Field of Art: Folksinger/Soprano/Composer
Introduced by: Lars Nilsen
Award Presented by: Lars Nilsen
Ms Kveli is a Norwegian soprano, currently situated in New York City. She holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Lucy Shelton and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Tromsø, Norway. Kveli is also known as “Cochlea Freedom” when diving head first into her Avant garde solo voice compositions and conceptual pieces. She performs and creates together with the Cochlea Freedom Ensemble, which base themselves upon freedom and improvisation as tools for self-realization, currently through the project “Blog’s on you”, where the ensemble is blogging pieces. Standard modern repertoire and late romantic operatic styles are explored with collaborator and husband Tor Morten Kjøsnes.
Summer 2012, Kveli was head-hunted by sculptor/film maker Matthew Barney, for his upcoming large-scale film project, “River of Fundament”, to be released in 2014. In 2012, Kveli released her first folk album, titled “Release the Virgin.” Current projects for Kjersti is the Cochlea Freedom solo album of her song suite: “Animal Songs”, and the Seterkauk.com project consisting of collecting and arranging old Cow Call melodies from Snåsa, Norway . Both projects will result in album releases in 2013 and 2014.
- Buy & enjoy album: www.kkgroup.bandcamp.com – Also on iTunes, Spotify, etc
- Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kjerstikveli
- Twitter: @kjerstikveli
- Instagram: @kjerstikveli
- Email: kjerstikv
- Classical Page: www.cochleafreedom.com
- Ensemble Pages: www.cochleaensemble.com and www.neolitmusic.com
- Also managing this project: www.seterkauk.com