Josefine Opsahl unites her classical musical roots with a liberating openness to her instrument, sounds, genre and the use of electronics. Her work reflects her own artistic search towards understanding the role of art in our society and the tension between tradition and innovation, virtuosity and intuition.
In this concert Josefine explores the meeting between her classical cello and effect pedals. Human meets machine, consonans meets dissonans, harmony, disharmony. The music unfolds from intimate themes and evolves into electronic symphonic waves that unites hundreds of years' tradition with modern technologies.
About there artist: Josefine's innovative approach to music and creation is modern yet timeless and reflects in her works as well as in her two cutting-edge ensembles, We like We (https://welikewe.com) and KOTTOS (http://kottos.dk), with whom she is touring all over the world. Being a conscious, contemporary musician she writes, curates, improvises, performs and extends her musical worlds through collaborations with other artists, festivals and spaces across genres and boundaries of expression. This has resulted in commissions for museums, galleries and festivals such as the UTZON100 celebration in 2018, celebrating the anniversary of renowned architect Jørn Utzon; ‘Time is Local’, a 12-hour multichannel installational performance for Thorvaldsens Museum and an opera for Nordic Opera and Copenhagen Opera Festival in collaboration with We like We.
Her album releases have received rave reviews and awards, such as the Danish Radio P2’s Listeners’ Prize 2017 and the Round Glass Music Award 2018 (US) and are distributed throughout Europe as well as North America and Asia. She has twice been selected to receive The Danish Arts Council’s ‘The Young Artistic Elite’ Scholarship (2017 and 2019) and has recently accompanied HM the Queen of Denmark on her state visit to Argentina alongside The Royal Danish Ballet.
Josefine holds a Masters degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Music (DK) and North Western University (IL, USA) and is currently specialising to be a soloist within Contemporary Creative Art at University of Southern Denmark.
Read more at: http://josefineopsahl.dk