Lea M. Niemann (LEA_M) is a composer, musician, music producer and visual artist/illustrator from Berlin.

Short Bio / References:
– Since 2010: Live-performances as LEA_M in Europe and Latin-America
– Degree as a composer at the DeutschePOP, Berlin 2017
– Founder of the underscore_studio, Berlin 2017
– Initiation of event series at the underscore_salon, Berlin 2017-19
– Recording and producing audiobooks with Mako H. as the art collective Karou_Krew with focus on queer literature, Berlin 2017
– Co-created music for Julek Kreutzer’s dance performance ‘Entenübersetzung’, Berlin DE 2018
– Since 2020: co-direction of the N+N GbR- build, archive, curate, compose, illustrate
– Production and mastering of Podcasts for the A.PART-Festval, Berlin DE 2020/21
– Since 2020: Guitar, Bass and Backing Vocals in the band Malina Malina

Selection of events Lea perfromed at:
– Secretos + La Chatte, San Ramón CR 2011
– Karneval der Kulturen, Berlin DE 2013
– 48h Neukölln, Berlin DE 2014
– Barkett, Berlin DE 2018
– Rua das pretas, Lisbon PT 2018
– SilverDisc Record Store, Berlin DE 2019
– New Yorck Bethanien, Berlin DE 2020
– Signals Festival (with Malina Malina), Berlin DE 2020
– Chmury (with Malina Malina), Warsaw PL 2021
– HofFestSpiele Expedition Metropolis, Berlin DE 2021
– Sound der Vielen at ZLB, Berlin DE 2021

About LEA_M’s Music:

In her compositions, LEA_M combines Bossa Nova, Latin and African rhythms and connects diverse styles and techniques from different culture areas and languages.
Her lyrics and musical moods evolve from the untranslatable Portuguese word for solitude, melancholy, longing, and wanderlust: saudade.

Growing up in an artistic and musical home she plays various instruments, such as the classical Spanish guitar, Bass, percussion, jazz-guitar etc. and performed in various constellations such as Jazz-combos or acoustic bands.

In 2010/2011 she traveled Latin America. In Buenos Aires, she studied the local Latin American music styles and participated in the Costa Rican music scene playing in bars and open mic sessions. Back in Europe, she recorded her first 2 demo-concept-tapes Al Mar (recorded in Berlin) and Mi Ciudad (recorded in Lisbon).
In 2015 she released the album A Casa.

She got her degree as a composer in 2017 and opened the underscore_studio, in which she composed, recorded and porduced the album Meu Jardim and in February 2020 her third album So/Nido.

Since 2020 she is part of the trio Malina Malina together with Maja Olenderek and Michelangelo Contini.