Sofia Jernberg: The New Songs



Nu skall äntligen kvartetten The New Songs [NO, SE, FR] spela några konserter i Sverige, det var väldigt, väldigt länge sedan sist. Hoppas ni kan komma för då blir vi SUPERGLADA!!!! 🙂

Allt gott, Sofia


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A B O U T ✺✺✺——————— 

THE NEW SONGS invite you to experience music containing a unique and delicate awareness of sound. Using voice, prepared piano, prepared guitar, baroque guitar, zither and various objects they create a deeply personal version of how a song can be built, performed and sound but still remain
a song.

M E M B E R S ✺✺✺——————-

Sofia JERNBERG [SE]: voice, compositions
Eve RISSER [FR]: piano, preparations, compositions
Kim MYHR [NO]: guitar, baroque guitar, zither, glockenspiel 
David STACKENÄS [SE]: guitar, preparations, e-bows

L I S T E N ✺✺✺———————-

V O I C E S    FROM  THE     P R E S S ✺✺✺ 


The record ”A Nest at the Junction of Paths” is definitely among the best discs of Scandinavian improvised music in the 2000s (Dare I say ever?). These are big words that needs to be motivated […] I shiver … the body is steps ahead of the brain, which is a warning signal valid enough. It’s no longer about record nerdiness or unexpected flirts. Had I heard this
at an emergency room with a dislocated knee or at a gas station in Kolbäck with grumpy kids on my lap, this music would still have given me chills. […] You should know that I have tried to bite myself in the shoulder to avoid to fertilize with adjectives, but it is simply not possible to hold back. This is absolutely first class.”
/Johan Redin


”An eminently poetic music which cultivates mirror’s games, furtive shatters, sensual and light touch.” 
/Anne Montaron


”They dare, caring nothing for categories, that’s what they do! To summarize, it’s extremely original, nondescript and immensely stimulating, to be followed.” 
/Adrian Chiquet


”This band’s music is extremely artistic, sensitive and fragile.” 
/Jouko Kirstilä


”The New Songs succeed in making genuine avant-songs inspired by microsonic free improvisation. Ear candy to me.”
/François Couture


”This debut album is a tranquil yet curious take on modern song forms,
putting a charming face on a radical gray area between composition and
/Ernie Paik