Stine Janvin Motland

The Graham Foundation

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Norwegian artist Stine Janvin Motland presents her solo project In Labour. In this piece, the remarkable vocalist raises questions about what we expect from a concert and how we listen. With an omnidirectional, wireless microphone, she moves between rooms outside and around the stage. Her vocal abstractions and the surrounding ambience are transmitted live to the audience, offering the performance as a sort of live radio play with a remote narrator. Motland also will perform a solo improvisation.

Stine Janvin Motland (b.1985, Stavanger, Norway) is a vocalist, improviser and composer. Using highly original, extended vocal techniques and elements of physical theater, her performances explore what a singer can and cannot be. Ongoing projects are the solo piece In Labour, Native Instrument with Felicity Mangan, and brigitte & paula band with Maria Ramvi and Camilla Vislie. She also works with artists such as Lasse Marhaug, Maja Ratkje, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Mats Gustafsson in a number of interdisplinary projects. Recent performances include the Unsound Festival, Krakow; Performa 13, New York; Music Unlimited, Wels; Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo; Festival CRAK, Paris; International Theater Festival MESS, Sarajevo; Pérez Art Museum, Miami; Festival Densités, Fresnes-en-Woëvre; Jazz á Luz, Luz-Saint-Sauveur; Nya Perspektiv, Västerås; All Ears Festival, Oslo. She lives in Stavanger, Oslo and Berlin.

Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation; support provided by the American-Scandinavian Foundation