Performance: Sofia Jernberg
Wednesday, December 9 at 8 AM EST

Premiering the morning of December 9th, experimental composer and vocalist Sofia Jernberg presents two solo performances at Gränslandet that avant-garde icon Laurie Anderson calls “extraordinary” and “transcendent.”

Sofia Jernberg is a Swedish experimental singer, composer, improviser, and performer. She grew up in Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Sweden. Since 2011, she lives in Oslo, Norway.

One of her deepest interests as a singer is to explore the “instrumental” possibilities of the voice. Her singing vocabulary includes sounds and techniques that often contradict a conventional singing style. She has dug deep into non-verbal vocalizing, split tone singing, pitchless singing, and distorted singing. – Berliner Festspiele

With thanks to Gränslandet Festival for their support and documentation of this profound performance.