First 2019 show is a Lost Girls (@lgrls ) extravaganza happening this Saturday - at the one and only @allearsfestival, and with extra(vagant) band member @jennybergermyhre ! It will be weird, and I’m not really sure if we will be «playing a show» (what is it to «play a show»?) but we will present something that is made with love (and it won’t be a cake). A Lost Girls Show!
PARADISE ROT, my debut novel, is out today, IN ENGLISH, thanks to the excellent Verso Books! It was first published in Norwegian in 2009, and finally it has been translated. Go get it at your local bookshop, or at your favourite online bookstore... And catch me here at these events (events listed on my page but here they are anyway!) in the next couple of weeks... I'll be doing a lot of reading, rotting and talking 🍎🍄🥀🥀🍂🌙 US EVENTS October 8 @ MOON PALACE, Minneapolis October 12 @ POWERHOUSE Arena, NYC (in conversation w/ Chelsea Hogue) October 13 @ MoMA PS1, NYC (in conversation w/ Brandon Stosuy) UK EVENTS October 22 @ Somerset House Studios, London (w/ Anna Wood / The Quietus) October 23 @ London Review Bookshop, London (w/ Laura Snapes) October 24 @ Rough Trade Bristol (w/ Kezia Cochrane) October 25 @ Bluecoat, Liverpool
Last week I was part of a very special project with this amazing group of people - a Joni Mitchell tribute concert for @oslojazz . This is not something I have done before, and I didn’t grow up listening to Mitchell’s music either, but I am so happy I got to experience it. The project was not just about playing fantastic music with fantastic musicians, but about creating a collaborative, positive and inclusive space. When each of us weren’t playing during the show, we were gathered on a couch on stage to listen to the others and to still be part of the group. It was very touching to get to do this on the huge stage in the Norwegian opera house. Big ❤️ to band leader Anja Lauvdal and her thoughts about music as community, dialogue and empathy. Also big 💛🧡 to all of these people, who combined have endless amounts of creative spirit and are true gems of the local (and interstellar) music scene. @susannamagical @fridaannevik @heida.karine @wintherchristian @sondrelerche @magnusskavhaugnergaard @roheytaalah @hannapaulsberg @torztein @hanshulbaekmo
Also the video for Spells is out! If you’ve dreamt (or slept) of watching me, and a bunch of amazing people, dance, here is your chance. Directed by the ☀️ @constancetenvik and this amazing cast and crew: 🎥Film photographer: Johan Kuurne Steadicam operator: Stig Indrebø 1st AC: Jonathan Bevan Lighting: Lisa Stai, Bjørn Philip Curtis, Odin X Producer: Sanna Groven Art director: Constance Tenvik Editing: Constance Tenvik Grading: Johan Kuurne 👑 Costumes: Admir Batlak Constance Tenvik 🌠 Starring: Jenny Hval Renate Reinsve Orfee Schuijt Benedicte Bølling Rhea Dall Inti Wang Bjørnar Pedersen Saga Bernadida Jacob Steinmo Vegar Bjørnshagen Julie Askildsen Hanna Vaksvik Skarstad Eirik Traavik Nesheim Marianne Tenvik Jon Erling Tenvik Johanne Thurmann-Moe Maiken Riis Eiliertsen Matilde Sem Kvernevik Håkon Schia Embla Eide Ronja Perez Jenni Yang Fredrik Austad Sara Moland Cleo Ramstad 💒 Location: Gamle Logen (Kristian Thornblad-Engbakken) Oslo Militœre Samfund (Ann Mari Wang-Johannesen) 😎 Sunglasses: Gregersen Optikk (Bygdøy Alle) 🦁 Wigs: Westerdals 🍿 Catering: Scandic Hotel Vulkan Kiwi Bygdøy alle 🥋 Slippers and sheets: Thon Hotel Opera 🍭 Candy: Dropsen Østbanehallen Lucky Lips TGR Yummi Heaven 🥖 Baked goods: Brødbakerne Skøyen
This one is out today! The Long Sleep EP, produced by me and @lassemarhaug , recorded with the wonderful @mrvolden , @kyrrelaastad , Anja Lauvdal (of @skrap.duo ), Espen Reinertsen and Eivind Lønning ✨✨. Cover by @constancetenvik ☀️ . Released by my 🌈 @sacredbones and @sutissuerecords . More later today, but for now, listen and sleep, good night! 🛌
Thanks to all the lovely people who came to see us on our trip to the US this month! And also thanks to the superb people at @nordicmuseum , @lodgeroom , @form and @moogfest ! These pictures don’t do anyone justice though. Except perhaps a couple of versions of America. Tomorrow we play in Den Haag, more on that later!
See you in March Knoxville #bigearsknox https://tbits.me/trk/5p
Looking forward to Saturday in Belfast. See you there! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jenny-hval-support-as-part-of-the-jamjar-music-weekend-tickets-34289904026
See you tomorrow Dublin! https://www.nch.ie/Online/Jenny-Hval-06Oct17
Just announced: I'll be playing Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht. Tickets now available: http://www.leguesswho.nl/
See you soon Braga! We will be playing gnration this Saturday, April 29th! Join us, there are still some tickets left: https://gnration.bol.pt/
Very excited to be playing CaixaForum Barcelona tomorrow! There are still some tickets available! Join us :) https://proticketing.com/caixaforum_bcn/es_ES/entradas/evento/837