IKI is bubbling intuition and EXPLODING improvisation! IKI evolves and transforms singing and brings it into new unchartered territories.
IKI’s basic concept is: Anything can happen! Everything is totally improvised. The musicians themselves see it as a philosophy of being in the present, creating new music, and exploring the human voice and its many facets and sounds.
The band released their debut album in 2011. The entire album was completely improvised on the spot during three intense days in the studio. The result was seven hours of music from which the band picked out twelve of their favorite pieces. In November 2011 they won a Danish Music Award for Best Danish Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.
IKI combines different styles from jazz, pop, classical compositions to folk and avant-garde. The nine female musicians met in the autumn of 2009 in Copenhagen, and they brought together their different musical personalities and cultural influences from Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway.
Each of IKI’s concerts is a universe of its own inspired by the present surroundings, moods and time of day. It is an intense all-round experience that has taken audiences to unknown destinations, in part inspired by their very own presence and interaction with the band.
IKI is: Anna Mose(DK), Guro Tveitnes(NO), Johanna Sulkunen(FN), Sofie Holm(DK), Anna María Björnsdóttir (IS), Mia Marlen Berg(NO), Mette Skou(DK), Kamilla Kovacs(DK)