"[...] With an as poetic as playful touch, an intimate soundscape that felt at once familiar and alien was conjured. The mixture of everyday objects and musical instruments created an evocative mood. [...]"
"With this, Swedish chamber music has been given a work that the jury is already daring to proclaim a classic [...]"
“[...] Sounds of glass and metal picked up where the electronics left oft, and the effervescence was picked up by the voice in repeated, ultrarapid “Praise the Lord”. The attention was heightened by subtle playing on flower pots and gongs, as if in an alchemist’s laboratorium [...]”
”(...) The night image is particularly apt for Jenny Hettne's exquisite While she was dreaming, scored for violin and tape.”
”…both surrealistic and groovy…”
”An orchestra piece with a subtle sonorous poetry that adjoins the fascinating world of electroacoustic music.”
Jenny Hettne is a Swedish composer of contemporary chamber, orchestra and electroacoustic music, focusing on the exploration of sound and timbre. Her composing often involves close and innovative collaborations with the musicians.
Jenny’s music, called ”a subtle sonorous poetry” and ”both surrealistic and groovy” is performed worldwide by ensembles such as Duo Harpverk (Iceland), Riot Ensemble (UK), New European Ensemble (The Netherlands), Busan Metropolitan Traditional Orchestra (South Korea), The Griffyn Ensemble (Australia), Gageego!, Norrbotten Neo, KammarensembleN and UmeDuo (Sweden). Her piece A swarm came in from the dark, which the jury ”is already daring to proclaim a classic” was awarded the prestigious Järnåker Prize in 2018, the biggest chamber music prize in Sweden.