new album ‘Muse’
Voice with Global and Primeval Nordic Forces
Welcome to a journey through the straying universe of the human voice. Gudrun Holck’s album debut: ‘Muse’.
Streams of fantasy, playful song. Soulful whispering, sensual grooves, shouts.
From icebergs across waters to the deserts.
Eskimo drum songs. Scandinavian kula-singing.
Bulgarian metallic sounds.
The pygmy-polyphony of the rain forest.
Indian blues. Afro beats.
Earth-drones of the Australian didgeridoo.
Great calm and great fierceness.
The music of Gudrun Holck is based on the many possibilities within the voice, giving it a very personal expression. It cannot be defined as a particular genre or style, but is inspired by contemporary as well as ancient vocal traditions, with an open view to the world.
Meet Gudrun at the WOMEX trade fair October 2007:
Gudrun Holck participates again as delegate at the international World Music Expo and Conference WOMEX 2007 in October, presenting her arts.
New four-piece band July 2007:
Gudrun Holck is preparing a tour with a new and smaller band in 2007-08. The character of her performances has changed, since she now occasionally invites a range of amazing guest artist to join her on stage. On such artist is the renowned accordian player Lelo Nika who will be joining her at a performance in Copenhagen on 31 August 2007.
Meet Gudrun at the WOMEX trade fair 25 October 2006:
Gudrun Holck participates as delegate at the international World Music Expo and Conference WOMEX 2006 in Sevilla, Spain, on 2629 October, presenting her arts.
New DVD 25 October 2006:
Gudrun Holck: ‘Live in Copenhagen 2006’ Promotion DVD & Bonus CD
now available on request, and at Womex in Sevilla 2006. See cover
New remixes 25 October 2006:
Listen to the new Sound Astound remixes of two songs from Gudrun Holck’s debut album ‘Muse’. Click here:
• ‘Chanting for the Unborn Child’
• ‘Angels Sang’
Nomination to Danish award 13 October 2006:
The song ‘So Who Are You’ by Gudrun Holck and Michael Jost has been nominated for the Danish World Awards 2006, and ‘Samoulanga’ which features Gudrun Holck together with Tchando from Guineé Bissau is nominated as well. Read more.
African album ready 1 June 2006:
Gudrun Holck participates on the Danish-Sudanese fusion album ‘Balad Djemil’ by Travelog. Listen to an excerpt of ‘Samoulanga’
Newsletters in Danish
Calendar of events
For information about upcoming concerts with Gudrun Holck, go to: myspace.com/gudrunholck
For info on tour dates, concerts, broadcasts, participation in conferences, etc: click here
• Singular path 'Muse' reviewed in the international music magazine Mondomix, by Daniel Brown
• Jungle force 'Muse' reviewed in the Swedish music magazine Lira, by Mats Palmquist
• Catching pace and depth 'Muse' reviewed in Ground Zero, Underground Music Magazine, by Sophie Mørkholt Rasmussen
• Vocal jungle of surprising, strangely liberating and enticing sounds 'Muse' reviewed in Djembe Magazine, by Karen Mohr Sokkelund
• ‘Urkoen Audhumla svarer säterpigens kalden’ 'Muse' and Gudrun Holck's release-concert in Cafe Mandela 29 June 2004 reviewed by Peter Bischoff
• Cries and Whispers Concert review in the the daily newspaper Berlingske Tidende, October 23, 2000, by Ursula Andkjær Olsen
• Photo reportage from concert at Etnorama by Kheyal
About Gudrun Holck
Gudrun Holck, born 1971, lived in West Africa for four years and dedicates her debut to Fela Kuti, the Afrobeat musician who was her host and teacher for a year in Nigeria during the mid 1990’s.
Her solo performances and her cooperation with well-known African artists such as Habib Koité and Toumani Diabaté, her years as a singer with the Muzi DanZim Band, and a series of concerts called Northern Voices with a View to the World, has taken her from Bamako in Mali via Damascus in Syria and Falun in Sweden to Nuuk in Greenland.
Gudrun Holck is a professional vocal teacher, and she arranges workshops
in song technique, expression, improvisation and total-performance.
Performing on the album are among others Marilyn Mazur (drums and percussion, DK), Eva Åström Rune (vocal, SE) and Robert Davis (didgeridoo, percussion and backup vocals, UK).
The album is produced by Gudrun Holck.
Music originating from ancient roots bringing something new to the world.
Listen to audio clips from the album 'Muse'
Concert photo album
Click on the photos to take a closer look, or: start here
Klaverfabrikken, 27th of January 2005
Krudttønden, 30th of April, 2005
More photos can be viewed at: kjelinfoto.dk
MPEG video-clip from the 'Muse' album release concert:
Clip 1 Clip 2
RealPlayer video-clip from the album realease concert:
Clip 3: ‘Ajaja’
Clip 4: ‘Cross the Stream’
Press service: photos for download
in high resolution for print
Photo 1 (3.9 MB)
Photo 2 (1.5 MB)
Photo 3 (0.9 MB)
Photos from the 'Muse' launch concert
The album release concert: Full house at Mandela Café in Copenhagen on June 29, 2004.
Download: A3 poster in pdf-format
Download: A3 poster in jpg-format
Print: A4-poster in pdf-format
Print: Press release about ‘Muse’ in pdf-format
Print: Press release about live tour in jpg-format
Album title: ‘Muse’
Catalogue number: MILDCD002
Price code: PK91
Album release DK: Juni 29, 2004
Distribution: Cope Records GDC
Online distribution: CD-skiven
Shop sales in Denmark: Guf and Moskito
Management & booking worldwide
Booking - Denmark
Bagsvaerdhovedgade 116B 14D
DK-2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark
Tel: (+45) 22 308 123
North America tour agent
PO Box 14604
Tucson AZ 85732, USA
Tel (+1) 520 325 2443
Europe tour agent
Go Between Booking & Management
Maison 22 - L - 9769 Roder, Luxembourg
Tel: +352 92 95 52
Tel: +352 91 200 777
DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark