Inga Liljeström (Australian vocalist/composer)
Inga Liljeström Inga Liljestrom is an Australian experimental singer-songwriter. Her musical style is broad and crosses many genres, from electronic to rock, folk, country, and avant garde. Originally from Bellingen on the north coast of New South Wales in Australia, Inga Studied jazz vocals at Southern Cross University, and it wasn't until moving to Sydney that she discovered an aptitude for composing. Her first group 'Helgrind' explored avant-garde rock with co-composer Felicity Fox. This led to solo explorations into electronics and string instruments for her two first albums 'Urchin' and later her critically acclaimed album 'Elk' on the Groovescooter label. She has been given four grants from the Australia Council for the Arts to compose her original music. She has performed and toured as guest singer with numerous groups such as jazz experimental group 'd.i.g' (Directions in Groove) for their album Curveystrasse; with Australian iconic group The Church, for their album El Momento Siguiente; made vocal contributions to "Dust Me Selecta" by Gerling which became a hit song and remixed Gotye's Mixed Blood. Since 1998, Liljestrom has released 5 albums (with a new one almost completed for release in 2013), one DVD and has performed many shows, including sold out performances at The Studio, Sydney Opera House; The Vanguard; 505; Sydney and Adelaide festivals; and also festivals in Europe including Czech Republique, Poland, France and more. Liljestrom toured and composed with the Branch Nebula production 'Paradise City', touring South America and regional Australia. In 2009 she relocated to Paris, France, and recorded 'Black Crow Jane', which resulted in a publishing and record deal with Emergence music, based in France. Her compositions and voice has also contributed to many films and television programs including feature 'Left Ear' by Andrew Wholley; and ABC's Rake series. In the last few years, she has been teaching University students in Europe and Australia as part of Residency programs, creating multi-media shows with art, music and film students.