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Jenny Hval

I want to be a machine

Jenny Hval - I want to be a machine

A multifaceted new show featuring music from innovative composer and musician Jenny Hval performed alongside Håvard Volden, Jenny Berger Myhre and Linn Nystadnes.

I want to be a machine weaves music from Hval’s next solo record into an open-ended mediation on the purpose of art. It’s a theatrical extension of her playful, provocative and intensely personal creative journey; inventive, daring and full of technical surprises.

Jenny Hval is a Norwegian composer, singer-songwriter and novelist with eight studio albums under her belt that seamlessly interweave musical, literary, visual, and performative modes of expressionCombining electronics, pop and aesthetics, she has been creating boundary-pushing music for over fifteen years.

Returning after her sold out Milton Court show in 2019, Hval brings her new show to The Pit across four dates in April.

Event dates/times:

Tickets for all event dates are available to the general public from 10am on 13 Nov 2024. All events take place in The Pit.

Wed 10 Apr 2024, 8pm

Thu 11 Apr 2024, 8pm

Fri 12 Apr 2024, 8pm

Sat 13 Apr 2024, 8pm

This performance contains haze and strobe lights. The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance dates. 

Produced by the Barbican 

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Jenny Hval

Håvard Volden

Jenny Berger Myhre

Linn Nystadnes

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