Diary, refuge, haven for the soul, absorption of thoughts and memories of-experienced to be held in order not to get lost. Diaries are patient listeners and often the only confidant.
So it is with diaries and so it is with Como diary.
Como? "Just Como. That's my nickname, "says the young Austrian - and:" Yes, it has something to do with this wonderful city in Italy. It is there so incredibly beautiful, the Lago di Como for me is definitely the place for self-discovery, "she says. But there is also the never really openly expressed suspicion that her life has taken in this city in Lombardy its beginning, and her smile pushes other bothersome issues a stop to.
Como lives in Styria. Born in Graz, grew up in the west of the country, where the white horse, the Lipizzaner, are at home. Mining, glass art, nature - to Italy, it is an hour by car. A three-Women's House in Baernbach. Grandmother, mother, daughter and a cat, "said not held in the female-dominated idyll long. After a year, he threw himself into the rarely traveled 30 mph zone in front of a car that was simply no life for a macho, "Como says with a smile," for me, the small town became smaller and smaller, because alone-mothers often quite bad in letting go are, and I had a certain sense, two of them."
With 16 Como moves to the state capital Graz. The first home. School, later studying: English, French, Italian, law, politics, economics. The young woman with the characteristic curly hair is consistent in this respect. The desire is to change the world, as an activist with Greenpeace or politics make for what is important: In this, our world take good care. Your most important companion since early youth the diary. Como diary has black and white keys.
Music was from the beginning a part of life. Grandpa was a composer, and as his granddaughter had inherited this musicality, congested very early great expectations on the child. Age of four, she stood for the first time on stage, in the music school she felt more restricted, required to be creative. "When I was 13 I was finally refused to make music for other people," she said and fled with their music in the creative isolation. Songs were created at the piano, mostly late at night when everyone was asleep. Thoughts and experiences that have been worked, flowed into text fragments, and so arose over these many years Como "Music Diary".
She does not write songs, as she says, but they just happen. "I sit down at the piano and play whatever comes to mind. The result is a rough sketch, which then has to mature until the gaps suddenly as if by magic fill, "says Como, hitherto kept their songs for themselves, because their songs were well hidden entries in her diary. "None of my songs should be ever released," she says, her music was her closely guarded secret. "A hidden side of me that I wanted to share with anyone."
But quality will always find their way and sometimes the winds miraculously through time. "Once I heard my neighbor has played on the guitar one of my songs. He's got a good late at night have been listening while playing and when I heard because my song through the wall, I suddenly panicked. I had always been careful not to let the songs run and now wandered as a through the wall, out of my life! "Como played their songs in demo quality to a CD, put it behind for a copyright lawyer. "Not because I am the neighbor imputed evil, on the contrary: That should probably be something like a compliment at the time, but you never know who else is listening," she says.
The notary in which they stored their songs, gave her a note with a phone number and wrote the name Andi Fabianek next. Producer, recording studio owner. "A professional," he said, "play him before that." Como took the CD and presented itself at Fabianek: "I have only rudimentary piano skills, no vocal training, can not read music and had never seen a recording studio from the inside. Since I was one of apparently many who pushed him a demo CD in his hand, he has washed my first time his head and explains how tough the music business is. But unlike the others, I told him that I did not really want to the stage. I just wanted to know if my music was also held in front of a professional, "she recalls. The rest is history and is now fully cracked in their lives. "He gave me hope my songs to audition other and seeing as I could with my music to touch other people who helped me to put one foot before the other."
The study was in the home straight and she had planned the Diplomatic Academy and a future career in the lap of the European Union. But for the time being to Brussels has a back seat, because Como diary has gone freelance. Time not only by the wall. From Graz traveled to Teufenbach to live there music manager Klaus Bartelmuss who took the songwriter under his wing. "Klaus has enabled me my ideas with absolute professionals like Mathias Roska to realize in the middle Studios Berlin. This was a whole new world for me, I do not think many musicians get a chance like this. " So how are the things that Brussels has to wait much longer.
"Music Diary": The first album is an excerpt of this diary. However, many songs she retains to this day only for himself, "they are simply too profound, too personal," she says. Como and their songs flourished so far in secret, have no long history in numerous live stage behind them, have not been widely tested on live subjects. Just as the work of the artist, the songwriter Como, has created this music only for themselves. How good it is to hear this now as good as virgin songs. But it is also music, which has to be detected by the listener. Voice, text, musical compositions - this is not fast food but soul, personality expression. It's Como diary in which she looks granted access for the first time strangers.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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