Jenny Berger Myhre

Jenny Berger Myhre is a multidisciplinary artist working with sound, video, live visuals, performance and photography. Coming from the DIY scene in Oslo, Jenny's approach to music making is versatile and open, with an apparent love for the unpolished - referencing the electro-acoustic music tradition as well as experimental pop. She has made commissioned work for Borealis festival for experimental music (Bergen), Only Connect festival (Oslo), El Nicho (Mexico City), Radiophrenia (Glasgow), Spikersuppa Lydgalleri (Oslo) and RUMMUR_radio (Bergen). She is a longtime collaborator of Jenny Hval, and directed two music videos for Hval’s latest release Classic Objects together with Annie Bielski.

Jenny has performed at Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Le Centre Pompidou Paris, Le Guess Who?, HAU Berlin, Ars Cameralis Katowice, Le Lieu Unique - Nantes and MUNCH Oslo. In July 2022 her debut album Lint (2017) will be followed up with a new release on Breton Cassette, titled Here Is Always Somewhere Else. She has a BA from Goldsmiths College, University of London and University of Oslo, as well as Live Electronics studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Jenny Berger Myhre is presented at Insomnia Festival as part of the new project LYRA - for young listeners.

​​In collaboration with the Latvian festival Skaņu Mežs, Insomnia has started to work on LYRA - a project aimed at kids and teens that is supported by the EEA Grants and Norway Grants funded by Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.

The project aims to introduce kids and teenagers to experimental music and to get them involved in its creation. As it is democratic and non-hierarchical in essence, experimental music gives trained and untrained kids the chance to take part in making music. Since the project crosses social and ethnic divides, it is also socially inclusive.

For the first phase of the project, Norwegian artist and composer Jenny Berger Myhre together with artist and writer Annie Bielski has interpreted the fairy tale ‘The Grinder’.