«Big Fish» (Commissioned Work)


Since their beginning in 2011, the duo Propan (Natali Abrahamsen Garner / Ina Sagstuen) has developed a focused and seamless musical interaction in which they research the different roles and possibilities of the voice. Through continuous work the duo has gained authority within their field and have surprised both the audience and critics with their daring approach to music.
Open improvisations and compositions create the backbone and starting point for Propan's sound. The voices are deconstructed and rebuilt from detailed sound cells, reemerging as textures, catchy melodies and grooves, both acoustic, and through amplification and effects. Drones, textures, carpets of sound and vocals melt together and become a platform open for the listeners’ interpretations. This way the duo has established a fresh and exploring sound,

On their albums they have been compared to Björk at her most experimental, that they sound like 'Laurie Andersson meets Sigur Rós' and to 'always appear totally original - never standing still'. Propan has mainly worked with effects as an extension of the instrument (voice), but with the project Loom they started a more acoustic journey, where they use other acoustic instruments as part of their instrumentarium.

Photo: Jenny Berger Myhre