request for new music artists starting out-please make sure (at least some) of your (full) tracks are embed enabled in Soundcloud or Bandcamp if you want us to share what you do. Thanks!

Clara’s gorgeous new album of new world electronica meets blissed out psychedelic Folk ‘Walk the Distance’ is freshly released on Tapete Records.

Clara is blessed with a voice that melts into the music & then your consciousness.She has also released 3 wonderful album’s of sweet chilled electronica with a healthy dash of jazz and & has collaborated with an array of fine people

Considering the circles I used to run in I was surprised I was unaware of her back story but her back catalogue is well worth searching out – just search Clara Hill in YouTube and you’ll be chilled out for many an hour.

A very talented lady making very interesting music,please give a warm FOTN welcome to Clara Hill and Prick and Ding 71.
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1. What are you up to at the moment?

I am organizing a lot of things around my new album which came out two weeks ago on Tapete records: i am working on a new live show together with Hanno Leichtmann and i am creating a band too, doing rehearsals, giving interviews and … still try to find time to paint pictures.

2. Favourite childhood memory?

Being alone in the nature and listening to a blackcap the first time in my life.

3. Hero?

People who sacrifice their life for other people – for freedom and peace

4. Villain?

Hitler

5. What/who makes you laugh?

When other people laugh

6. Describe what you do?

I try to do my best in what i love to do (and try to pay my rent with it): doing music, performing, writing. this i what i do now: challenging myself to make music without any limitations. i try to get into open experimentations, authenticity and free development of ideas.

7. Who’s hair would you like to have for just one day?

I would like to have my own original hair color back…because i´m already grey.

8. Best musical experience to date?
After a concert in japan in front of 1500 people – we started a jam session spontaneously – and i played drums.

and another gig, i was singing in Moscow in front of 6000 people-this was an amazing experience.

9. What artist inspires you?
Many musicians, artists and actors.

every phase in life can have different inspirations. currently music wise for me it’s: again boards of canada, broadcast, tim hecker, still linda perhacs, the music by ben frost, the voice experiments by meredith monk, antonio carlos jobim, still nick drake, john cage, talk talk, the mountains and many many more…

10. What does Fresh On The Net mean to you?
I never heard of Fresh On The New till now. it looks like a cool and fresh blog platform for artists.
i like the idea of giving short answers to short questions which is sometimes more difficult to answer.
Thank you for the interview.

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