Stine Janvin Motland (b. 1985) is a Stavanger born, Berlin based vocalist who works with experimental music, sound and audiovisual performance. Through a diverse range of projects such as live radio play In Labour, a performative installation The Subjective Frequency Transducer, the field recording duo Native Instrument as well as alter ego Stine II, Motland explores and challenges the physical features of the voice, the acoustics of her external/internal surroundings and new performance strategies. Her interest in the ambiguities and unrecognisable qualities of the voice, pushes her to constantly search for new ways to expand her vocal repertoire.
Her recent work significantly involves imitation and abstract storytelling through sound collages referring to a variety of genres and traditions of electronic music, sound poetry, folk music and languages of various peoples, birds and animals. Stine’s latest solo project Fake Synthetic Music is an anti-glorification of the voice, a technical exercise and a game challenging the perception of the difference between fake and real. With a purist distance to the intimate and human aspects of the voice, she presents a minimal and insisting imitation of synthetic sequences inspired by early electronic music and deconstructed rave. In 2014 Stine released the two contrasting solo albums OK, WOW (+3db) and In Labour (Pica Disk) and she is currently working on her next solo release for Pica Disk. In 2016 she is presented by the SHAPE platform for innovative music.
Recent presentation of works include Rokolectiv, Bucharest, CTM festival, Berlin, Issue Project Room, NYC, Lampo/Graham Foundation, Chicago, Skanu Mesz, Riga, Ekko Festival, Bergen, Unsound Festival in Krakow; National Gallery of Warsaw; Oslo Only Connect festival; Performa13, New York; Unlimited Music,Wels; Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo; CRACK festival Paris; MESS International Theater festival, Sarajevo; NU Ensemble festival, Krakow; National Theatre of Tuva, Siberia; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Festival Densités, Fresnes-en-Woevre; Jazz á Luz, LuzSaint Sauveur, FR; Nya Perspektiv Västerå; All Ears Festival, Oslo.
Image: © Eckhart Derschmidt