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Cara Tolmie ja Stine Janvin

Cara Tolmie & Stine Janvin

Äänen Lumo & Rikhardinkatu Library present a unique performance from artist Cara Tolmie and musician Stine Janvin. The two will present a new collaborative performance based on their shared experiments with restrictive uses of the repeated and defamiliarized voice. In getting to know one another for the first time during this working process the pair have laid the ground for this performance by sharing a curious exploration into discovering discomforting thresholds within the branded industry concepts of “hygge”,”kos” and “mysigt”. Along the way this investigation has also meandered through ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) cultures, analogue amplification, train schedules, exaggerated proximities and temptations of conformity.

This new performance project was initiated by Edition – Festival for other music (Stockholm), Borealis – a festival for experimental music (Bergen) and Äänen Lumo (Helsinki), to imagine new works for non-culture spaces. The commission has been supported by the Nordic Culture Fund. The event is supported in addition by Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland and The Finnish Music Foundation.


Cara Tolmie works from within the intersections of performance, music and moving image. She utilises her body and voice to access the political and poetic capabilities of musical language. She collaborates regularly as ULAPAARC with Paul Abbott, as a quartet with Will Holder, Paul Abbott and Seymour Wright, on collective vocal group DRANG and on artistic research project Gender of Sound with Susanna Jablonski. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Critical Sonic Practice at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.


Stavanger born, Berlin based vocalist Stine Janvin works with experimental music, sound and audiovisual performance, with a special interest in the ambiguous and unrecognisable qualities of the voice. Her recent work is focussed on imitation and abstract storytelling through sound collages inspired by a variety of genres and traditions of electronic music, sound poetry, folk music and languages of various peoples, birds and animals.

Through a diversity of projects such as Fake Synthetic Music, the performative installation The Subjective Frequency Transducer,  the live radio play In Labour, alter ego Stine II and as the second half of field recording adaptations duo Native Instrument (Shelter Press), she explores and challenges the physical features of the voice, the acoustics of her external/internal surroundings, and new performance strategies.

An interview about the creative process published by Edition Festival:

Rikhardinkatu Library

4/28/2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Last updated 4/10/2019