ABOUT

CHRISTINE KAMMERER

SINGER & SONGWRITER | COMPOSER | MUSIC HISTORY REENACTER

Christine Kammerer is a singer/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.

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. With captivating melodies rooted in Nordic melancholic lamentations and her hypnotic, melodic and sonorous voice, she draws the listener into a universe, where she moves moving from tales of human nature to stories about folklore, myth and legend.

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: Kronborg Castle, Mathilde Falch, Kjell Braaten, Bethesda Nordic, the Scottish Crannog Centre, 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.

Latest releases:

Hear Us Calling (demo)

Carry me Home (latest demo)

Watch live performances here:

Jotun Revolution (her band) here

Christine Kammerer – Singing, Piano and Lyre (live compilation)

Christine Kammerer – Singing and Guitar (live compilation)

“The Dragonborn Comes” cover – See the music video here

”Christine is amazing to experience! She completely captivates and spellbinds her audience.” ~ Jorgo Kapow

”Christine’s music is healing to the soul of both people and the land. Her voice is such a gateway into that magic of connection.” ~Peter Ananin

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RELEASES


  • “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)

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND


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.

CONTACT

contact@ckammerer-music.com
+45 2250 2559