SAD SONGS FOR HAPPY PEOPLE
Musical stories about melancholy and passion, homesickness and nostalgia, love and desire, boundless joy and the endless longing for freedom. Feelings like melancholy, home-sickness and nostalgia are central themes in the carefully selected repertoire of songs written by songwriters like Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Silje Nergaard, and Tom Waits.
Katja Maria voice & piano (+ cellist)
HEMMET I MITT HJÄRTA (The Home In My Heart)
I am currently composing songs to poetry and lyrics written by Nina Plogman. The songs are a tribute to my Fenno-Swedish roots and the countryside of Central Ostrobothnia where I grew up.
KATJA MARIA & THOMAS BÖTTCHER DUO
I have been collaborating with Cologne-based German pianist, arranger and composer Thomas Böttcher since 2012. On some occasions, we are joined on stage by Finnish cellist Jani Metso.