Stereochemistry is a one woman music project by Karla Hajman – aka Miss Stereochemistry, an ex scientist who left her doctoral studies in Experimental Audiology to approach the listener’s ears from a totally different perspective.
Originally from Belgrade, former Yugoslavia, Karla started making music as a kid, influenced by her father who was also a musician.
During her university years in Italy, Karla founded Stereochemistry, choosing a name that would represent both as a musician and a scientist. After the release of her first demo album, entitled “Love inside” (2005), Stereochemistry moved to Stockholm, Sweden, in order to dedicate herself to both of her passions, starting a PhD in Experimental Audiology at Karolinska Institutet.
But a lab couldn’t contain everything of this gypsy miss. Used to a more adventurous life of a globetrotter around Europe, Karla traded off the lab coat for a cabaret outfit and moved to Barcelona, Spain, where she first performed as a street musician. And, as the fortune guards the brave&mad, her adventure trip hasn’t stopped ever since! Stereochemistry’s original stage presence has struck many ears and hearts across the globe. Characterized by self-ironic & sincere life stories, weaved into a theatrical performance and trademarked by the original costumes & outfits, Stereochemistry’s music & cabaret show certainly won’t leave anybody indifferent. In September 2010, Stereochemistry released her first live/studio album called “Vagabond Cabaret”. Recorded in Istanbul, “Vagabond Cabaret” is a collection of Stereochemistry’s travel experiences and curious little life stories. A year-long tour that followed, took Karla and her music across 9 European countries.
Two singles, “Cotton Candy Love” (2010) and “Shut Up and Fuck Me” (2011) were released while on the road. After 344 days spent in a suitcase, Stereochemistry is now based mostly in Berlin, where she has recently published her second album entitled “The Archive Box”.
“The Archive Box” is more then an album, though, it is a part of the homonymous conceptual art concept, where the physical and digital release are distinct, yet interactive and interconnected:
- the physical release is limited to 50+2 hand crafted interactive boxes for archiving all those things that find no other place in our lives. The boxes come supplied with some initial memories and analog interactive games, besides the music;
- the digital release included the partial opening of the box once a month: one song was released and set free for digital download, together with its fairytale and an animation video (available on Stereochemistrymusic.com, Soundcloud, Revebrnation, Myspace, etc..).
Click here to learn more about The Archive Box project.
Being a notorious workaholic, Stereochemistry is now working on a several new projects which will hit your ears and eyes in the following months, so stay tuned.
Among which... the "SWEEP" ALBUM, which will hit your ears on December 21st 2012!