“Exuberant joie de vivre”, “melodic grandeur”, “rapturous arrangements and a fantastic production” is how Rolling Stone magazine attests to Charlotte Brandi’s solo debut album. “The Magician” leaves no doubt that Charlotte Brandi has left “Me and My Drummer” behind and is wandering down new musical paths: the album borrows from the film music of Ennio Morricone or the Krautrock soundscapes of Popol Vuh, but also draws inspiration from Eastern European music. Charlotte Brandi associates at least three things with Bertolt Brecht: Berlin as his adopted home, a soft spot for theatre and Augsburg. She wrote the music for the successful “Und jetzt die Welt!” (And now the world!) production at the Staatstheater Augsburg in 2019. Brandi is recording an exclusive session at Augsburg’s “Brechtstudios” for the digital edition of the Brecht Festival.