Friday Nights at NGV: Interview with Jenny Hval

We interviewed Jenny Hval, who will be headlining Friday Nights at NGV on 22 January 2016.

Describe your sound in 5 words or less?
Failing on both accounts.

If your music was an artwork what would it look like?

Do you have a favourite artist/artwork?
Chris Kraus.

What song do you wish you wrote?
Heart and Bones by Paul Simon, and Alice Coltrane’s Divine Songs album.

What part of making music excites you the most?

What can someone expect from your live show?
A very soft apocalypse.

Tell us about the last song or album you created?
It’s called Apocalypse, girl and that is how I created the very soft apocalypse. It was also inspired by karaoke, noise, a bunch of films, and the art of asking questions.

What is your favourite part of being involved in Friday Nights at NGV?
Laura Jean played the same concert series! She’s my favourite Aussie artist, and one of my favourite artists/people of all time.

Andy Warhol famously said: ‘Art is what you can get away with.’ How would you respond?
“I like your wig, do you like mine?”

Ai Weiwei once said: ‘A small act is worth a million thoughts.’ How would you respond?
“Did you mean a million tweets?”

What else are you working on now? Or where are you next touring?
I’m going to Mexico in March.