With her debut concert KAPITEL (Chapters) Filippa Westerberg presents her recent work

On Monday the 13th of May 2024 19.30 at SDMK concert hall, ODEON, Odense, you are welcome to witness the performance of Filippa´s original music as she is graduating from the Contemporary Creative Artist post graduate program.

She will guide us though four chapters of her life and musical creation. Starting with a capella music she has invited her five siblings to join her on stage, then moving on to a tale of creation through the story of Icarus together with a cello ensemble. The third chapter is a solo piece inspired by a poem by Edith Södergran and a photograph by Kim-Yen Nguyen and the last chapter is a co-composed piece (together with Ida Wahl) called "Two women in the world" performed with dance.


New Nordic a capella folk

The four women in the vocal quartet Høst (DK/SE) have come together through a shared desire to create a vocal playground. Their vision is to explore and challenge the traditions of both Nordic folk music and modern polyphonic singing, solely using four voices. Drawing inspiration from instrumental folk music from the Nordic region, Bulgarian women's choirs, and the harmonic universe of jazz, the group creates a new sound of Nordic a cappella. The repertoire includes a spring symphony of bird chirps, powerful and raw dissonances, and rhythmic poetry.

In 2023, they released the album "Fuglesang" - a tribute to the inherent power of nature and the voice. The debut album received warm reviews, and the quartet received five nominations at the Danish Music Awards - Roots that same year, winning the Composer of the Year award. Additionally, the vocal group has won two awards at the international vocal group competition at the Aarhus Vocal Festival in 2022, as well as the second prize at the Tampere Vocal Festival in Finland in 2023.

Høst offers a vocal counterpoint to the Danish folk music scene, but the quartet's members Lene Høst, Liv Vester, Maja Freese, and Filippa Westerberg are already well-versed in both vocal and instrumental folk music and are known from groups such as Vingefang, Vesselil, Huldrelokkk, Barani, Mynsterland and Kaisin, among others.


A new interdisciplinary constellation exploring female friendship 

In the atumn of 2023 the four artists Filippa Westerberg, Ida Wahl, Anna Ting Nissen Bech and Signild Elisabeth started to collaborate. Combining composing, cello, singing, movement, dance and circus they created a performance to the piece "Två kvinnor i världen/To kvinner i verden" and are in the process to develop a bigger performace exploring the concept of friendship, especially female friendship. 


A crossover world group with classical string quartet , folk/classical singer and electric bass 

The songs are in Danish, commenting on the aspects of being human - from cradle to grave. Kaisin is embracing the freedom to step out of the limits of genres and times and show you a new way of writing songs. 

IWhere lyrics meet melodies you find  a universe containing everything from intimate ballads to big symphonic sounds. 

The music is written by the duo of Kaisin - Ida Marie Jessen (singer) and Benjamin Møller Kirketerp (bass player) and they are using the ins and outs of their friendship to create this musical world together. Using themes they have discussed or experienced or being inspired by. 


Ida Marie Jessen - vocal
Benjamin Møller Kirketerp - electric bass
Alba Catalàn - 1. violin
Emilia Blaszczyk - 2. violin
Steina Kristín Ingólfsdóttir - viola
Filippa Westerberg - cello