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Jenny Hval and Susanna Wallumrød announce collaborative album

By | Published on Monday 7 July 2014

Jenny Hval & Susanna

Norwegian musicians Jenny Hval and Susanna Wallumrød have announced the release of a new collaborative album, titled ‘Meshes Of Voice’.

With roots apparently traceable back to an exchange of letters in 2009, the two critically acclaimed singer-songwriters worked their way up to a pair of live performances later the same year. The first was at the Oslo Jazz Festival, and the second, where the album was recorded, took place at the Henie Onstad Art Centre, also in the Norwegian capital.

A key influence on the duo’s music was apparently Maya Deren’s surrealist 1943 film, ‘Meshes Of The Afternoon’, while Hval also states that “mythical animals were a big inspiration”.

Wallumrød adds: “We looked at Medusa, Athena and Harpy as examples of depictions of woman – the ugly, the goddess-like, the gruesome”.

The record will be released through Wallumrød’s SusannaSonata label on 18 Aug. Have a listen to one of the album’s track, ‘I Have Walked This Body’, here: