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Signe Emmeluth’s Banshee

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Signe Emmeluth – alto saxophone/electronics/vocals
Guoste Tamulynaïte – piano/vocals
Guro Moe – double bass, electric bass/vocals
Maja S. K. Ratkje – vocals/electronics
Anne Efternøler – trumpet
Heida Karine Johannesdottír – tuba/electronics/vocals
Jennifer Torrence – percussion, vocals

A banshee is a mythical figure that heralds death, destruction and grief with a shrill scream and powerful voice. This is the starting point for the Danish saxophonist Signe Emmeluth's commissioned piece, which was premiered at Vossa jazz in 2022.

Together with a star team of Norwegian musicians, Emmeluth has created a work in which powerful and clear voices are intertwined. She herself describes Banshee as a "fearless tale of presence and moments": - The Banshee figure is not necessarily intended as something frightening and horrifying, but rather a way to come into contact with time that flies by.

Last Updated: 12/22/2023

Source: Hva skjer kalender

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