2 de jul de 2009

NEO MUSICA: Imogen Heap

INDIE / ELECTRO / ALTERNATIVE

port> Imogen Jennifer Jane Heap nasceu em 9 de dezembro de 1977. É uma cantora e compositora inglesa. Ficou mais famosa com a sua colaboração no trabalho do grupo Frou Frou e em 2005 com o seu cd solo Speak for Yourself.

Imogen tocou muitos instrumentos clássicos, incluindo piano (seu primeiro instrumento), violoncelo e clarineta. Mais tarde ela aprendeu como tocar guitarra e bateria sozinha. Ela começou a escrever músicas no seu aniversário de 11 anos. Sua mãe, uma terapeuta artística, e seu pai, um varejista de construção, se separaram quando ela tinha 12 anos. Ela foi mandada para uma escola destinada para quem quisesse aprender música. Heap não se deu bem com o professor de música. Sua idéia de punição era deixá-la sozinha para aprender sozinha, como consequência; ela aprendeu engenharia da música, amostragem e produção em computadores de Atari. Depois disto, Heap foi estudar na BRIT School Of Performing Arts & Technology em Croydon, Surrey, (que depois teve como estudante artista como Katie Melua). Ela assinou seu primeiro contrato com 18 anos em uma gravadora independente chamada Almo Sounds, foi muito prestigiada ao vivo, cantando quatro musicas que a levaram para o Prince’s Trust Concert in Hyde Park, em Londres, junto com The Who e Eric Clapton, em 1998.

english>
Imogen Heap (born 9 December 1977 in the London Borough of Havering)[1] is a Grammy nominated English singer and songwriter from Romford, Essex, known for her work as part of Frou Frou and for her 2005 solo record Speak for Yourself, which she wrote, produced and mixed. In 2006, she was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Heap's debut album, i Megaphone (an anagram of "Imogen Heap") was released in 1998 internationally via Almo Sounds, and garnered critical acclaim. The album was a mixture of self-penned and self-produced tracks, alongside tracks co-written with, and produced by established producers such as David Kahne, Dave Stewart and Guy Sigsworth. Heap's angst-filled songs were compared favourably to work by artists such as PJ Harvey, Kate Bush and Annie Lennox. Heap had kept in contact with Guy Sigsworth, who had co-written and produced "Getting Scared" from i Megaphone, and this led to the pair of them establishing the collaborative project Frou Frou. The initial idea was that Sigsworth would put together an album, featuring tracks written and produced by him alongside a singer, songwriter, poet or rapper, to be released under the name Frou Frou. Heap explains that Sigsworth invited her over to his studio, to write lyrics to a four-bar motif he had, with one condition – that she include the word "love" somewhere. The first line she came up with was "lung of love, leaves me breathless", and the Details album track, "Flicks" was born. A week later, Sigsworth phoned her up again, and together they wrote and recorded "Breathe In" and it happened again and again, until nearly half the album was completed. In December 2001, they made the decision to form a duo. In December 2003, Heap announced on her web site that she was going to write and produce her second solo album, using her site as a blog to update fans on progress, and even seeking them to be her A&R team for the lyrics to "Daylight Robbery" (which started out as a sample recorded for a television advert).

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