From: Vienna, Austria
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Lulu Schmidt is a one-woman-orchestra who uses a iwide range of instruments: vocals, piano, violin, electronic, and interactive sensors and wearable technology. She always creates contrasts; musically, textually, and through the choice of production methods. Lulu Schmidt builds musical bridges from classical to electronic and pop, to shredding noise. This is music which creates a cathartic state of intoxication and a desire to dance. Her unification of many styles and influences explains why Lulu is not only on the radio and performing in clubs, but also appearing in museums and artistic contexts. She loves to play with roles, break them, and bring them to the stage as a “one woman show”; with a mixture of performance art, casual music, and a lot of talent. From the very beginning of her career, she has drawn upon her education in Fine Arts (Masters student under Rebecca Horn), to develop a comprehensive live concept which integrates lighting, stage design, and costume.
In her frequent public appearances, Lulu Schmidt plays every instrument herself. She is known for her shrill conceptual stagings, which focus on the themes of transformation and identity. In the sensationally funny and scurrilous video for “Fire”, she lives out the joy of the eccentric. Body image, gender, and the “star cult” are deconstructed in an entertaining way. She flirts with the inner turmoil that we all feel as we search for the “perfect version” of ourselves. She conjures up on stage the shimmering glamor of the magical, which we glimpse whilst searching for our ideal self image. At the same time, she reveals the fragility of our inevitable failure to reach this perfection.