The Warhol Sound Series Presents: Jenny Hval
Jenny Hval is a complex character. Hailing from Norway, Hval studied writing in college, though her talents as an artist translate to many mediums. Her unique brand of experimental pop music has managed to land her an appearance at NYC’s Performa festival Sunday where she’ll be showcased alongside three other vocalists, each with very distinct styles. She’ll be stopping through the Andy Warhol Museum tomorrow for a performance as part of their Sound Series. Drawing frequent comparisons to the likes of Patti Smith, Kate Bush and Nick Cave, Hval’s maturity as a writer/performer shines in her fourth release, Innocence is Kinky.
Produced by PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish, the album is certainly provocative, in both subject matter and the ways in which it pushes the listener to explore risque realms of thought.
The many performative modes of expression Hval has acquainted herself with are sure to shine in this exclusive performance, which features an opening set from like-minded Jennifer Baron AKA The Garment District, whose latest album is currently being remastered and set for release very soon on Night-People. Video accompaniment for Jennifer’s set will be provided by Thaddeus Kellstadt. Make sure to also be on the lookout for a compilation album featuring The Garment District, in which Jennifer was asked to compose a song inspired by a personal belonging. The track will be featured on New York-based Esopus Magazine‘s 10th Anniversary Edition album alongside Julian Lynch, Prince Rama, members of Mercury Rev and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and others in November.
Tickets for this Friday, November 1st show can be purchased here. Doors are at 7:30 and the show starts promptly at 8.