SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Hannah Cohen, Roter Salon, 8pm
It’s been done many times: actresses or models will find success within their niches–and perhaps it’s at the urging of their agents, or maybe just the potency of being famous gets to their heads, but many then attempt to crossover into other artistic fields.
One only needs to think of the past decade, when the lowest-common denominator of celebrities like Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton attempted to leave their contained Hollywood worlds and enter the musical realm. The result? Disastrous, proving that (subjective) beauty doesn’t always translate into creative prowess.
But if there is any exception to the rule, perhaps Hannah Cohen is it. Born into a community that nurtured artistic expression, she first found her way in the world as a model, posing for renowned New York photographers, something which eventually inspired her enough to pursue a career on the other side of the camera.
And it didn’t end there. After introducing her music – songs written in private, spare moments – to others, she was encouraged to put it out. And so in April of this year, “Child Bride” was released: a delicately melancholic debut by a Californian with the voice – as well as the face – of an angel. Natalye Childress
Roter Salon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10178 Berlin; 030 41 71 75 12; U: Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz; €16,10.