Photo Credit: Jenny Berger Myhre
Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.
When anticipating a Jenny Hval concert, it’s hard to know what to expect. Listening to her records will certainly give you a leg up, but it is impossible to predict what kind of performance she has planned. At Resident, she performed with just her longtime collaborator Håvard Volden; at the Broad, she had three other backup “dancers,” though their ritualistic choreography probably isn’t strictly dancing. At Lodge Room on Saturday, she had a projector to reinforce her ideas, beamed onto a screen that stretched from floor to ceiling, commanding our attention in spite of plenty of distractions.