Because of the sound of her voice and onstage charisma she is compared to Nina Simone or Amy Winehouse. Surprising, hypnotic, exciting, unique - Laura Mvula will perform on September 15th at the Philharmonic in Szczecin during the final concert of MUSIC.DESIGN.FORM Festival 2019!
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‘Striking and honest with a jazzy style of Nina Simone, but also with a modern tone of the classical avant-garde. Great songs.’ – The Times
Born in Birmingham, Laura Mvula began her music career with gospel choirs. She quickly began writing her own works and studied composition at the Birmingham Conservatory. She gained global recognition for the first time in 2013 when she released her debut album ‘Sing to the Moon’, which features her spiritual voice with rich, psychedelic soundscapes. Wonderfully received by both the critics and the audience, the album opened her the path to further experiments.
The vocalist surprises the critics and the audience all the time. She also invites orchestral instruments to her jazz and neo-soul realizations filled with remarkable vocalises.
In 2016, the artist released her next album ‘The Dreaming Room’, which leaves even more space for the characteristic, captivating voice and arrangements of Laura. The album still features her heavenly vocalises, enriched with the sounds of analogue synthesizers and guitars. Mvula's music is more than just great tunes. The single ‘Overcome’ promoting the album is enhanced with the funky guitar of legendary Nile Rodgers.
Having been working on the album, the artist was accompanied by Troy Miller - composer, multi-instrumentalist and music producer, who collaborated with such stars as Adele, Mark Ronson, Gregory Porter, Chaka Khan, Macy Gray, Grace Jones and Donna Summer. Miller decided to develop the characteristic sounds from the album and arrange the whole material for a symphony orchestra. ‘The Dreaming Room’ repeated the success of Laura Mvula’s debut album. It also developed her as an artist. This material is visionary, escapes categorization and breaks the boundaries.
Laura Mvula will perform together with Troy Miller and the musicans the Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and conductor, composer and multi-instrumentalist as part of the MUSIC.DESIGN.FORM Festival 2019 taking place at the Philharmonic in Szczecin. The audience will be able to listen to the compositions from the artist's latest album ‘The Dreaming Room’. This final concert of the Festival MDF 2019 will be a real feast filled with light and music.
On September 15th during the final concert of the MUSIC.DESIGN.FORM 2019 Festival taking place at the Szczecin Philharmonic, Laura Mvula, will be accompanied by musicians of the Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and conductor Troy Miller. During that evening, the audience can expect a spectacle, a dream, in which light and music will play the main roles.