SINGER & SONGWRITER | COMPOSER | MUSIC HISTORY REENACTER
Christine Kammerer is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer who is also lead singer, lyre player, and co-founder of Gjaldulei and Jotun Revolution. Kammerer is also Affiliate Artist af University of Glasgow. She specialises in curation of cultural heritage, identity and community through historical music but is a diverse composer and songwriter.
Kammerer’s music is a crossover between singer/songwriter and a fusion of Nordic and Celtic folk soundscapes, with a distinctive cinematic and symphonic character to it. Together with her hypnotic, melodic and sonorous voice she draws the listener into a universe, which moves from tales of human nature to musical stories about folklore, myth and legend.
At times quiet and storytelling, inviting her audience to contemplate and immerse themselves in the universe the music opens. At times picturesque, hypnotic, and grandiose, creating a magical journey through tales and time.
Throughout the past 5 years she has performed at markets, festivals and venues Denmark, the UK, Germany and USA. Some of Kammerer’s collaborations are with: Lofotr Viking Museum (NO), Moesgaard Museum (DK), The Scottish Crannog Centre (UK), Helsinore/Kronborg Castle (DK), Kjell Braaten, Bethesda Nordic, UNESCO RILA / University of Glasgow, Ledreborg Castle, Land of Legends and several municipalities in Denmark.
With her band Gjaldulei she performed for Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, at the opening of the exhibition “Togtet” at the National Museum of Denmark. Recently, Kammerer performed at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (2021) and DKOS at Celtic Connections 2022, The Bungalow (2022), and in 2021 she did a commission for Bethesda Nordic.
In 2021 Kammerer’s song “Eversong” was among the finalists in World Songwriting Awards.
“The ease with which Ms. Kammerer weaves folklore, music and cultural heritage together in her compositions and performance struck us. When she performed on her lyre and sang on the banks of Loch Tay, the world stopped. We experienced how she, without effort, managed to captivate a diverse audience of all ages with her voice and song, creating an interactive space in which she facilitated an experience which stretched far beyond the event itself.”
~ Professor Alison Phipps, UNESCO RILA Chair / University of Glasgow
“I was instantly blown away by [Christine’s] voice, her talent as a performer and her ability to tell stories when she sings. She completely captivates her audience and performs complex tracks with the greatest of ease and ethereal grace.”
~ Birgitte Schmølker, the Danish Chambre Orchestra
WATCH PERFORMANCES HERE
“The Dragonborn Comes” cover – See the music video here
“Something special happens when the worlds of Celtic and Nordic music meet in Christine’s music, providing a synergy between cultures and countries that strengthens our bonds beyond borders.”
~ Rachel Backshall, Assistant Director at The Scottish Crannog Centre
- “Carry Me Home” (new demo, 2022)
- “The Dragonborn Comes” (cover 2021, made in collaboration with Bethesda Nordic)
- “Eversong” (single 2021, with her band Jotun Revolution)
- “Growing Pains” (solo EP 2020)
- “Gjaldulei” (EP 2019, with her band Gjaldulei)
Music and folk music have always been part of my life. In High School I majored in Music and Drama, and afterwards continued down this path, when I took an intensive 6-month course at The School for Music and Theater in Toftlund, Denmark. I went on to do a BA in Musicology and Cross-Cultural Studies and then a Master of Arts in Culture and Communications from Copenhagen University. In my masters I specialized in Living History and in the discussion, portrayal and performance of cultural and collective identity in different genres of music.Since then, I have done courses in Assertive Communication and Personal Leadership, have studied the ancient technique of Kulning (Nordic Herd Calling) and have studied Music Production at MPW (Music Production for Women, London).
This year I will be doing a course in Music Production, Management and PR called “Master Your Music” at MPW.
As a composer in Gjaldulei, Christine Kammerer studies ancient musical structures and searches through the sagas and the cultural history of the Viking Age, to create new compositions. Composing on her lyre (a replica of the one found in the Sutton Hoo excavation) she marries prehistoric soundscapes, with Nordic and Celtic folk tonalities. Her approach to composing is experimental and rooted in music archeology, music history and cultural history.
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