Jazz i Malmö: Susanna and the Brotherhood of Our Lady (NO)

Poetic and experimental. A manic chant for guiding in love and life with acclaimed jazz singer Susanna.

Susanna (NO) has gathered a new band/a new team of musicians, called The Brotherhood of Our Lady, prominent musicians from the young, dynamic and genre-free Norwegian music scene. 

Susanna is back with a new album ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’. Light and darkness, sky and hell, people´s folly colourful reflected. Susanna´s music has been inspired by the Dutch painter Hieronymos Bosch. ”Garden of Earthly Delights”, Susanna´s 13th album, is originally a commissioning work for Vossajazz 2017. Poetic, electronic music with both piano riff, accordion and guitar. The first singel, about the track ”City of Hope´, Susanna said: “‘City of Hope’ is a manic chant for guiding in love and life, with hints of ecstasy in the horizon even though something’s lurking in the undertow”, 

Line up:
Susanna: voice, piano, electronics, samples
Stina Moltu: guitar, voice, cassette player
Ida Løvli Hidle: accordion
Ina Sagstuen: voice, electronics, synth
Natali Abrahamsen Garner: voice, electronics

13 albums so far – all highly acclaimed. Susanna has composed music on commission for Ladyfest, the Telemark Festival, Henie Onstad Arts Centre exhibition ‘We Live On A Star’ and the vocal ensemble Oslo 14, and collaborated with among others Tuva L. Syvertsen, contemporary dance ensemble Carte Blanche, Stian Westerhus, Jenny Hval, Tord Gustavsen, Swiss harpist Giovanna Pessi, Dutch artist Jessica Sligter, American artist Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and British multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones. 

She has received the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannprisen) 3 times in Open Category, the Gammleng-award in 2012 in Open Category for rewarding participation in album releases, and the Radka Toneff Memorial Award in 2015. Susanna won the Kongsberg Jazzfestival musician award in 2016, called DNB-award, she composed the yearly commissioned work for Vossa Jazz 2017 and won the EDVARD-award as a composer for her album ’Triangle’.

About the singel ”City of Hope” from upcoming album 

City of Hope builds into something gloriously intense. ”Clash Magazine”

City of Hope” is an appealing dose of atmospheric pop. ”Brooklyn Vegan”

…’City of Hope’ undoubtedly proves that they have an otherworldly chemistry that should carry through Garden of Earthly Delights. ”The 405″

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