Norwegian artist Susanna is the woman behind Susanna and the Magical Orchestra // Susanna // Susanna Wallumrød, releasing music since 2004 through independent labels like Norwegian Rune Grammofon and German ECM Records, and through her own label SusannaSonata since 2011. She is known for her transforming of songs by AC/DC, Dolly Parton, Thin Lizzy and Leonard Cohen among others, but also for her strong originals and her collaboration with artists like Jenny Hval, Ensemble neoN and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.
Susanna has won numerous awards for her music, like the Norwegian Grammy award three times and several other prizes as a singer, musician and composer.
13 albums so far (by 2020) – all highly acclaimed, the upcoming ‘Baudelaire & Piano’ is a complete solo effort based on ten poems by Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) from his masterwork Les Fleurs du mal, stripped back to just her expressive, soulful voice and skeletal, trancelike piano playing.
"In Susanna’s haunting settings and performance, the poetry of Baudelaire has found its ideal transmitter.” Rob Young
Photo: Martin Rustad Johansen