The Ensemble

 

The ensemble



Song Circus (2008-) is one of Norway´s leading contemporary music ensembles, a vocal chamber ensemble of professional and improvising singers, specialized in contemporary music. The chamber ensemble is based in Stavanger, under the artistic direction of Liv Runesdatter. Song Circus works with experimental music, sound art and audiovisual performance, and has cultivated an unusual and fascinating sound vocabulary. Great emphasis is placed on establishing a close dialog with composers and creative musicians. Among collaborators are Pascale Criton, Trevor Wishart, Ruben Sverre Gjertsen, Therese Birkelund Ulvo, Tyler Futrell, Ole Henrik Moe, Nils Henrik Asheim, Harpreet Bansal, Morten Olsen Joh, Jaap Blank Song Circus has visited festivals and stages all over Europe, and the concerts have on several occasions been broadcast on radio and TV in Germany, Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway. Since 2015, Song Circus has collaborated with Lindberg Lyd / 2L. The ensemble has released the album Anatomy of Sound, which was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy, an EP and a short film, created in collaboration with the award-winning Danish film director Maja Friis. Song Circus is currently working on two new albums and contributing to a short film, directed by Liv Runesdatter and produced by the film company Hinterland.

Great emphasis is placed on establishing a close dialog with composers and creative musicians. Among collaboratiors are Trevor Wishart (UK, Jaap Blonk (NL), Ruben Sverre Gjertsen (NO), Ole Henrik Moe (NO), Nils Henrik Asheim (NO), Therese Birkelund Ulvo (NO), Tyler Futrell (US/NO) and David Moss (US/DE). The ensemble has been noted for their performances and for the interpretation of several complex and rarely performed pieces, and their concerts have been broadcasted by radio- and TV stations in Norway and Germany


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Liv Runesdatter


VOCALISTS


Liv Runesdatter • Stine Janvin Motland • Signe Irene Time • Eva Bjerga Haugen • Ingeborg Dalheim


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