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Maria GoJa – Between Worlds
Maria GoJa is a Vocalist, Composer and Producer from Berlin. After learning classical singing, piano and violin in early years, she continued her musical journey as a solo singer for chanson, musical, Jazz and Popmusic. Connected to her classical roots, GoJas music is characterisitic for the contrast between delicate and rough, crossing of genre borders and sense for transparency, atmosphere and minimalism. To challenge her musical comfort zone with different sound worlds, GoJa studied music from various countries.
Following her interest in various musical environments, she studied Musicethnology at University, focussing on the human voice in different musical cultures. Amongst others she learned with Indian Singer Ashish Sankrityayan, studied Mongolian singing styles, South Korean shamanism and African music. Connecting cultures through the medium music is a characteristic of her projects since then. Intense intercultural experiences inspired her to compose the soundtrack albums of the theater pieces “Sometimes at Night" and "MissFire.“
Maria GoJa made her first steps on stage singing Chanson, Jazz and her own songs. In 2003 she became Soloist for Berliner Solistenchor, later for the experimental Electro-Acoustic Pop-Duo Once I had a Pony with Andreas Hirche. In 2010 she joined the vocal trio Seven Seasons. Since 2013 she is also Solosinger for Tanger Trio & Ensemble Mondaine and background singer for Gemma Ray. Over the years she developed techniques that allow her to move freely between different singing styles including classical, popmusic and experimental music.
She released to Albums based on Soundtracks for theater plays she composed. Currently GoJa is working on her first Solo Album. Her single Uncertainty released in 2016 is the first song of this new project.
Concerts with notable artists in Germany, Switzerland, Israel and San Fransicso at Berliner Ensemble, Konzerthaus, Nikolaisaal Potsdam, Imperial/Admiralspalast, Columbia-Club, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Songtage Magdeburg, Die Wabe, Artenschutztheater, Schokoladen Mitte, Kaffee Burger, B-Flat, Die Glocke, Stramu Würzburg ... and many others
Since 2000 performances for and with: ARD, Sat 1, Pro 7, ZDF, DW, Herbstfilm, X-Filme, Kulturradio, Radio Bremen, SFB Radio, Triad Expo 2010, Leucorea Stiftung, Frauenhofer Institut, Guardini Stiftung, Haus Wäckerling Zürich, Pacific Institut San Francisco, Picnicrecords, The Box Collective, Pret A Diner, StageDiven!
Soundtracks for Theater and Film
Waiting for Giddo - Children of Light, filmmusic, shortfilm / AOBStudio 2015
Disconnections, filmmusic, shortfilm / AOBStudio 2015
I am that, filmmusic, shortfilm / AOBStudio 2014
MissFire, composer, theaterproduction, Theaterfestival of Acre, Arab-Hebrew Theater Tel Aviv / Shredy Jabarin 2014
Sometimes at Night, composer, musical director and performer, theaterproduction / The Box Collective 2013
Berlin Shopper App, commercial >> youtube.com / 2013
Musicvideos and album releases
So What?! / 2016
MissFire album release / 2014
Crying Dogs musicvideo release / 2014
Kali musicvideo release / 2013
Sometimes at Night album soundtrack release / 2013
Radio, TV and Movie
Backing Vocals for Gemma Ray / DW TV 2014
Interview DeutschlandRadio broacast / Schönsprech 2012
Vocalist for Movie Drei / Tom Tykwer, X-Filme 2011
Radio Bremen with song Carry Your Load / 2010
Studio Recording for Blue Planet and Under One Roof / Triad Berlin Expo 2010
Vocalist for Movie Deutschland 09 / Wolfgang Becker 2009
Backing vocals for Blue, Yvonne Catterfeld and others / TV 2007
LIVE SHOWS & TV