About Lia

Lia Pale, die oberösterreichische Sängerin aus Wels/Oberösterreich, wird 2012 von mathias rüegg, dem ehemaligen Gründer und Leiter des Vienna Art Orchestra, in einer seiner Vorlesungen an der Wiener Musikhochschule - dank ihrer kräftigen Mithilfe entdeckt. Lia Pale, die am Adalbert-Stifter-Gymnasium in Linz maturiert hat, genießt bereits in ihrer frühen Jugend klassischen Ballett-und Klavierunterricht und erlernt das Flötenspiel in der städtischen Eisenbahner Musikkapelle Wels. Neben ihrer Liebe zu Literatur und zu Filmen entwickelt sich der Gesang jeglicher Art zu ihrer großen Leidenschaft. Nach ihrem Umzug nach Wien erfolgt mit eigenem Trio ein kurzer Ausflug in die Electropopszene. Daneben beginnt Lia ein Gesangsstudium an der Musikhochschule, das sie ein Jahr in Göteborg/Schweden weiterführt und dort vor allem Billie Holiday und Chet Baker, sprich den Jazz für sich entdeckt. Im Februar 2013 debütiert sie im Porgy & Bess mit einer englischen Fassung der Winterreise Gone Too Far von mathias rüegg arrangiert, die gleichzeitig bei Universal erscheint und sogleich internationale Beachtung findet. Im Februar 2015 erscheint ihr zweites Album,  My Poet’s Love mit rüeggs Vertonungen von Rilke und Heine Texten, einer eigenen Dichterliebe ganz im Sinne Robert Schumanns.

Mit ihrer unverwechselbar einnehmenden, charismatischen Art und ihren zahlreichen Talenten als Präsentatorin, Erzählerin, Tänzerin, Stepperin, Pianistin, Flötistin, Perkussionistin und vor allem als Sängerin - irgendwo zwischen Jazz, Klassik und Pop - bezaubert sie das Publikum jedes Mal von Neuem und entführt es in eine Welt voll poetischer Fantasie. Insider schätzen ihre außergewöhnlichen Phrasierung und ihr perfektes Timing. Dass sich Lia Pale sowohl musikalisch wie auch im Erscheinungsbild jeglichem Zeitgeist entzieht, macht sie zu einer unverwechselbaren, zeitlosen Live-Künstlerin in der Tradition großer Interpretinnen.

By dint of Lia Pale's ethereal lightness, concentrated quality, engaging eroticism, clever humour and notably her unmistakable voice, the Upper Austrian played herself into the hearts of the European audience and critics with her debut production "gone too far" (Universal 37296613) that treads along the reputedly worn-out path of Franz Schubert's and Wilhelm Müller's 'Winter Journey': without lapsing into the banal or into clichés, without ingratiating herself, she was finally able to demonstrate her ingenuity in blending art and pop music in a sophisticated yet entertaining form. Mathias Rüegg, whom Pale is in the habit of mischievously but respectfully referring to as "the old man", marked out the musical itinerary in his perceptive, versed and mild manner, navigating the patently potent crew through music history, and this has certainly been and continues to be part of the (justified commercial) success.

Sven Thielmann vicariously wrote about the outcome of this unique collaboration:

"Anyone lamenting the passing of the Vienna Art Orchestra should be pleased to have Mathias Rüegg - after a creative break that was way too long - sign as the mastermind of the young singer Lia Pale. In their joint album "gone too far", they not only raised an ingenious monument to Franz Schubert's 'Winter Journey' adapted for contemporary jazz but also put out a scent that promised the boldest of aspirations. Lia Pale, whose stirring voice unfolds an unmistakable duct of singular quality, has splendidly measured up to these." 

In "my poet’s love", Pale and Rüegg continue on their common path. And, as a result, they indeed develop new notions: of music and also of love. This time with reference to Heinrich Heine and Rainer Maria Rilke whose texts (seven from Rilke's complete works, seven from Heine's "Book of Songs") Rüegg - in his quest for Europe's and America's shared singer-songwriter sound - programmatically set to quasi chamber music in a balance between lyrical romanticism and modern jazz. These songs are contrasted by two sets of lyrics where Lia Pale for the first time speaks of her closeness to the two distinguished poets.– This in itself cries out for further stories!

Pale is again accompanied by the trio around her mentor Mathias Rüegg: two former musicians of the Vienna Art Orchestra, Ingrid Oberkanins and Hans Strasser, and the shooting star of the European trumpet scene, 24-year-old Mario Rom. Three cracks (from the former trumpet section of the Vienna Art Orchestra), Thomas Gansch, Juraj Bartos and Matthieu Michel, as well as three newcomers, Richard Köster, Dominik Fuss and Mario Rom, were invited to play on the 'my poet’s love’ album.

...And, on top of that, there is Lia. Her voice matured, following very difficult music lines perfectly, putting her again as a beautiful instrument inside the band, on one side, but as the clear voice to lead this action, on the other. Her approach is again between classic and jazz, defined and unpredicted, serious and joyful, open to wide audience and intriguing for specialists.“                   
Vojislav Pantic, jazz journalist / Belgrad

„Sovereign vocal abilities of Lia Pale are receiving full support of a well balanced band. Pure acoustic jazz with amazing trumpet solos.“
Marian Pavlik, www.jazz.sk 

„The good news are: The search for beauty in arts is still existing.“
"La recherche de la beauté existe encore en art, et c'est une bonne nouvelle".

Yves Sportis, Paris - Editor Jazz Hot

Latest News

Tour Diary St.Pölten

„My Poet’s Love“ at Freiraum in St.Pölten – Jazz im Hof 2015!Thank you Caroline Berchotteau for inviting us once more and giving us the chance to play our new album at Jazz im Hof (and also for picking us up from the train station). Thomas Egger, our ...


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Altdorf (CH), Alpentöne

Altdorf – Alpentöne Internationales Musikfestival

Our flight to Zürich Airport was nice and short...although I am pretty sure that the distance between each row of seats becomes smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller everytime...as we were traveling to mathias’ homeland and he knows the train system ...


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Herräng Dance Camp

Lia Pale is back from Sweden, back from the one and only Herräng Dance Camp with no one other than Miss Norma Miller, Miss Dawn Hampton, Mister Chazz Young and many many more!!!

"When you are dancing with your partner, for that two and a half minutes, you are ...


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Latest Blog Posts

to blog or not to blog # 22, 01.05..2015

Schweigemonat

Angesichts der bevorstehende Grossveranstaltung in Wien am 23.Mai (siehe auch Blog #1 und #17), die für jeden, der Musik liebt, eine Beleidigung ist, hab ich beschlossen, einen Monat lang zu schweigen! Und die Überdosis der damit verbundenen Zeitgeisttoleranz in aller Demut über mich ergehen zu lassen.
Der ...


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to blog or not to blog # 21, 15.04.2015

Was Jazzkeller und das Heavy-Metal-Festival Wacken so alles gemeinsam haben!

Als Frank Zappa 1973 in seinem Be Bop-Tango verkündete, „Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny“, hatte er die Lacher auf seiner Seite. Wenn man sein Werk allerdings aus heutiger Sicht betrachtet, dann kommt einem vieles seltsam abgestanden ...


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to blog or not to blog # 20, 01.04.2015

 

Der Amadeus und seine acht Großartigkeiten!
Böse, aber statistisch richtige Gedanken zum Amadeus 2015!

Die beste Nachricht zuerst: Mozart nannte sich selbst meist Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, deswegen kann er glücklicherweise nicht in Zusammenhang mit folgendem Preis gebracht werden: „Die Amadeus Austrian Music Awards sind der wichtigste österreichische ...


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Press

Line Up

Ingrid Oberkanins

Percussion

Fabian Rucker

Reeds (gone too far)

Mario Rom

Trumpet (my poet's love)

mathias rüegg

Producer & Piano

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The Stowaway

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Diamonds & Pearls

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Road of no return

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Grey old man

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At others stare, but not at me

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The numbers and the dates

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Bye Bye Blackbird

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I'm Beginning To See The Light

Let Her Sing

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Angel Eyes

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Them There Eyes

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I Tripped On Almost Every Stone

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At Others Stare But Not At Me

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You Will Not Hear Me Leaving

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Road Of No Return

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My Faithful Walking Staff

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IPK

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I Was Doing All Right

Let Her Sing

Don't Explain

The Better Ones - my poet's love

Earnest Hour - my poet's love

Seven Pages of Loneliness - my poet's love

Where Begins the Night? - my poet's love

Follow My Teardrops - gone too far

The Numbers And The Dates - gone too far

Ghost Light's Game - live at Rotfarb (CH)

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