Sibylle Baier. colour green.

The poetry of this story.

Nighttime. There is a young woman, a model/actress*, playing an acoustic guitar and singing close to a reel to reel tape recorder. She is doing it quietly, she does not want to bother her husband and her little son that are sleeping in the other room.

She started writing songs after a trip with a friend. from Strasbourg to Genoa. No one outside her circle of family and friends was supposed to listen to them. And things stayed like that for more than 30 years until her son gave a copy of those recordings to J Mascis.

2006. Orange Twin, an indie record label, puts out “Colour Green”, a selection of those recordings.

14 songs.

Again: Sybille, her soft voice, her everyday stories of undisturbed innocence, an acoustic guitar played the way L. Cohen used to, that room and the quiet night.

Songwriting at its purest.

*you can see her in Wim Wender’s “Alice in the Cities” (1974)