presented by New Dutch Music

The Song by Lex Empress

The Song by Lex Empress

credit: Karen Steenwinkel

One of the improvised Songs

Lex Empress is a master of improvisation who aims to empower people to live their fullest potential through her performance. Using her kaleidoscopic array of skills, a seemingly limitless imagination and a touch of magic, she is the only person in the world that interactively weaves lyrics, melodies and chords into coherent stories and whole compositions on the spot. All the songs are completely improvised, sound like radio songs and she can deliver them in seven languages! Blessed with a 4 octave vocal range and an angelic voice, she sings on festival stages and at intimate gatherings, where her ability to tune in with the crowd leaves people both floored and deeply inspired. All this comes with some great profundity yet with a sense of whimsy and fun too. The basic idea: a life improvised, is a life well lived and demystifies creation as being exclusive and complicated.
Lex performs with amazing musicians from all over the world, who also improvise everything they play and she mostly meets just before a show. Lex Empress is a fascinating artist that defy any category or description, always congenially accessible yet never failing to mesmerise the listener. A must hear!

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Subgenre: Freestyle
Event Type: Showcase