Biography

”The performance of elenette plays upon the distinction between the anatomy of the performer and the gender that is being performed. But we are actually in the presence of three contingent dimensions of significant corporeality: anatomical sex, gender identity,and gender performance. If the anatomy of the performer is already distinct from the gender of the performer, and both of those are distinct from the gender of the performance, then the performance suggests a dissonance not only between sex and performance, but sex and gender, and gender and performance. As much as elenette creates a unified picture of ‘man’ (what its critics often oppose), it also reveals the distinctness of those aspects of gendered experience which are falsely naturalized as a unity through the regulatory fiction of heterosexual coherence. In imitating gender, elenette implicitly reveals the imitative structure of gender itself […].”

When Kalle Berglund and Mattias Hagegård moved to sthlm the fall 2003, they both broke up from several old projects (Taunitzer See among others) and wanted to start something new, based on drum-machine, bass and synthesizers. but not much happened, so Kalle recorded his own demo instead with the same idea in mind. it was released under the name elenette in summer 2004, and was called “kärlekskomplex”. many people liked the sound so Kalle started writing and recording a new ep. this was to be called “männen i mitt liv” and was released at elenettes first live-show ever in february 2005. the line-up was Kalle solo, playing double synthesizers and singing.

But a band was missing, so after a couple of shows Robert joined on guitar and Kalle picked up the saxophone for the first time. they did some shows together and during the summer Mattias joined on bass and saxophone, and Alex on synthesizer. they did one show together in august 2005, and right after Kalle moved to Paris for french studies.

When he returned to Stockholm in march 2006 he had lots of ideas for songs and started immediatelly recording what was going to become “tvillingarna”. Rebecka replaced Alex on synthesizer, Jon replaced robert on guitars, and the current line-up was formed. the band rehearsed in Kalles livingroom and did two shows in the beginning of the summer promoting the release of their two new ep’s.

Since then, a lot of gigs have been performed, a promo has been recorded, as well as new versions of old elenette-classics such as “jag hatar män”, “pappa go riot!” and “kärlekskomplexet”. Also, a new double ep was released in june 2007, called “akademiska spel ep/dygd ep”.

www.myspace.com/elenette

Edited by jPeMelin on 27 Nov 2007, 17:16

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