Copenhagen based singer and musician Hannah Schneider creates melancholic and cinematic alternative pop, skillfully crafted with a fascination with electronic sounds and ambient nordic landscapes. Hannah is inspired by her environment - the sounds surrounding her - and incorporates a diversity of instrumentation and timbre to her music, adding a unique dimension to the expertly constructed tunes. Her music is imbued with themes of melancholia and loneliness that are conveyed with an engaging charisma in her voice, instrumentation and arrangements. All of this is apparent in her live performances, with an added visual dimension, as she samples, loops, sings and plays all kinds of intriguing instrumentation. As a daughter to two classical musicians, she incorporates the instrumentation from her past in her skilfull arrangements and engaging sonic landscapes.
Hannah signed to Sony Music in 2009 and subsequently released two full-length albums - a self-titled debut in 2009 and 2012's "Me vs I".
In 2014, her third album Red Lines was released on Mermaid / Sony and UK label Lojinx.
She has been nominated for several music prizes in Denmark, as well as performed all over Europe and the USA, including festivals like CMJ (NYC), Roskilde Festival (DK), Nordklang (CH) and Spot Festival. Through her career, she has established herself as one of the strong voices in Denmark, her music being ever present on radio as well as being used on films, TV and for some of the countrys main theatre stages.
Since 2016, Hannah has been one half of the electronic duo AyOwA. With a certain universal and dreaming approach, this band combines noise pop with vapor wave, and melodies with improvisation, in an evocative and playful mix. AyOwA has received airplay on BBC1, BBC6, Radio X and Apple Music Beats 1, as well as Danish Radio P3 and P6. AyOwA was also selected as one of “5 to Watch” in 2017 by Nordic blog and showcase JaJaJa. AyOwA has been featured in Wonderland Magazine, Line of Best Fit, The Clash, Noisey, Vice, The Independent (UK) and Huffington Post (US), and marks the case of a Danish speaking band with airplay and interest abroad.
Hannah has been featured as a vocalist in numerous collaborations, latest on the two seasons of the international nordic TV series Ride Upon the Storm, as well as a soloist with Danish symphony orchestra Copenhagen Phil. She is also one part of the performance duo Philip | Schneider with fellow labelmate Josephine Philip, where they create seductive spatial voice compositions that engage the body, ears, and mind. Their works both draw threads to their common background in popular music, and modern compositional music and performance art. Basing their practise on the voice, they explore the boundaries between the world of music and art.
Curator for Nordic Music Day's Opening Concert in Copenhagen 2015 in the Kings Lapidary, featuring artists such as Biosphere, Andreas Tilliander and Teitur.
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