Inspired by pop luminaries like Kate Bush and Laurie Anderson, the Norwegian singer-songwriter has carved out her own and unique space on the boundary of contemporary pop and avant-garde music. Multidisciplinary and transgressive by nature, her polyphonic artistry is seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Combining elements of electronic music, jazz, rock and pop, Hval’s sound shifts from project to project. What brings all her output together — either individually or in collaboration with peers like Håvard Volden and Susanna Wallumrød — is a literary and intertextual depth to her finely crafted, dreamlike music.
Jenny Hval performs on Saturday 9 April.