De fire kvinder i vokalkvartetten Høst har fundet sammen med den fælles vision at skabe en vokal legeplads, hvor de med fire røster og intet andet, fortolker og udfordrer traditionerne i den nordiske folkemusik såvel som i den moderne flerstemmige sang.
Med inspiration fra nordisk instrumental folk, bulgarsk kvindekor og jazzens harmoniske univers skaber Høst sin egen lyd af tunge nordiske klange, kraftfulde rå dissonanser og melodiske rytmelege.
‘Dynamisk, groovy og nøgent udleverende. Arrangementerne er skrevet så man tydeligt hører hver enkelt stemme og dens kvaliteter. Indimellem er det jazzet med tætte klange, andre gange er stemmerne instrumentale og rytmiske, og indimellem følges de ad i historiefortællingen. Der er både et råt, oprindeligt og groundet udtryk og en smuk klang.’
- Emma Björling, Kongero, Lyy m.fl.
‘Der er en rå urkraft i det de laver som gør, at de skiller sig ud fra mange andre vokalensembler på en fed måde.’
- Roar Amundsen, Songcrafter Music, Vocal Line
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About the singers
Liv Vester Larsen, educated violinist from the folk music department and currently attending the soloist program - Contemporary Creative Artist as a violinist, singer and composer with her debut performance “Creative - without nature?” coming up in 2021. Liv has played in theatre productions such as “Højskolesangbogen” at the Kgl. Teater, toured abroad with Huldrelokkk and Kelpie and in DK she plays with Mikael K and Klondyke, Alamente and collaborates with SLØR Visual performance amongst others. This multitasking musician is focusing on thinking out of the box and being creative, blurring the lines between the many genres she works within and still keeping true to her roots - and she loves dissonances - fitting right in to the Høst-universe Check her podcast out at www.livvesterlarsen.com where you can hear her conducting interviews with artists from all over the world about creativity.
Maja Freese has a bachelor degree in 5-stringed cello from the folk music department at the Danish National Acadamy. She has recently composed a song that was incorporated in the 19th edition of Højskolesangbogen (“Leonoras Morgendigt”) and you can experience Maja as a singer, cellist and composer in the trio Vesselil, a group that puts focus on women’s stories and faiths in old folk music. Maja also plays in Vingefang, Barani Duo, Mynsterland and Bianca Nisha among other constellations. She loves to combine cello and song, music with groove and to dust off forgotten old songs and show the relevance and soul of it - and that is something we love in Høst!
Lene Høst is a singer, composer and teacher. With roots in the Nordic folk music she has also explored other genres and styles from countries like Tanzania, Bulgaria and Brazil. Lene has a bachelor degree in folk music and a master in rhythmical singing and choir conducting. Her passion to combine singing with multiple voices with traditional vocal music is the inspiration for many of her musical projects here among the trio Vingefang, the choir Roots and now also Høst. You can also experience Lene in the folk/baroque-trio Alamente and early music ensemble Via Artis Konsort. She is also working as a teacher and coordinator at the Danish National Academy in Esbjerg at the folk music program.
Filippa Westerberg is a classically trained cellist with a bachelor degree from the Danish National Academy in Odense. Currently she is preparing her masters recital that will take place in June 2021. Filippa has always loved to play and sing different genres - mostly classical, jazz, pop and folk music. She has been spotted on various musical scenes and in Odense symphony orchestra and you can currently find her in different projects and bands for example Kaisin and Trio Videungar. She has been singing in vocal settings and choirs in different styles all her life, especially with her big family and now she has a new singing-family in HØST.