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Heidi Mortenson

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Heidi Mortenson grew up listening to the metallic sounds of her dad fixing cars in the garage and her mum playing the organ. Her first audio modulations began on a small cassette player, La Bamba was a favorite. As a teenager Heidi moved to Barcelona where she continued to develop her interest for music.

In Barcelona Mortenson began experimenting with recording herself singing inside a washing machine, rebuilding a telephone receiver into a microphone, hooking up with a walkie-talkie system. After playing her very first concert Heidi was nominated Resident Artist 2003 at the experimental LEM Festival in Barcelona. She then packed her bags and went on a European tour with visual artist SOLU, with whom she later performed the Opening Act of Transmediale Festival 2004 in Berlin.

Entitled as a OneWomanBand Heidi then moved to Berlin and began recording her debut album Wired Stuff. She also iniciated a small series of events called Wired Nights for colaboration concerts and trying out new ideas with fellow Berlin musicians.

The record label Wired Records was founded by Heidi in 2005 when she released Wired Stuff with money she had received from a fund. She has since toured Canada and the US east and west coast with two album releases. The danish music magazine Geiger selected her album Don’t Lonely Me as one of the 100 Best Albums of 2007 and the song Hurt Machine features on the popular american TV series The L Word in season 6.

As a onewomanliveband Heidi brings on live sampling through a machine park of effects with beatbox, vocal instrumentation and soulful singing. The result being colorful and textured music with a nerdy and dazed approach where the sound grows from playful experiments and intuitive objections.

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  • DOTshima

    Why is she tagged as German, not Danish?

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • weichezaeune

    Mørk is excellent.

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • crispyleaf

    < Heidi 3 for serious.

    15 Dec 2008 Reply
  • marp

    See you on Thursday 20th Nov 2008 at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, playing together with Speaker Bite Me and The Chap. All the best The Pastry Club >>Marianne <<

    16 Oct 2008 Reply

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