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Mariam the Believer

Mariam Wallentin is an artist with a big heart, as thoughtful as she is musically bold. An Alice Coltrane for our time. Soulfulness meets music that makes us feel and think. With musical roots partly in improvisation, partly in pop and soul, Wallentin’s career has crossed a number of multifaceted territories; Wallentin is one half of Wildbirds & Peacedrums and one of the creative forces in the jazz collective Fire! Orchestra. She has worked with bands such as Deerhof and Konono no 1, with choirs, string ensembles, symphony orchestras, sang for Björk and was in an experimental opera by the noise musician Ben Frost. She has musical collaborations with Damien Rice and Leslie Feist, has won the Manifest prize, the Jazzkatten prize and has been nominated several times for Grammys.

With his uncompromising approach to music, Wallentin started Mariam The Believer in 2012, in order to focus his expression into a more pop-oriented project. Mariam The Believer has released two acclaimed full length albums on her own label Repeat Until Death. She has an ongoing series of EPs called “Instant Creativity”. Now her third full-length album in a row has been recorded and will soon be ready for release, “Breathing Techniques”. This evening at Fasching offers both older songs in a new arrangement but not least uploading for the upcoming album. Breath in, breath out. Listen dance enjoy.

Mariam Valentine – vocals
Samuel Runsteen – viola, viola da gamba, bass
Josefin Runsteen – violin, percussion
Andreas Werliin – drums, percussion
Alexander Zethson – keyboards
Johan Graden – piano