Final Vocal Recordings for my CD!

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Today we did the final leap of vocal recordings! This project is getting more and more finished! Listen to the song “Crossroads” in the video below. If you want to pre-order a CD, just let me know via email or facebook!

Work in Progress: A Day in the Recording Studio

I will be releasing an EP (mini-CD) this summer! My talented producer and drummer invited an equally talented guitar player to Heidelberg for a great recording session. We got the instrumentals done and will finish the vocals in a few weeks. Stay tuned for further developments!

School’s out, bring in the Projects!

It’s spring break and will be for about 8 weeks. This means no lectures, but it doesn’t mean no art!
I will be doing a lot of stuff, but here are…
The Top 5 Projects for the Spring Break:

1. Paint 5 oil paintings (school work)

2. Take part in a book illustration contest to try to win the “Meefisch- Marktheidenfelder Prize for Book Illustration”. This is a German prize for the best unpublished illustration project in the German-speaking area. The winner gets 2000Euros and their book is published with the Arena Verlag, a big publishing group of the German-speaking area.
I will illustrate my story “Somehow Something is Missing!” (translated into German) and try to do this digitally. I prefer “real-life”, but digital paintings can be printed easier.
The book will look something like this:

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Opening illustration for “Somehow Something is Missing!” (“Once there was a big, big castle on a big, big hill.”)

3. Start selling postcards of the painting “Five Friends/Fünf Freunde” for my fundraising campaign. All the money will go to the FRRME (Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East) Click here for more information: www.patreon.com/nicoleheymann ; www.frrme.org

Five Friends/Fünf Freunde -$2200-
Five Friends/Fünf Freunde -$2200-

4. Finish my CD and start selling it, possibly also on iTunes. You can listen in for a sneak peek:

5. Get busy in the garden! I want to start some veggies and flowers for summer to give away to people. They will be able to donate whatever they like for the plants. The money will help pay for my plane ticket to Cyprus this fall. Gardening is a fun art form!

Vocal Recordings!

On Monday and Tuesday I was once again in the recording studio, this time for the vocals. You get the intrumentals as a playback and then you voice over that. It’s cool to see how everything starts to come together!

Update on the Recording

I just got the rough mix of one of my songs from the recording session. It sounds so cool! Just the instruments, but you can hear what’s going on in the song, I love it! :)

Writing, Reading, Recording Session!

I went to a professional recording studio on Tuesday. There I spent all day from 11AM to 10PM, recording 3 of my own songs. It is amazing what effort goes into even the most mundane thing. All the equipment and skill needed to record something worth keeping, it blows you away. Luckily I was not the musician on that day, but let the professionals be my minions… And they were super! We were 5 people, me and 4 guys. In the end my dad dropped by to see the action. We all enjoyed it very much! I tip my hat at any professional musician, it’s a lot of work!