spunks members

SPUNK consists of the following persons:

kristin andersen - trumpet and flutes

KristinKristin has studied composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. Besides working as a musician, she's also got a regular, full time job as an archive secretary.

Photo by Sidsel Yndestad.

Kristin's website

lene grenager - cello

LeneLene has studied cello and composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. She is working as a composer, cellist and conductor.

Photo by Ann Iren Ødeby.

Lene's website

maja solveig kjelstrup ratkje - voice and electronics

MajaMaja is a composer and improvising musician. She has written many pieces for small and big ensembles, and she has released noise and improvised music on numerous obscure labels. Vocals is her main instrument, but she has a general interest for all possible and impossible sounds!

Photo by Håkon Eikesdal.

Maja's website

hild sofie tafjord - french horn and electronics

HildAbout Hild

Drawing by Kristin.

latest news

SPUNK's website March 13. 2010

SPUNK's website is being redesigned and will soon be updated with our current plans and activites.

SPUNK with Joelle Leandre June 15. 2008

March 3 2008 SPUNK played together with double bass player Joelle Leandre at Belleville, Oslo. We are hoping to play together again soon!

SPUNK reviewed by John Kelman May 22. 2008

...But the best music, as in the best lives, is all about confluence and contrast; pain and pleasure; harsh and beautiful. Spunk manages to bring together all these elements, making their performance one of the highlights of FIMAV 2008 and, quite possibly, the best show of the festival. Read the whole article. at

Reviews from FIMAV! May 20. 2008

"...on ne pouvait que se laisser bercer par les sentiments inspires par cette suite musicale etrange, intuitive et audacieuse." "Norway's all-female Spunk breaks the gender barrier when it comes to free improv with their combination of boldness and sensitivity and non-competitive spirit." (Montreal Gazette.

SPUNK to FIMAV, Canada May 13. 2008

On Norway's national day, May 17, SPUNK will be playing in Victoriaville, Canada, in the programme of the wonderful festival Festival International de Musique Actuelle Victoriaville (FIMAV). Hurra!

upcoming performances

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