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Caroline

Caroline Pehrson is an unconventional, versatile and playful singer/ musician/ songwriter/ producer from Stockholm, Sweden. She moves in the lands of jazz, Swedish folk, acoustic pop and electronic music and mixes it into her own style. She writes lyrics in Swedish and English.

 

Recently she released her debut album “Caroline & the Invisible Orchestra” under her own Record Label “Wildling Records”.  The album was created during a recording tour through Europe “the Backwards Tour”, where she met up with 15 different musicians at 10 different spots and co-wrote the songs for the album. Some of the musicians she knew since before, some of them she met on the way, and together they became Caroline & the Invisible Orchestra: a network of musicians from different countries and genres throughout Europe. 

 

Caroline is quite often described as a force of nature and has a warm, powerful stage presence and enchanting voice. She uses her voice as a playground where the goal is not to always sound beautiful, but to explore and express. She uses the ancient singing style Kulning/ herding calls that is traditionally used to herd cows and other animals and is a powerful technique that can be heard from kilometres away in the right conditions. She is also exploring Jojk, the musical expression of the Sami people, the indigenous people of Scandinavia. She approaches jojk with greatest respect for its roots. 

 

At the moment she has just finished building a Tiny house music studio on wheels and is spending time there editing a documentary and writing a book about the Backwards tour and the project Caroline & the Invisible Orchestra as well as booking gigs for the summer and a Europe tour that is happening in September. 

 

The purpose of the music she is making is to do what she loves most and through this inspire others to go for what they love. Caroline is a Dzogchen practitioner, a Tibetan Buddhist practice, since 11 years and this deeply inspires her lyrics and creativity in all ways. 

 

Outside of music Caroline also conducts ceremonies for weddings and other occasions in her company “Nordic Ceremonies”, soon to be seen on SVT, Swedish National Television in the program “Bröllopsfotograferna”. 

Selection of Music projects

  • "Caroline & the invisible Orchestra release tour" in Sweden autumn 2021

  • "Caroline & the invisible Orchestra" debut album, October 2021.

  • "Under vattnet" an interactive children's play with the theatre company "Nykikare" that Caroline composed the music for 2021.

  • "Songlines & Play it Loud" a national network that creates opportunities for young people to develop with music and culture across all borders. Held herding call workshops and arranged an inklusive all female/ non binary show at Stallet, Stockholm.

  • "The Backwards tour" with "Caroline and the Invisible Orchestra". Music recording tour though Europe in self converted mini van. Funded by friends and fans through crowd funding campaign.  

  • "Step on Stop" - sound installations at art exhibition together with French artist Christophe Souques. Stockholm 2019. Link to video

  • "Strisvara" - International womens music project with participants from all around the world including indigenous participants from India and Sweden. Recorded and produced the songs that were created as well as facilitated the residency as part of the Treeons youth organisation Sweden. Link to video.

  • Singing coach at Platanus Produktion: Teaching young adults and adults voice technique and finding their natural sound and expression. 2016-2017

  • "Ur djungeln ropar jag på dig"/ "From the jungle I call you": sound scape concert picturing a day and night in the Bornean rainforest. Composed, arranged and performed by Caroline and Astrid Lind together with an ensemble at Ingesund Music college.

  • "Slång":  experimental sound concert composed, arranged and performed together with percussionist Astrid Lind and ensemble at Ingesunds Music college.

  • "Det magiska cirkuståget" / "The magical circus train": A musical kids play written, produced and directed by Caroline Pehrson and Anna Rubinsztein. Caroline also played the leading role. Gotland.

  • "1956" The musical:  A musical about the Hungarian revolution with a 45 person ensemble and full symphony orchestra. Produced by Caroline Pehrson and Christer Johansson. Caroline aslo played Katarina Loretsky, one of the leading characters. Oscarsteatern - Stockholm.

  • "Popkollo": music camps for girls, women and transpeople. Arranging and leading together with the rest of the Popkollo crew. Teaching music in a safe space. Link to website.

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Caroline & the Invisible Orchestra - Release Tour

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During the Strisvara tour, at Diselverkstaden.

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Caroline & the Invisible Orchestra at Stallet, Stockholm

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Nina Grigorjeva and Caroline Pehrson doing herding calls in Eric Erikssonhallen.

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Caroline at "Mapuche, drömmar och ljudlandskap" - Kulturfyren.

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Caroline aka DJ Masala at Relaxfesten Gothenburg.

Education

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  • Advanced Higher vocational education diploma in Cultural project management - Gothenburg

  • Jazz singing and improvisation, a two year programme at Ingesund Music College - Arvika

  • Herding calls and folk music courses at the Royal College of Music - Stockholm

  • Cuban music, programme at the National Art School Center - Havana

  • Singing, one year programme at Gotland folk college - Gotland

  • Acting at Wendelsbergs folk college - Göteborg

  • Education in the nature of mind, ongoing Dzogchen teachings since 2011.