Europe Here & Now: Sofia Jernberg

Europe Here & Now: Sofia Jernberg

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 8.30pm

Sofia Jernberg One Pitch: Birds for distortion and mouth synthesizers (2016)
Georges Aperghis Récitations (1978): (Excepts)
Jennifer Walshe TBA

Sofia Jernberg, born in Ethiopia and raised in Vietnam and Sweden, is an exceptional singer/voice artist and composer whose work pushes the pushes the sonic possibilities of the most human instrument – the voice.

She studied jazz and composition in Sweden and lives and works in Stockholm. Her work focuses on unconventional techniques and sounds such as non-verbal vocalisation, split tones, toneless singing and distortion. Music theatre and contemporary opera play an important role in Jernberg’s artistic work. She participated in performances of Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot lunaire in 2010 and Salvatore Sciarrino’s Lohengrin in 2014 by the Swedish ensemble Norrbotten NEO and embodied roles specifically written for her in new works such as Folie à Deux by Emily Hall and UR_ by Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

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Published by nationalconcerthall on 1 August 2023

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