This album, "Heartaches and Other Pleasures", was released in 2005. The songs on the CD (as the title already hints) are about love, life, relationships - about the different facets like falling in love, disappointment, anger, sadness, letting go and being at peace - and loving again.
Ute has used the songs as her way to process her own experiences. She surprises with her honesty and her sense of humor that are reflected in these songs. The CD is for everyone who is experiencing a hurtful break-up and wants to work through, and for those who have been through this in the past and have some 'leftover' feelings...
Ute Bonn, also known as Voicedancer, was born and raised in Germany and lives in the US since 1992.
Raised in a musical family, she was exposed to and explored music from a very early age. Growing up, classical and church choir music became her first musical exposure.
She remembers singing herself to sleep every night, making up melodies and words on the spot, not knowing what a rare talent she had.
In 2002 her own songs started to manifest. She has written over 50 songs since and started recording in 2003.
Ute is a songwriter, a recording and performing A Cappella artist. She created her own style of music, a uniqueness that colors each song. Her vocal range is from high to low and all in between, which she uses, to make her songs come to life.
Using multi-tracks on her albums to create a rich and engaging sound - all one voice, she uses the looping technique to multiply her voice during her stage-performance.
"Listening to Ute Bonn sing I was transported to deep inner realms, as well as lifted into places of spirited laughter. Her voice is a kaleidoscope of textures and tones, and with her talent for creating vocal rhythms, she is a one-woman orchestra. Writing all her own music, Ute is adept at singing moving ballads, improvising with her self-looping percussive vocals, and creating sweet, layered harmonies. Ute fills the stage with grace and warmth. Ute's concerts are her special gift to healing the world through music."