I was in Copenhagen and Aarhus (Spot Festival) last week, a tremendous time, at first going there to shoot something with my friends from Slaraffenland (which ended up as a big musical tour of the city), plus what i called the first ‘official’ (and last minute) Temporary Area - Temporary Copenhagen. I will develop on this another time as we need to work on a website and edit all the images and sounds, but it made me discover many amazing danish bands - and amongst them, this week’s video with Valby Vokalgruppe.
Formed by Anja Jacobsen (also drummer of Kirsten Ketsjer), the female experimental choir was one of the highlights of my danish trip. They don’t have anything on internet, not even a myspace page, how wonderful this is. But Anja describes it like that: “Valby Vokalgruppe was formed in the spring of 2008, with only four members, and in April 2009 the choir formed its present shape with 7 members. The choir started as a curiosity about what it is possible to do with the voice and with voices together, and an intention to explore this through play and experiments. The inspiration for the compositions comes from different sources such as african pygme singing, Morton Feldman, Dirty Projectors, classical choir and what appears during experiments at our rehearsals. In June 2009 Valby Vokalgruppe will make recordings for their first LP.” Can’t wait to see them again.