Trondheim Voices is a groundbreaking Norwegian ensemble of improvising vocalists, constantly challenging and changing the framework for how a vocal ensemble can produce sound art. Since 2001, they have made solid statements as developers within vocal and improvised music, expanding the traditional concert format, searching for new music in the interaction between the singers, the audience, the surroundings and new technology.
Through their many collaborations with cutting edge composers and stage artists, and especially through their collaboration with sound designer Asle Karstad and visual artist Ann-Cathrin Hertling, Trondheim Voices has reached a whole new level of improvising, with both music, movement, new technology, space, and time. The subtle interaction between the singers, the sound-designer, the audience, and the moment, is their point of navigation – making new music through listening and letting go.
Trondheim Voices consist of 10 soloist singers, who all have specialized in different types of improvisation. Each singer’s individuality, and her timbre combined with the others, are in focus, resulting in a unique quality to the groups collective tone:
Sissel Vera Pettersen (Artistic leader from 2016)
Mia Marlen Berg
Live Maria Roggen
Kari Eskil Havenstrøm (Understudy)