Singer, composer and Creative Audio Production & Sound Engineering alumna Cecilie Sadolin kicks off season two of Catalyst's (formerly dBs Berlin) Studio Sessions series. Watch the performance and go behind the scenes.
Welcome to a whole new season. Not the crunchy leaves kind, but every bit as crisp and colourful. We’re talking about Studio Sessions season two! Continuing the momentum of season one‘s four incredible episodes, we’re kicking off the new school year early with something a little different: soul, strings and a pair of bare feet.
Singer, composer and Creative Audio Production & Sound Engineering Bachelor alumnus Cecilie Sadolin performs two tracks from her experimental debut album Pseudo Random (released late last year by RecordJet), together with some fantasic local string musicians. Is it mere coincidence that her surname rhymes with violin? We think not.
German music magazine Haiangriff described the album, which features popular Danish string group Who Killed Bambi, as a “tribute to the raw and abstract musical borderland.” SoundChecker.Koeln placed the “Danish Dynamite”‘s vocals somewhere between Björk and Alanis Morisette, while Soundhelden wrote, “You will be taken by Cecilie into a strange, imaginative world.” Side note: the metallic blue face paint and foxy sidekick of the artwork couldn’t be more fitting.
Currently finishing her masters degree, having just got back from a packed showcase at Denmark’s super-renowned SPOT Festival, the label-evading songstress is about to blow up. You heard it here first!
Watch Cecilie’s dazzling performance of ‘Slip Away’ and ‘Tapestry’ below and scroll down to find out about her inspiring creative journey in our behind-the-scenes interview.
Meet the sound engineer
Go behind the scenes of this Studio Sessions performance to meet the Creative Audio Production & Sound Engineering student who recorded the audio: Thorir Davidsson