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2018-11-01

The Express Train – Metal Jazz



2018-10-24

Featured composer for Chorus 72, presented by Composers Concordance – Now available on Youtube


Very excited to hear my piece Pey Vav Yud performed! And feeling honored for my composer feature in this beautiful event:

Performed by The CompCord Chorus as part of ’72 Names’ art by Rainer Gross
Presented by Composers Concordance and The William Paterson University New Music Series
Monday, September 24, 2018,  Shea Center for the Performing Arts
 
CompChord Chorus
Soprano: Jen Brounstein, Lauren Fowler- Calisto
Alto: Jamie Kleneysky Fay
Counter Tenor: Jordan Rutter
Tenor: Kris McCormick, Craig Sanphy
Baritone: Charles Coleman, David See
Anton Vishio – Accompanist
Peter Jarvis – Conductor

 


2018-10-23

Still very proud of my great 4 page feature in Jazz da Gama


“…..stretching vocal and instrumental technique so that she not only fits the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, but seemingly all of the desperate fear and unbridled joy of human existence into every the extraordinary lyric.” “Miss Dunér’s attempt creates a new expression of Mr Mingus’ experience in a mash up of the surreal and a kind of modernist realism that is reminiscent of the kind of theatre of August Strindberg used to historicise and address social and political issues.” – Jazz da Gama, September 2018

 https://jazzdagama.com/

jazz da gama


2018-10-18

Celebrating Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya: “Captain Crunch” by Sophie Dunér


On the occasion of the 120. th birthday of the great Lotte Lenya, I take the opportunity to post my Kurt Weill inspired piece “Captain Crunch”:


2018-10-16

Collaboration with composer José Luís Greco


Thrilled over my collaboration together with great composer José Luís Greco:

“…Sophie´s voice is as exciting as a roller coaster. It feels like danger, like she´s going to go flying off the rails, but one is constantly reassured that she´s securely attached, firmly grounded. So many registers, colors, so much humor, and sometimes melancholy, all coming out of that golden throat of hers! Truly amazing.”

https://grecomusica.wordpress.com/


2018-10-01

Sophie Dunér: Musical Omnivore | Feature in Jazz da Gama


“….stretching vocal and instrumental technique so that she not only fits the music of the 20th and 21th centuries, but seemingly all the desperate fear and unbridled joy of human existence into every the extraordinary lyric” -Jazz da Gama

Sophie Dunér: Musical Omnivore


2018-09-28

Sophie Dunér Live | Collected video performances | Playlist now up on Youtube



2018-09-18

Bar Thalia (Symphony Space)


Excited to announce that I will be performing in NYC at Bar Thalia/Symphony Space on December 21!

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC
BAR THALIA
SOPHIE DUNÉR / MARK KOSTABI / GENE PRITSKER ‘ECLECTIC SONGS’
Dec 21 2018 | 9pm


2018-08-28

Composers Concordance presents Chorus 72 | Happy to be featured as a composer


…so grateful to be featured as a composer for this upcoming multi-media event: Composers Concordance presents CHORUS 72


2018-08-03

Feeling honored to be featured as a composer for the upcoming season of Composers Concordance!


Feeling honored to be featured as a composer for the upcoming season of Composers Concordance!

Composers Concordance Upcoming Season 2018-2019

 


2018-07-24

Photo by Petra Björstad


photo by P.B


2018-07-08

“Hey Doctor” on Big Round Sound / PARMA Recordings


Featuring “Hey Doctor” by Sophie Dunér ©


2018-07-06

Excellent CD Review in MusicZoom


Review excerpt: “As always, the Swedish singer Sophie Dunér presents something brilliant and out of the norm . It has always been like that, a jazz singer, but in her own way – all the instrumentalists who left their mark on improvised music were in their own way. Note how she has control of what she does by simultaneously bringing her emotions to the outside, also expressed through verses that make her a respectable poet. She is one of the great contemporary singers. The album is among the most original savorine sounds of the year.” For full review, press link below.

MusicZoom

The City of Dizzy - Sophie Dunér & Jeremy Harman


2018-07-04

Another nice feature in Limelight Magazine


Honored to have my video interview for DONNE featured in Gabriella di Laccio´s interview in Limelight Magazine

Gabriella di Laccio: there’s still a lot of ignorance of repertoire written by women

 


2018-06-26

Ugly Beautiful from The City of My Soul featured in interview for DONNE


The DONNE project features “Ugly Beautiful” during Sophie´s video interview for them. The composition is from The City of My Soul (produced by Michael Haas & released on  PARMA Recordings). One of the great CD reviews: “This is a first class creator and this is a stunning album, the music of which certainly opens up new and quite astonishing possibilities for other jazz vocal artists to emulate and expand” – Fanfare Magazine. Check out the DONNE playlist here: DONNE – Youtube Playlist

 

 


2018-06-24

Nice photo feature at petrabjorstad.se


Nice photo feature at the new site of photographer petrabjorstad.se


2018-06-15

DONNE | Women in Music featured in The Guardian today


DONNE | Women in Music has been featured in The Guardian, UK  (see related articles below)

Female Composers largely ignored by concert line-ups

Women Composers Why are so many voices still silent? 

The great Gabriella DiLaccio has her DONNE project (where I was lucky to be featured as a composer) in The Guardian today!

The Guardian

The Guardian

Also, check out Sophie´s video interview on DONNE´s Youtube playlist

DONNE
Donne - Playlist 2


2018-06-10

New CD review in MusicZoom


Review excerpt: “As always, the Swedish singer Sophie Dunér presents something brilliant and out of the norm . It has always been like that, a jazz singer, but in her own way – all the instrumentalists who left their mark on improvised music were in their own way. Note how she has control of what she does by simultaneously bringing her emotions to the outside, also expressed through verses that make her a respectable poet. She is one of the great contemporary singers. The album is among the most original savorine sounds of the year.” For full review, press link below.

The City of Dizzy - Sophie Dunér & Jeremy Harman

The City of Dizzy by Vittorio Lo Conte / MusicZoom

 


2018-05-28

Playlist for DONNE – Women in Music – Celebrating Women Composers


Proud to be apart of the playlist next to these amazing composers participating in DONNE – Women in Music – Celebrating Women Composers

DONNE – Women in Music


2018-05-23

Honored to be featured as a composer next to these massive composers!


DONNE – Women in Music – Celebrating Women Composers