Norwegian singer, songwriter and author Jenny Hval (born 1980) is internationally acclaimed for some of the most significant releases from the 2010’s in the experimental field where performance art and popular music meet.
With the honorary title Jenny Hval will periodically conduct workshops and master classes at RMC, giving the conservatory and the surrounding music community access to her unique skills.
Jenny Hval is known for turning the usual electropop inside out with her conceptualized albums and boundary exploring concerts, combining confronting soundscapes with catchy harmonization. She is an expressive vocalist, reflectively and provocatively investigating the relationship between gender, body and (popular)culture. A songwriter who is at the same time commenting on the society surrounding her and very personal.
”Jenny Hval is one of the most prominent artists in avant-garde pop music right now, and it is fantastic for RMC to be able to offer our students such a unique source of inspiration. With her fearless and versatile approach to herself and her artistic expression, Jenny Hval is a perfect match for the conservatory’s ambition to create music and musical experiences that enrich and affect the listener,” says Henrik Sveidahl, principal of RMC.
Jenny Hval follows alternative rock icon Thurston Moore, jazz star Jason Moran and improv trendsetter Barry Guy as the fourth in a series of new appointments of honorary professors at RMC. The goal is to assign a collegium of music industry personalities at the highest international level which together covers the width of RMC - both within the genres and professions in contemporary rhythmic music. RMC expects to introduce an additional honorary professor in 2018.
"The collegium of honorary professors at RMC is a noticeable contribution to the conservatory’s vision of being a pacesetter among the world's leading educational institutions in contemporary rhythmic music," says Henrik Sveidahl.
Read more about the appointment of Barry Guy as Honorary Professor at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory HERE
Read more about the appointment of Jason Moran as Honorary Professor at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory HERE
Read more about the appointment of Thurston Moore as Honorary Professor at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory HERE