Anna Braun is an opera singer taking part in BAM! Festival 2019 with the production ‘The Whale Whale Song‘. As in 2018, BAM! Festival unites a dense programme of outlooks on new paths in music theatre. If BAM! is hardly about opera, yet, it is focusing on theatre forms that still persue opera’s original questions, renewing the search from a contemporary perspective for a unity of action on stage and musical sound. Strategies that have taken the place of simple storytelling here remain closely intertwined with new methods of work. BAM!s aim is to unite their various forms and perspectives for a larger audience, creating the chance to explore what unites them in their diversity and to catch a glimpse on where paths of music theatre are leading today.
1: I am not as big as I am but as big as the things I see.
2: I sing a whale.
3: I don’t like coffee.
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I had a crush on Aaron Carter, now I am an opera singer- BAM!
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Can – Future Days
Pavarotti & Friends
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
The memory of a dusty city.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Hanging on a tree.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Care Package – Drake
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Joseph Beuys, K.I.Z.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Prince concert 1988.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
I can’t focuse without being distracted by my phone.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
I am the youngest, have the least money, but am mentioned in the newspaper the most.
BAM! Festival’s second edition takes place from 26th to 29th September 2019 in Berlin.
Photo © Birgit von Bally