Jenny Berger Myhre

commissioned radio productions

Jenny Berger Myhre – “Slowly I wake up to my other life

TX: Friday, 18th Feb, 6pm – 6:30pm + Saturday, 19th Feb, 12pm – 12.30pm

Slowly I wake up to my other life is an intimate piece about listening to the soft voice — the one we hear in our dreams, and in our thoughts — and the one we keep for our loved ones. It pays tribute to the intimacy in voice messages between friends, specifically those that are recorded early in the morning, just after sleep. It is a film for the ears about not knowing how to spend the days that come and go, and about coming to terms with the uncertainties of life.

To Camila, who inspired and collaborated with me on this from beginning to end.

The dreamer — Camila de Laborde

Violin & double bass improvisations — Vilde & Inga (Vilde Sandve Alnæs & Inga Margrete Aas)

Supercollider patches and sinus waves — Niklas Adam

Modular synth — Niklas Adam & Jenny Berger Myhre

Composed by Jenny Berger Myhre

Thanks to Håvard Volden for the Revox B77 tape machine.

A co-commission between Borealis Festival and Radiophrenia

Jenny Berger Myhre is a multidisciplinary artist working with sound, video, performance and photography, based in Oslo, Norway. Her music is created from field recordings, fragments of melodies, computer generated sequences, modular synths and lo-fi electronics – resulting in soundscapes with references to both the electro-acoustic tradition as well as experimental pop music. Coming from a DIY background, Jenny’s approach to music making is versatile and curious, with an apparent love for the quirky and unpolished. She is interested in personal stories, memories and everyday life. Her work revolves around archives, intimacy, reality and re-contextualisation. Since the release of her debut album Lint in 2017 she has also been working with musician and novelist Jenny Hval, contributing to, and touring with the performance The Practice of Love in 2019. For the past years, Jenny has made several commissions for public spaces and radio, and in 2022 she is releasing her second album Here Is Always Somewhere Else on Breton Cassette.

photo – Gerda Krutaja