Lisa Morgenstern is a German pianist, singer and composer who has established a reputation for her intense emotional performance style that effortlessly blends a background in classical music with a contemporary approach to electronics and songwriting. The daughter of two career orchestral musicians, Lisa was exposed to music from a very young age and displayed a natural affinity towards the piano. As a teenaged Lisa balanced classical piano contests with following a carrier as a professional ballet dancer - a combination of influences that brings unique elegance and poise to her music.
Focussing on music, Lisa released her debut full length album ‘Amphibian’ two years ago. The atmospheric production and dark subject matter of her songwriting established Lisa also as a inspiring figure in the dark romantic music scene. The follow up EP ‘Metamorphoses’ pursued a similar aesthetic and saw Lisa touring mostly throughout Germany.
Currently based in Berlin, Lisa is working on her second full length album titled ‘Chameleon’ in collaboration with the renowned Berlin based producer and cellist Sebastian Plano. Whilst maintaining her piano driven songwriting, this new album will also see Lisa explore a more neo-classical direction, making also extensive use of eurorack modular and vintage analogue synthesisers.
Lisa Morgenstern exceeded the targed of her successfull startnext campaign to produce and release ‘Chameleon’ to the world!
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Happy new year to you all! These last couple of months have been very exciting. For this, I send you my heartfelt thanks. I also wish to let you know that I am eternally grateful for your love, patience and for the many messages, letters and even packages that I have received! I would like to give you an update on the status of 'Chameleon', as many of you have been asking when it is going to be released.
I am clearly very excited about who I am going to be working work with. So, to all of you that are asking, when 'Chameleon' is going to be released, unfortunately I cannot yet give you a clear answer, but I will let you know as soon as is humanly possible!
I have sent out nearly all the crowdfunding gifts. Please let me know if you didn't receive yours yet. Some gifts were returned to me and not all of you have answered my messages to let me know how to solve this. Some are not completed yet, because i am missing your specifications.
Furthermore, I have made a few more demo cassette mixtapes and I am happy to say that they have turned out very nicely. With these, you could hear previously unreleased demos and B sides spanning my whole career. I created each mix-tape individually and in the process, I have combined new and old compositions in an aesthetically appropriate fashion. Whoever is interested in getting copies of these, please write to me about this as well.
For me, 2016 was a special and incredibly productive year! Since I obtained the funding which enabled me to turn my album from a dream into a reality, I have had the pleasure to work on my compositions with Sebastian Plano. 'Chameleon' has been growing, transforming and changing its colours - so that now its name fits even better! It has turned out to be much more personal than I had anticipated. I thought it would feel more like a window facing new landscapes but it has become a true mirror upon my internal self. And this was kind of surprising as I had initially conceived the musical themes as a sort of abstractions, however; when life was breathed into them, conceptually they were far richer and deeper than I imagined. 'Chameleon' is developing more and more as these musical ideas merge and move towards becoming final creations. These songs are nearly ready and I would love to let you hear them but it is not that easy, as you can well imagine. We will all have to wait just a little bit longer as I decided to explore possibilities with potential labels.
With my best wishes, warmest of thoughts
and with all my heart!
6 January 2017