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Four vibrant singers and an unusual collection of instruments.
Our self-titled album has received a lot of acclaim: “Something completely new,” Metronome (USA), "An exceptional debut," Folk Radio UK, “A terrific release,” Jazz Journal (UK), “It is truly fresh,” RootsWorld Magazine (USA), “extraordinary debut release,” Rhythms (AUS), and on it goes in more than 50 reviews from around the world (see our homepage).
Major Scandinavian jazz profile and much-acclaimed singer-songwriter have created a genre-defiant and exhilarating debut album with their ten-piece band Tone of Voice Orchestra.
Back in the fall of 2017, two Copenhagen natives, multiple Danish Music Award winner, composer and jazz saxophonist Fredrik Lundin, and Trinelise Væring, a singer and songwriter with several critically-acclaimed albums to her name, broke the first ground for Tone of Voice Orchestra.
Four years and a COVID-pandemic later, they lead an ebullient ten-piece powerhouse of a band with a debut album on the way and just enough live concerts already under the belt to call themselves a touring band.
Blending the famous cool Scandinavian sound with global influences, Tone of Voice Orchestra comfortably straddles the divide between multiple genres such as Scandinavian roots, jazz improv, and indie-folk, while blending the famous Scandinavian sound with global influences from e.g., Eastern European folklore, Americana, and North African textures as well as a variety of indie-pop and alternative folk bands. All of these feed into one another and grow lush new forms when added to Tone of Voice Orchestra’s melting pot.
With their genre-fluid approach to songwriting and altogether unconventional instrumentation with four singers, fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, cittern, saxophones, flutes, two drummers, and double bass, Tone of Voice Orchestra offers a distinctive and fresh new sound.
Catchy hooklines, shamanic beats, and evocative lyrics in combination with strong individual contributions from each band member create a wide range of sonic expressions.
Tone of Voice Orchestra is:
Vocals - Ania Rybacka/Lise Kroner, Maria Kynne, Tine Refsgaard/Lene Nørgaard, and Trinelise Væring / Hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, cittern - Christian Mohr Levisen / Violin - Emma Kragh-Elmøe/Anrendse Nordtorp Pedersen / Saxophones, flutes - Fredrik Lundin / Double bass - Joel Illerhag / Drums, percussion - Jesper Uno Kofoed and Anders Provis
Music by Trinelise Væring & Fredrik Lundin. Lyrics by Trinelise Væring.
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