ABOUT

IKI is boiling intuition and EXPLODING improvisation! It evolves and transforms singing, and brings it into new, uncharted territories.

IKI is an improvising vocal ensemble consisting of five female vocalists from Denmark, Norway and Finland, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The band came together in 2009 and has since then appeared on Nordic national TV and radio, and their curious and intuitive approach to music has brought them to concert venues and festivals all around the Nordic countries and further down in Europe.

The ensemble works with a philosophy of being present and composing music on the spot. It is in an ongoing exploration of the human voice with its many facets and sounds. Musically IKI takes influences from many different music genres and art forms, but the young women’s deep Nordic roots shine through every aspect of their music.

They released their debut album in 2011, for which they won a Danish Music Award for «Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year». Their second album, LAVA, was released in November, 2014, and they released the ep DEW in February 2016.

PROFILES
PROFILES
Anna Mose

Anna Mose

Anna Mose

facebook.com/gerdamonroe

Photo by Tania Samantha Nielsen

Kamilla Kovacs

Kamilla Kovacs

Kamilla

facebook.com/kamillakovacsmusic

Photo by Tania Samantha Nielsen

Guro Tveitnes

Guro Tveitnes

Guro

soundcloud.com/guro-tveitnes

Photo by Tania Samantha Nielsen

Johanna Sulkunen

Johanna Sulkunen

Johanna

www.johannaelina.com

Photo by Tania Samantha Nielsen

Jullie Hjetland

Jullie Hjetland

Jullie"

www.julliehjetland.dk

Photo by Peer Præstekjær

Artistic
Collaborations

IKI works across different art forms, and collaborates with performers and artists in the fields of music, art, dance, film, theatre and poetry. Every collaboration brings out something new and allows for mapping out uncharted territory.

Nicolaj Stochholm (2013/14)
Nicolaj Stochholm & IKI is a meeting between poetry and improvisation, the feminine and the masculine, the angelic and the chaotic. The poet and IKI played their first concert at the CPH Jazz Festival 2014.
IKI-DADA (2010/11)
IKI and dancers from The Danish National School of Performing Arts. An exploration in improvised movement and music.
Link: Performance from Vildskud Festival
Jørgen Leth (2011/15)
IKI collaborated with Jørgen Leth as a part of the jazz’n’poetry record «Ti». The collaboration resulted in the song «Fra Samme Tid». In 2015 they played together at VEGA as a part of the “Digte og Lyd” concert series.
Link: Fra Samme Tid
You’re Not Wrong (2013/14)
IKI & You’re Not Wrong explores the connection between the musical and the visual, letting the visual artists become the last member of IKI. You’re Not Wrong made the cover art of IKI’s 2014 album “Lava” and the visuals for their music video “Bite”.
Link: Bite feat. visuals by You’re Not Wrong
Hilmar Jensson (2014)
The Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson collaborated with IKI on their second album, Lava, and became an essential part of the recording.
Link: Lava on Spotify and Lava on iTunes
Film music in the Making (2013)
In 2013 IKI was chosen to participate in the documentary “Film Music in the Making”, working with director Johan Knattrup Jensen. The documentary was broadcasted on Danish National TV and the film festival CPH:PIX.
Link: Documentary
Koichi Makigami (2011)
In 2011 IKI collaborated with the Japanese vocal artist Koichi Makigami on a live studio concert in The Village Recording studio.

Projects
PROJECTS
Arvtryk w/Åkarvinda (2016)
ARVTRYK was a performance collaboration between the two nordic vocal ensembles IKI and Åkervinda, director Liv Vesterskov and design team Maria Sloth and Katrine Hoffman.
Link: Excerpt from the performance at Inter Arts Center in Malmö Sweden, December 2016.
Trækfugle w/ Sander De Winne (2015/16)
IKI and the Belgian singer Sander De Winne came together in 2015 to create the project Trækfugle. The collaboration was featured on Sander De Winne Group’s 2016 recording “Kosmos” (W.E.R.F.), and toured in Belgium with the Jazzlab Series in spring of 2016. They also released the EP “Dew” (DME) together in 2016.
Link: Trækfugle Promo
Jørgen Leth (2011/15)
IKI collaborated with Jørgen Leth as a part of the jazz’n’poetry record «Ti». The collaboration resulted in the song «Fra Samme Tid». In 2015 they played together at VEGA as a part of the “Digte og Lyd” concert series.
Link: Fra Samme Tid
Hilmar Jensson (2014)
The Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson collaborated with IKI on their forthcoming second album, and became an essential part of the recording.
Link: Lava on Spotify and Lava on iTunes
Nicolaj Stochholm (2013/14)
Nicolaj Stochholm & IKI is a meeting between poetry and improvisation, the feminine and the masculine, the angelic and the chaotic. The poet and IKI played together at the CPH Jazz Festival 2014.
You’re Not Wrong (2013/14)
IKI & You’re Not Wrong explores the connection between the musical and the visual, letting the visual artists become the last member of IKI. You’re Not Wrong made the cover art of IKI’s 2014 album “Lava” and the visuals for their music video “Bite”.
Link: Bite feat. visuals by You’re Not Wrong
Film music in the Making (2013)
In 2013 IKI was chosen to participate in the documentary “Film Music in the Making”, working with director Johan Knattrup Jensen. The documentary was broadcasted on Danish National TV and the film festival CPH:PIX.
Link: Documentary
IKI-DADA (2010/11)
IKI and dancers from The Danish National School of Performing Arts. An exploration in improvised movement and music.
Link: Performance from Vildskud Festival 2011
Koichi Makigami (2011)
In 2011 IKI collaborated with the Japanese vocal artist Koichi Makigami on a live studio concert in The Village Recording studio.
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Best Vocal Jazz Release of the Year Danish Music Awards 2011

WORKSHOP

Would you like to experience free vocal improvisation for yourself, are you interested in creating a different and creative day for your employees, or would you like your choir or students to experience the art of composing music on the spot?

The IKI workshop is an invitation into a musical universe, where you can explore your voice through vocal improvisation. It is a universe where your own creativity is the limit of where the music can take us. You will learn tools on how to create music on the spot in interaction with other people.

IKI offers workshops in the field of free vocal improvisation for both amateurs and professionals.
Each workshop has a certain focus eg:

  • how to connect the mind, the body and the voice through musical expressions
  • what tools to use in the field of vocal improvisation
  • how to optimize musical flow and creativity
  • how to combine individuality with collaborations and interaction with others
  • how to be present in the music and trust your instinctive musical ideas
  • how to lift the musical communication to a higher level

Customized workshops:
If you would like for IKI to work with specific musical themes or cover certain areas, we also offers customized workshops.
Please contact info@ikivocal.com with any request.
We teach workshops in Danish, English, Icelandic, Finnish and Norwegian!

workshop

workshop

Workshop testimonials:
«This weekend I had the pleasure of witnessing a fantastic process, when three singers from IKI, Guro Tveitnes, Anna María Björnsdóttir and Sofie Holm, made a terrific workshop for the students of Stormstrøms Talent Academy for Rhythmic and Folk Music. In the beginning it was a challenge for most of the students just to sing, but with great empathy and confidence the three IKIs succeeded in inspiring all of the students to give themselves to improvisation. Imagine if every young person could get an experience like that!»
- Alexander Kraglund, musician and coordinator for Storstrøms Talent Academy for Rhythmic and Folk Music


«A warm thank you. I can feel that after the workshop there has been a change in my energy, as if it’s been set free. It means a lot to get a place to sing, make sounds and be acknowledged for it.»
- A former student and workshop participant

«It was extremely educational, and it’s been a long time since I’ve been that concentrated and involved with something. A really great workshop, very exciting. Sofie and Anna are very competent teachers, which I feel creates an open and comfortable environment, where the workshop participants can relax and let go – which has to be the ultimate condition in order to learn something. The way we worked with body, voice and improvisation has given me a lot of energy and courage to try out similar things myself. In the time after I’ve clearly felt that I’ve had an eyeopener for what you can do with your own voice, and how much you can create together with other voices – entirely improvised.»
- Lea Preisler, former workshop participant

CALENDAR

No shows booked at the moment.

Past shows
Date Artist City Venue Country
07/10/17 IKI København LiteraturHaus Denmark
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Møllegade 7. More information
06/10/17 IKI Skanderborg Kulturhuset Skanderborg Denmark
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Parkvej 10. The performance is a part of the mobile artwork VIOLETTE VISIONER. More information
02/24/17 IKI Middelfart CLAY – Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Kongebrovej 42. Venue phone: +45 6441 4798. Opening of TALISMAN exhibition More information
01/20/17 IKI København AFUK Denmark
Time: 5:00pm.
01/08/17 IKI Dragør Dragør Kirke Denmark
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: Free.
12/03/16 IKI & Åkervinda Malmö Inter Arts Center Sweden
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. ARVTRYK
11/03/16 IKI Gothenburg Klubb Impuls Sweden
Address: Heurlins Plats 1.
11/02/16 IKI & Åkervinda Odense Teater Momentum Denmark
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Ny Vestergade 18. More information
10/14/16 IKI Copenhagen Kulturnatten Denmark
Tour: OSA! Organico Scena Artistica 2016
07/22/16 - 07/24/16 IKI – Workshop Losone La Fabbrica Switzerland
Address: via Locarno 43. More information
07/22/16 IKI Losone La Fabbrica Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm. Address: via Locarno 43. More information
Tour: Copenhagen Jazz Festival
07/05/16 IKI København Ø Sankt Jakobs Kirke Denmark
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Østerbrogade 59. More information
06/25/16 IKI Copenhagen Kropsrummet Denmark
Address: Nørrebrogade 183, 1.tv..
Tour: IKI & Sander de Winne – Trækfugle
05/01/16 IKI Oostende Vrijstaat O Belgium
Tour: SPOT Festival 2016
04/30/16 IKI Aarhus Dokk1 Denmark
Time: 2:30pm. Address: Hack Kampmanns Plads 2. More information
Tour: IKI & Sander de Winne – Trækfugle
04/29/16 IKI Koksijde CC Casino Belgium
04/28/16 IKI Eeklo CC De Herbakker Belgium
04/23/16 IKI Antwerp Rataplan Belgium
04/22/16 IKI Brussels Flagey Belgium
04/21/16 IKI Gent Handelsbeurs Belgium
04/16/16 IKI Sint-Niklaas De Casino Belgium
04/15/16 IKI Heusden-Zolder CC Muze Belgium
04/13/16 IKI Alsemberg CC De Meent Belgium
04/09/16 IKI Mechelen Kc NOna Belgium
04/08/16 IKI Brugge De Werf Belgium
02/18/16 IKI København N Stengade Denmark
Time: 10:30pm. Address: Stengade 18. Vinterjazz 2016 More information
02/07/16 IKI Helsingør Kulturværftet Denmark
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Allegade 2. Vinterjazz 2016
01/19/16 IKI København AFUK Denmark
Time: 5:00pm.
10/23/15 IKI – supporting act for Bjonko Copenhagen Raahuset Denmark
10/13/15 IKI Tønder Kunstmuseet i Tønder Denmark
Time: 7:00pm. Address: Kongevej 51.
10/04/15 IKI & Jørgen Leth Copenhagen VEGA Denmark
Time: 6:00pm. Address: Enghavevej 40. More information
09/24/15 IKI Copenhagen Kongernes Lapidarium Denmark
Time: 7:00pm. Address: Frederiksholms Kanal 29. Nordic Music Days 2015 More information
09/04/15 IKI – supporting act for Bjonko Copenhagen VEGA Denmark
Address: Enghavevej 40.
07/30/15 IKI Würzburg Hafensommer Würzburg Festival Germany
Time: 8:00pm. More information
07/11/15 IKI Copenhagen Analogbar / Huset-KBH Denmark
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Rådhusstræde 13. COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL
06/06/15 IKI – supporting act for Bjonko Odense Posten Denmark
05/30/15 IKI – supporting act for Bjonko Roskilde Gimle Denmark
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 100 kr. More information
05/21/15 IKI Svendborg Giant Steps Denmark
05/20/15 IKI Münster Schnabulenz Germany
Time: 8:00pm. More information
05/18/15 IKI Berlin Poropati Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Weserstr. 79.
05/17/15 IKI Berlin Donau115 Germany
Time: 8:00pm. More information
04/04/15 IKI – supporting act for Bjonko Copenhagen Global CPH Denmark
Time: 10:00pm. Address: Nørre Allé 7. More information
03/14/15 IKI Frederiksværk Frederiksværk Bibliotek Denmark
02/20/15 - 02/23/15 IKI Bruxelles Recording session in Belgium Belgium
Time: 9:00pm.
02/06/15 IKI Køge Tapperiet Denmark
Time: 6:30pm. More information
12/05/14 IKI København K Musikcaféen – Huset i Magstræde Denmark
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 50 kr. More information
11/16/14 IKI Mantova Arci Virgilio Italy
Time: 8:30pm.
11/15/14 IKI Bergamo Joe Koala Italy
Time: 11:00pm.
11/15/14 IKI Mantova Circolo Arci Fuzzy Italy
Workshop
11/14/14 IKI Casalmaggiore dondolandoARTE atelier Italy
Time: 9:00pm.
11/13/14 IKI Hamburg Danish Vibes Showcase, Mojo Germany
Time: 7:00pm. More information
11/11/14 IKI København Dome of Visions – LAVA Release Concert Denmark
Time: 7:30pm. Featuring special guests
Tour: Danish Delight
09/07/14 IKI Groningen De Oosterpoort Netherlands
Time: 8:30pm. More information
09/05/14 IKI Brussels Flagey Belgium
Time: 8:15pm. More information
09/04/14 IKI Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg Netherlands
Time: 8:30pm. More information
08/08/14 IKI Vadsø Varangerfestivalen Norway
Time: 5:00pm.
Tour: Copenhagen Jazz Festival
07/12/14 IKI København N Koncertkirken Denmark
Time: 10:00pm. Address: Blågårds Plads 6 A. More information
07/11/14 IKI København K Sort/Hvid Denmark
Time: 9:00pm. Address: Skindergade 3. Feat. Mia Dyberg
07/11/14 IKI København K Dome of Visions – Danish Vibes Showcase Denmark
Time: 12:45pm. Address: Søren Kierkegaards Plads.
07/08/14 IKI København Ø Sankt Jakobs Kirke Denmark
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Østerbrogade 59. More information
07/06/14 IKI & Nicolaj Stochholm København K Planeten – Huset i Magstræde Denmark
Time: 6:30pm. More information
07/05/14 IKI København K Planeten – Huset i Magstræde Denmark
Time: 10:00pm. Feat. Mia Dyberg More information
05/10/14 IKI Berlin Donau115 Germany
05/09/14 IKI Berlin Poropati Germany
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Weserstr. 79.
05/09/14 IKI Berlin Poropati Germany
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Weserstr. 79. More information
05/07/14 IKI Greifswald Nordischer Klang Germany
Time: 7:00pm.
01/14/14 IKI Frederiksberg Metronomen Denmark
11/30/13 IKI Göteborg Nefertiti Jazzclub Sweden
Time: 7:00pm.
11/28/13 IKI København Republikken Denmark
10/11/13 IKI København Botanisk Have Denmark
Address: http://botanik.snm.ku.dk. Kulturnatten 2013 More information

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