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OK, Wow

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OK, Wow was recorded over two days in a wooden church outside Bergen. With the sounds of kindergarten children and the very special and insistent Bergen rain forcing itself onto Stine's vocal performance, an intensity was created. The image of the lone singer, meeting, responding to and filling a space, made the entire session a vivid analogy of +3DB's work with improvisers. Touching the very essence of what improvisation is about, the six tracks map out different ways to grasp what and who a voice really is. Motland's musical ancestors are many and important, but her sonic precision, clarity of intent and human fragility makes this album stand out. Stine Janvin Motland is a performer and composer from Stavanger, Norway. Working with extended vocal techniques, she explores and pushes the frontiers of the natural acoustics of the voice. In addition to projects with composers such as Maja Ratkje, Øyvind Torvund, Therese Birkelund Ulvo, Ruben Sverre Gjertsen, and Mats Gustafsson, she improvises regularly with musicians such as C Spencer Yeh, Chris Corsano, and Lasse Marhaug, and she is a member of the vocal ensemble Song Circus. Stine also collaborates with visual artists Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Melissa Dubbin, and Aaron Davidsson, choreographer Ula Sickle, and theater director Hildur Kristinnsdottir. As a creator, her main focus is her solo work, in addition to her performance/theater group Brigitte & Paula Band.