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SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN
IN SIMPLICITY WE FIND THE BEAUTY, BECAUSE THE EYE CAN REST! WHEN THE EYE IS ABLE TO REST, THE SOUL CAN REST!
KRIS SCHIRMER 2009/10/14
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- THE VOICE OF THE UNIVERSE! one of the most fascinating as well as provocative artists you ll find on earth
Birth name Catharina Hagen
Born 11 March 1955 (1955-03-11) (age 55)
Origin East Berlin, German Democratic Republic
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1971 – present
Labels Columbia Records
Associated acts Automobil
The Nina Hagen Band
Hagen was born as Catharina Hagen in the former East Berlin, East Germany, the daughter of Hans Hagen (also known as Hans Oliva), a scriptwriter, and Eva-Maria Hagen, an actress and singer. Her paternal grandfather died in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp (one of her great-grandparents was Jewish). Her parents divorced when she was two years old, and growing up she saw her father infrequently. At age four, she began to study ballet, and was considered an opera prodigy by the time she was nine.
When Hagen was 11, her mother married Wolf Biermann, an anti-establishment singer-songwriter. Biermann's political views influenced young Hagen: she was "dishonourably discharged" from the Free German Youth group at age twelve, and became active in political protests against the East German government.
Hagen left school at age sixteen, and joined the cover band Fritzens Dampferband (Fritzen's Steamboat Band, together with Achim Mentzel and others). She added songs by Janis Joplin and Tina Turner to the "allowable" set lists during shows.
From 1972-73, Hagen enrolled in the crash-course performance program at The Central Studio for Light Music in East Berlin. Upon graduation, formed the band Automobil.