Active for more than a decade, through nine albums so far as Susanna and the Magical Orchestra/Susanna/Susanna Wallumrød, the Oslo based artist has recently been taking big steps towards greater independence and autonomy, while increasing the range of her considerable talents as a songwriter, vocal interpreter and producer.
Live, Susanna performs songs from her whole catalogue; performing both the wide ranging covers with which she has become synonymous, and her self-penned originals. She is an intensely arresting performer; holding audiences captive with her hypnoticing vocal timbre and the powerful, all consuming sound of her band, her concerts are truly magical.
Susanna has collaborated with the American artist Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Jenny Hval, The Cairo Gang, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Tord Gustavsen, Stian Westerhus, Motorpsycho’s Hans Magnus Ryan ‘Snah’, Deathprod + lots of other high quality musicians.
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra “List of Lights And Buoys” (Rune Grammofon 2004)
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra “Melody Mountain” (Rune Grammofon 2006)
Susanna “Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos” (Rune Grammofon 2007)
Susanna “Flower of Evil” (Rune Grammofon 2008)
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra “3” (Rune Grammofon 2009)
Susanna Wallumrød synger Gunvor Hofmo “Jeg vil hjem til menneskene” (Grappa 2011)
Giovanna Pessi, Susanna Wallumrød “If Grief Could Wait” (ECM 2011)
Susanna “Wild Dog” (Rune Grammofon/SusannaSonata 2012)
OUT NOW Susanna and Ensemble neoN ‘The Forester’ (SusannaSonata 2013)
“If there were any doubts that Susanna is a world-class singer/songwriter, Wild Dog should put them to rest.”
All Music (US)
“Maybe it’s something about northern latitudes that makes the piano-playing Norwegian songwriter Susanna sound like she could join
the Canadian sorority of musicians like Joni Mitchell and Feist: limpid-voiced, open-hearted, musically idiosyncratic and touched with mystery.”
New York Times (US)
“Exquisitely sung, swept over with stormy emotions, “Wild Dog”´s autumnal mysteries are alluring indeed.” 4/5.
“The timbre of Susanna´s sublime voice guarantees a forlorn vulnerability, but beneath the jazz-folk-toned melancholia there´s a new dramatic intensity.” 8/10.