"Fiora is one of the most talented artists I've ever worked with. I can't tell you how many goosebumps I get when I hear her voice. Just awesome!!! I think it's just a question of time before she rocks every mainstage, radio station, tv station..." MOGUAI
Having established herself as a feature artist on releases with Moguai, Armin van Buuren, and Erick Morillo, ‘Blue Muse' marks Fiora's first solo effort within the realm of electronic music. With the lead track ‘We Become' setting the tone for the album, and collaborations with Moguai ‘Bar Twenty Five' and Robot Koch ‘Dreams Of You,' revealing other aspects of Fiora's sound, the overall production styles on this EP range from house to trip-hop. It's all in Fiora's ‘own voice,' as her rhythmic poetry and orchestral soundscapes draw together and define the sound.
Born in Tasmania, Australia, Fiora was classically trained in violin and singing, and after studying voice at the Queensland Conservatorium she made her professional debut as both an Opera singer and as a soloist with Orchestra before deciding to write music full-time. After winning Triple J's national Remix competition with her orchestral/drum‘n'bass version of ‘Shudder' (Superjesus) Fiora was signed to an international publishing deal with Universal, writing for Apocalyptica (Broken Pieces) and Robert Miles. Garnering a fast growing reputation in Berlin with underground successes such as: ‘Show me a Reason' (Denis the Menace), top dance producers and DJs from all corners of the globe began to seek her out for collaborations, and with support from a substantial online following (45,000+ Facebook fans), 2011 is so far a great year for Fiora.
Upcoming releases include:
‘Mau5trap' with Moguai (Oxygen)
‘Get Physical' with Audiofly (6 degrees)
About Fiora... by Paul Hankinson
Fiora has a voice that can make grown men cry, dogs howl, cats spontaneously combust and whales way out in the Atlantic - change direction.
She does lots of things, Fiora - and she does them all really well. Some people don't understand that.
Fiora is a pop singer, songwriter, classical singer and orchestral composer all in one - and that shouldn't really be legal.
And the thing about her music is: it doesn't just exist from the neck up. Nor is it just in your feet. There is a lot of mind-music without soul, and a lot of body-music which is kind of heartless. In Fiora's music there is a mind - body - soul balance. - A balance between emotion and reason. But you still want to dance. And that's rare.
Fiora likes her magic wand and glow in the dark frisbee. She is always impressed by the makers in any art form. She can sew pillow cases and knit scarves. She can sit in front of the heater til her jacket catches fire. She likes origami but she can only fold three things. She wants to be able to breakdance. She does believe in a kind of magic. But above all music is her language.
And in music she does want to inject magic into people's lives - to pull them into that world. It's the child inside - the wisdom of the child inside, an unending hope for the beautiful possibilities.
It's the wildness. Rugged and open and imperfect. It's the motion - the inevitable nature of time. There's not this cool thing. There's no rules - it's all instinct. An alchemy. Searching for the swept away thing - Sound waves to wash you off your feet... wash you away...
Having established herself as a feature artist on releases with Moguai, Armin van Buuren, and Erick Morillo, 'Blue Muse' marks Fiora's first solo effort within the realm of electronic music. With the lead track 'We Become' setting the tone for the album, and collaborations with Moguai 'Bar Twenty Five' and Robot Koch 'Dreams Of You,' revealing other aspects of Fiora's sound, the overall production styles on this EP range from house to trip-hop. It's all in Fiora's 'own voice,' as her rhythmic poetry and orchestral soundscapes draw together and define the sound.
5 New 'ON' this week 47 Total
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Before Fiora (Cutler) started her career in electronic music she was once a violinist in the Queensland Orchestra. She was trained in classical singing and violin. Her first professionl debut was in opera with the Opera Queensland. Fiora became frustrated with the world of classical music and began writing her own music.