Helle Henning

(born in 1962, in Denmark), singer/song-writer. She is the leader of her own group, with members such as Nikolaj Hess, Jonas Johansen and Christina von Bülow. She worked also with Al Jarreau, Marie Bergman, Erann DD, Etta Cameron, Cecilie Norby, Jesper Bodilsen, Daniel Frank, Debbie Cameron, Jørgen Emborg, Frands Rifbjerg a.m.o. She made two recordings as leader, several as sideman. She wrote music for radio (DR) and worked as a studiosinger on many various projects. She works as a director and BG-singer on cartoons and has toured in Sweden, Germany, Austria and Denmark. She is associate professor at The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark.
Selected recordings: Maybe It Is Never Too Late, 2005; The world is right here, 2008; A wake-up wonder.
Awards: She won prize in KODA competition for the best children's song in Denmark (2006).

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Helle Hesdorf

(born in 1959, in Denmark), composer. She was co-leader with Otto Sidenius of an eleven piece band Avantgarde Party in the years 1984-1993. The band released three albums: Avantgarde Party 1988 (Stunt stulp 8805); Into The Blue 1989 (Stunt Stucd18906); Live In Tivoli 1992 (Olufsen records DOCD 5176). Then she formed Danish - Norwegian band Edda in 1992. The band toured in Denmark in the years 1993-95 and among its members were pianist Maria Kannegård, trumpeters Arve Henriksen and Nils-Petter Molvær, drummer Helge Andreas Norbakken.
Selected recordings: her first solo album Tellus, 2002, (Cope records Copecd 027), the second is The Path, 2005 (Stunt ssrc 0420); both albums with Otto Sidenius keyboards, Klavs Hovman bass, Marilyn Mazur drums and percussion, Helle Hesdorf tenor/sop saxophone.

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Jenny Hettne

(born in Gothebrug, 1977, resident Stockholm/Sweden), is a Swedish composer mainly in the chamber music and EAM fields. Her most important focus is sound and timbre. She finished her Master Degree in composition at the Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg University, in 2008. Hettne also studied at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin in 2007 and at Gotland School of Music Composition 2000-02. Her music has been performed by Musica Vitae, Gageego, Norrbotten Neo, The Peärls Before Swïne Experience, Caput, Duo Harpverk, The Griffyn Ensemble, ensemble dissonArt, Chamber Ensemble New Music which are ensembles from Sweden, Iceland, Australia, Greece and Ukraine. Wavering wood, whirling metal written for Duo Harpverk was released on the record The greenhouse sessions in 2012. Recently pianist Per Tengstrand and Jönköpings Sinfonietta premiered Krusning Skiktning for piano and orchestra. Hettne's close collaboration with the oboists Dimas Ruiz Santos and Magdalena Fronzcak resulted in Reed, chanting for oboe and tape, and performances in Sweden and Spain. The piece was selected for Nordic Music Days in Stockholm 2012, performed by Kennet Bohman. While she was dreaming for violin and tape is one of the pieces resulting from Hettne's collaboration with Karin Hellqvist. Tinkles, clinks and heavenly metal was premiered in Copenhagen in May 2013 by Faint Noise: Karin Hellqvist, violin, Anna Petrini, contrabass recorder and Malin Bång, soundobjects/electronics. Hettne is currently working on a piece for violin and ensemble to be premiered by Karin Hellqvist and Curious Chamber Players in 2014.
Selected works: Sand, tystnad, 2006, for str; Paths of wood and pearl, 2010 for fl, vl, vlc and pf; Backdrifting, 2006, for fl, trb, perc, pf/harm vlc; Chennai-7, 2004, for fl, ob, fag, tba, vl, vlc; Stjärnklart Glasklart, 2002, for fl, cl, perc, pf, 5 str; Musik för strängar, 2011, pf-qt; Ausencia 2005, for fl, vlc; Like a Locomotive, 2000, for pf, vlc; For Ashley, 2003, for prepared pf and tape; Sparkling/dead, 2003, for trb, tape and 3 dancers.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB

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