17 Sep Music for Walter Benjamin’s last path
Juliane Heinemann singing teacher in the specialty of Modern Singing at the Centro Superior de Música Liceu will open the 31è Mercat de Música Viva de Vic which will be held from 18 to 21 September, with the show «The Last Way of Walter Benjamin», this show was awarded the Puig-Porret Prize in the 2018 edition of the festival.
Heinemann presents a musical and visual show in homage to the German writer and philosopher Walter Benjamin. The thinker of Jewish origin, committed suicide in Portbou in September 1940, after traversing a clandestine path through the easternmost part of the Pyrenees, from France to Portbou, fleeing Nazism and with the idea of seeking exile in America. The last path of Walter Benjamin is a journey through electronic music that is accompanied by poems in Catalan, Spanish and German, a live band and the important presence of visual effects.
The singer – born in Berlin in 1980, but established in Barcelona for 14 years – with only six years old, she begins studies of classical guitar, as well as dance and performance in the famous Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin. At fourteen she debuts as an actress in Die Tödliche María, Tom Tykwer’s debut opera. Later she moved to the United States for a year, where she studied singing and participated in several musicals. In 2000 she joined the Jazz Institut Berlin (JIB), where she made the career of jazz singing and singing pedagogy. It was at this time that she made an Erasmus in Barcelona and became actively involved in the city’s jazz scene, recording and performing alongside musicians such as Santi Careta, Giulia Valle, Joe Smith, Albert Sanz and Marko Lohikari. Finally, in 2006, she finally moved to Barcelona, where she develops his solo career. She has recorded two albums with original songs, Are not you glad to be here? (2009) and True Gods (2012), in addition to a single by Lovemonk Records (Do you see me, 2010).