Finity



Finity is Anja Lauvdal and Heida Karine Johannesdottir’s (Broen, Skrap, Jenny Hval, etc.) super group, featuring Hanna Paulsberg, Andreas Wildhagen, Torstein Lavik Larsen and Kyrre Laastad. Catchy songs and danceable grooves merge with noise, music conrete, jazz, free jazz and sound improvisation.

Anja Lauvdal and Heida Karine Johannesdottir started Finity as a commissioned work for the 2018 Only Connect Festival, where they put together this impressive constellation of Norwegian musicians. In early 2019, the album «We are the granddaughters of the witches you didn’t burn» was released on Jazzland to rave reviews.

Finity are:
Anja Lauvdal (keyboards, electronics)
Heida Karine Johannesdottir (tuba, electronics)
Torstein Lavik Larsen (trumpet)
Andreas Wildhagen (drums)
Hanna Paulsberg (saxophone)
Kyrre Laastad (electronics, turntables, electronics and samples)

«Spenstig og spektakulært, der de øyensynlig utvikler et eget musikalsk språk frempisket av kunstnerisk åpenhet og nyfeministiske ideer.» – Audun Vinger, DN

«Helt vilt. Det er da også fristende å kalle dette for et heksebrygg. (…) Musikk som fillerister deg med den ene hånden, men drar deg inn med den andre.» – Ando Woltmann, Morgenbladet

Photo: Jazzland