Celebrating the musicianship of nineteen female artists and improvisers from around Europe, this International Women’s Day saw the release of ‘MEUF Volume 2’ (Barefoot Records) – a record championing cross-Nordic collaboration, experimentation and self-expression. 

For this special edition of the Musician’s Playlist, 6 musicians involved with the project each pick a track for your listening pleasure…

1. Torsten & Sigurd – Venter i hagen

Beautiful and pleasant sounds that create a pleasant airy landscape to be in – and yet are exciting and imaginative.

Recommended by Camilla Hole

2. Signe Emmeluth’s Amoeba – Nonsense

Signe’s creative compositions and the band’s wild interplay are just mega inspiring!

Recommended by Amalie Dahl

3. Jonáš Gruska – Spevy 

I find this album as a beautiful combination of recordings of sonic surroundings and a very personal touch on the musical material. There is a clarity and intimacy of sound.

Recommended by Michaela Turcerová

4. Saigon Rock & Soul – Tóc Mai Sợi Vắn Sợi Dài – Thanh Mai (Uneven Hair)

It is the combination of the raw sound/energy and the beautiful melodies. And the feeling of being sucked into a particularly historic time for me.

Recommended by Ly Tran

5. Cassandra Miller – ‘Just So’

Recommended by Michaela Antalová

6. Laurie Andersson – ‘Big Science’

This album from 1982 is a favorite of mine. When I heard it for the first time it immediately resonated with me – the rawness, the power and the fragility at the same time, as well as the unusual instrumentations. In my ears it still feels fresh, unique, actual and uncompromising although it was made more than 40 years ago!

Recommended by Maria Dybbroe