Stina Stjern + Elina Waage Mikalsen (NO)
Stina Stjern and Elina Waage Mikalsen play a rare collaboration mixing analogue and digital technology, improvised music and memory.
Stina Stjern (Stina Moltu) embraces jazz, art-pop and free improvised experimental music. A recurring theme is an examination of humanity and her love for cassette tapes as a sound source. Her latest release, The Devil EP (2020), is a personal interpretation of the tarot card of the same name.
A former member of Supervixen, Stina plays guitar and cassettes in Norwegian artist Susanna's project Brotherhood of Our Lady, and some of her work with cassettes can be heard on Susanna’s new album Elevation (2022). Stina is also a part of Oslo's coolest improv-collective, DNA?AND?.
Elina Waage Mikalsen is a multidisciplinary artist and musician from Tromsø in Northern Norway, currently living in Oslo. She works with performance, textiles, installation and text, in connection to sound and sound practice.
Elina's artistic work is strongly intertwined with her Norwegian and Sami affiliations. The meeting point between these two cultures in her own family paints a picture of the power relations that haunt the society as a whole.
In her sound work she often combines her voice with field recordings, electronics and self-built instruments to create sound spaces that sit somewhere between reality and fantasy. It is the emotional and narrative properties of sound that interests her, and how it can function as a time machine which causes time to collapse and sets both future and past in motion.