Ninca Leece's biography

Brazil, China, Poland, Finland, Japan, Russia, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy: Ninca Leece has certainly gone the distance to bring her very own interpretation of contemporary electronic pop music to the people. And it goes something like this: musically socialized through early New Order and My Bloody Valentine, Ninca conjures up immortal melodies out of experimental electronic dance, aided by her box of tricks (her \"laboratory\", as she calls it). She flirts dreamily with synth pop, mixing the whole thing up with a sprinkling of noise, analogue instruments and field recordings. \"While the record has its roots in an icy, north-European aesthetic, Leece\'s vocals add a warmth that elevates these tracks from nightclub back room to crossover pop material.\"

She modestly describes her first album, ‘There is no one else when I lay down and dream,’ released on Bureau B in 2010 as \"a collection of my experiments in sound and emotions, lots of funny little things, broken hearted sounds and melodies. It\'s about glitchiness, quirkiness, sexiness.\"

Ninca Leece spent her youth in Rennes, France before, on coming of age, moving to Holland. Rotterdam & Amsterdam, to be precise, where she studied music production and singing. \"She eventually wound up in Berlin, a city whose imprint is indelibly registered on Leece’s music: you’ll find the glitchy bounce of the micro-house so prevalent in the area, but also remnants of the turn of the century marriage of indie rock and electronic sensibilities.\" Since then, she has toured the globe as musician, composer, singer and producer, resolutely defending her musical independence, which is so important to her.

Her concept evolves musically and aesthetically as she intertwines her love for analogue instruments with toy keyboards, percussions. Her show is based upon a visual interaction with her music whenever it is possible – a lush audio-visual affair led by her own endearing vocals.

Her ep \'Feed me rainbows\' was released on thesongsays in spring 2010 with amazing reviews all around.

Her collaboration with Bruno Pronsato (Public Lover), has many critics and fans grasping for more. The duo has released two singles - \'Musique d\'Hiver pour l\'Eté on thesongsays and \'Naked figures\' on Telegraph records in 2011, and they finally released their first opus \'A broken Shape of you\' in February 2012, which was warmly welcomed by critics (the album received the prestigious Télérama 4 keys in France). Their style immediately struck a chord, with their song \"I Try\" landing in Resident Advisor\'s top tracks of the year. The duo has since played live around the world, from Warehouse 702 in Tokyo to Seattle’s Decibel festival.

She wrote the score for \'Breaking Horizons\' (\'Am Himmel der Tag\' – directed by Pola Beck), which has been invited by many international Film festivals and won many prices (Zürich International film festival price for best German movie / Hessischer Filmpreis 2013 for best movie etc).

She is currently finishing on her second album.

She was recently commissioned to work on the sound for a video installation for Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin starting on the 30th of September 2016.

   

Ninca Leece Discography 

 Album  

There is no one else when I lay down and dream
Bureau B BB44 2010

Eps 

On top of the World Bureau B 2010

Feed me rainbows thesongsays SONG03 2010

  

Discography mit Public Lover

Album:

A Broken Shape Of You thesongsays SONG07 2012

Eps

Naked Figures tel40 2010 

Musique D\'Hiver Pour \\\'Eté SONG04 2010


Soundtrack

2015

Treu (Short) Dir: Pola Beck

2012

Breaking Horizons (Am Himmel der Tag) (Feature film) Dir: Pola Beck 

2010

Home Stories (Short Documentary) Dir: Juan Sarmiento G. 

2008

What is a dream? (Short Film) Dir: Juan Sarmiento G. 

Mea Culpa (Short Film) Dir: Juan Sarmiento G. 

Inside You (Short Film) Dir: Pola Beck  


Other commissioned work/Installation

2016

Music/sound for an installation during the exhibition ultra+. gestaltung schafft wissen.

(Martin Gropius Bau Museum. Berlin)