Jenny Hval

Transmission Events Presents

Jenny Hval

Briana Marela, Lily Taylor

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is all ages

Jenny Hval
Jenny Hval
Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as an artist, musician and writer both in Norway and abroad. When her third record Viscera was released in 2011, WIRE magazine described the record as: "a stunning achievement both conceptually and musically."

Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval's polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Despite her young age, she has already infused, carved and modulated an artistic voice that is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.

Viscera was recorded with Hval's own free rock trio and overflowed with intimate detail and surrealistic bodily imagery. The follow-up Innocence Is Kinky (2013) was produced in Bristol, England by PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish, who helped bring out the intimate qualities of her lyrics and sharpened her improvisational tendencies, weaving spellbinding new forms of intelligent, experimental pop with injections from mythology, theory and gender politics. You can also trace her no-holds-barred streams of consciousness and unorthodox subject matter back to earlier heroes such as Einstürzende Neubauten's Blixa Bargeld (her title puns on their LP Silence Is Sexy), Patti Smith, Michael Gira, Nick Cave and Kate Bush.

Jenny Hval studied Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne, and Literature at the University of Oslo. She has previously released two albums under the alias Rockettothesky as well as two books – the novel Perlebryggeriet (The Pearl Brewery) in 2009 and the collage text Inn i ansiktet (Sings with her eyes) in 2012. Alongside this she has produced collaborative performances and sound installations, as well as contributing to magazines, anthologies and newspapers.

Her 2015 album Apocalypse, Girl is out in June.
Briana Marela
Briana Marela is a vocalist, composer, and sound conjurer from the Pacific Northwest.

Having formative roots in Seattle and Olympia, WA her aesthetic sensibility derives from many other kindred spirits of the local music scene, but with her own unique vision of the world around her. She weaves together melodies with meaning and lyrics filled with longing using max/MSP to achieve vocal looping/processing/sampling.

Marela has a finished debut album in the works that was recorded in late 2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland with producer Alex Somers. Featuring strings by Amiina and some percussion by Samuli Kosminen of múm. The album is to be released late summer/early fall 2015 on Jagjaguwar.
Lily Taylor
Lily Taylor
Vintage effects, aural soundscapes, looped melodies and a ravishing voice all contribute to Lily Taylor's dynamic solo performances. After moving to San Francisco from Santa Fe, where she studied contemporary music and alternative practices, the musician became involved in myriad projects,collaborating and ever expanding her experimental yet completely accessible music. On her own, Taylor's uniquely structured songs play out with an arresting passion and a sublime spirit.

Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226