I’m almost on my way to Copenhagen, where we’ll be playing tomorrow night – a split concert with the legendary Paal Nilssen-Love and Otomo Yoshihide, but before I do, here is an announcement: Yes, I’ll be heading over to the US in late September – first up is the Pygmalion Music Festival!
The album is out! (EDIT: unless you’re in the US, where the release date is May 14th – sorry! Hang in there!)
Also, thanks to everyone who helped us make the release concert in Oslo last Tuesday so incredibly special: Ole-Henrik Moe & Kari Rønnekleiv for strings (and stockings!), Daniel Meyer Grønvold for guitar and support performance, Tori Wrånes for backing vocals (and the mithril dress!), and of course my wonderful band Håvard Volden and Kyrre Laastad. Also: thanks to Line Ira for the wonderful backstage in Bergen!
First of all: happy international women’s day (to everyone, everywhere).
I have some tour dates to announce for the release of Innocence Is Kinky (more will be announced soon):
April 12 – Kafé K, Porsgrunn, NO
April 16 – Oslo (NO), Cafe Mono
April 17 – Trondheim (NO), Familien
April 18 – Bergen (NO), Landmark
April 19 – Stavanger (NO), Tou Scene
April 24 – Grüner Salon, Berlin, DE
April 25 – Thalia Kino, Dresden, DE
April 26 – donaufestival, Krems, AT
April 27 – K4, Prague, CZ
May 4 – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, DK
April is the month. The month of what? The month of innocence.
Jenny Hval – “Innocence Is Kinky”. Produced by none other than John Parish of PJ Harvey fame.
In other news, Nude on Sand played the final show of the year at SALT in the beautiful and temperamental city of Istanbul. The trip gave us an amazing experience – oh, the people! oh, the conversations! oh, the gallery! oh, the city! – and a furious blizzard to go with it.
Now it’s Christmas, and I’m reading Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance. Recommended reading. A particularly great read in airport lounges, next to all the Wall Street Journal readers.
Film clip! An excerpt from the opening concert of the Innocence is kinky sound installation @ Henie Onstad Kunstsenter this summer. Enjoy!