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Masha Qrella

Masha Qrella
Foto: Kerstin Anders


biography

1994/`95 starts bands Mina and Contriva founded. First concerts in Berlin amongst others. At the same time collaborations with other projects and artists like Spirax, Jeff Tarlton and David Hull
`95 begins studies of Russian, German and Spanish at Humboldt university, Berlin
`96 records tape „Vacation“ (Mina) and the „Zimt“ ep (Contriva). Lok Musik is established to release these recordings.
`97/`98 connected to the activities of Galerie Berlin-Tokyo, Mina especially plays a lot of shows, among others in Paris and Amsterdam. Records eps „Mina“ and „Introduce Me To someone Really Cool“ for Lok Musik in collaboration with Joe Tabu.
`99 releases Mina’s debut album „Kryptonite“. Thanks to a good response by the press, even in England, Mina tours Europe from Italia to Ireland as headliner as well as supporting bands like Die Sterne, The Notwist and Calexico.
Jan 2000 releases Contriva’s debut album „Tell Me When“ (Monika Enterprise). Their series of ep’s on Lok Musik build a solid fan base. The tour supporting the album starts in february.
Apr/May `00 Mina start recording their second album at Electric Avenue Studios, Hamburg with producer Tobias Levin.
Summer `00 Mina plays the Benicassim festival in Spain.
Sept`00-Feb`01 studies for half a year at Complutense university, Madrid
Summer `01 intermediate examination at Humboldt University, Berlin
Summer `01 releases „A + B“, Mina’s second album (on Bungalow). Stereolab invites Mina to support them on their European tour. The band headlines a tour in september and october.
Dec `01 The band tours France with Stereo Total.
Dec `01 first recording session for Contriva’s second album.
Feb `02 produces debut album of the band Sitcom Warriors (released in jan `03) in collaboration with Norman Nitzsche
Jan - Juni `02 works on solo album „Luck“
Aug/Sept`02 second recording session for Contriva’s new album.
Sept `02 releases „Luck“ on Monika Enterprise.
Oct`02 solo tour with her friends of Komëit.
Apr`03 supports Calexico on their European tour.
`03 one off shows all over Europe supporting her solo album. Expands Studio Kurella she runs with Norman Nitzsche. Establishes another band called NMFarner.
Sept./Oct. `03 writes and produces film score for the german movie „Kleinruppin Forever“ (Senator). O.S.T. released on V“ in sept `04.
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Feb/March `04 records and produces NMFarner’s debut album in their own studio.
Oct `04 NMFarner releases „Die Stadt“ on Labels Germany.
Sept/Oct `04 final recordings and mixing songs from her second solo album „Unsolved Remained“ in collaaboration with Norman Nitzsche.
Jan `05 NMFarner tours supporting their album.
March `05 releases “Unsolved Remained” on Morr Music.



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