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Step into the enchanting realm of soundscapes crafted by the visionary Finnish artist, Johanna Elina Sulkunen. Nestled within the vibrant pulse of Copenhagen since 2009, Sulkunen is not merely a musician; she’s a sonic architect, weaving intricate tapestries of electronic melodies, experimental vocals, and avant-garde compositions.

With four solo albums under her belt, Sulkunen stands as a luminary in the realm of electronic music, with two of her masterpieces earning nominations for the prestigious Danish Music Awards. But her artistry extends beyond individual acclaim. As a founding member of IKI, the Scandinavian free improv. vocal group, she’s proven her prowess in collaborative endeavors, with the group’s debut album clinching the Danish Music Award for Jazz Vocal Album of the Year in 2011.

In 2017, Sulkunen embarked on a daring solo journey under the moniker Sonority, unveiling her album “Koan” in 2018 under the banner of ILK. Since then, her sonic odyssey has traversed uncharted territories, exploring the delicate balance between vocals and electronics. The Sonority project serves as a conduit for Sulkunen’s boundless creativity, delving into realms of electroacoustic composition, experimental ambient, and immersive audiovisual installations.

But Sulkunen’s artistry transcends the confines of traditional performance. In her captivating Sonority concerts, she transcends the conventional boundaries of live music, seamlessly melding visuals with her solo vocal and electronic explorations. It’s a mesmerizing spectacle, where every note is a brushstroke painting the canvas of sound.

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Collaboration is at the heart of Sulkunen’s creative ethos. From weaving sonic tapestries with luminaries like Blixa Bargeld, August Rosenbaum, and Mike Sheridan, she continues to push the boundaries of innovation, forging new pathways in the sonic landscape.

So, immerse yourself in the ethereal realms of Sonority, where the convergence of voice and electronics creates a symphony of boundless imagination. With Johanna Elina Sulkunen at the helm, the journey into sound knows no limits.


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