The Parisian promises songs that represent her in some way
A FREQUENT visitor to Auroville, Juliette Katz plans to record a new song, film a short documentary and present concerts in Chennai and Pondicherry this time. The beautiful French singer confesses that she loves to “live in the moment” and does not have a long-term strategy. “All of my songs represent me in some way. I am very spontaneous and don’t really think about what’s coming next,” says the 20-something artiste and part-time model, who has recently acted in a comedy by Romain Goupil, scheduled for next spring. Having lived in Auroville at the age of 10, she says experiences like going to school barefoot and surviving without electricity for a few days have had a positive effect on her, teaching her that there are many paths to happiness. Often compared to Engligh singer-songwriter Adele, even if their styles are very different, Katz’s lyrics are optimistic, with a sense of humour. She is equally comfortable with pop and soul, and has a soothing voice. And she enjoys experiments like the ‘apartment tours’ that see her performing at an apartment for half an hour, in front of a small audience. “I enjoy the rapport stemming from this intimate setting, though I also find it very intimidating!” she admits. That said, it is the ‘real’ interactions in India that she treasures the most.
August 14, 7.30 pm, at Alliance Francaise.