Vaya Quartet and Trondhjems Kvinnelige Studentersangforening
Transform are truly proud of merging the highly talented Bulgarian quartet “Vaya” with our own Trondhjems Female Student Singers Association, TKS. The distinctive sounds of women’s choirs in Bulgarian folk music come from their unique rhythms with asymmetric beats like 7, 9, 11 or 15/16, harmony and vocal production. Characteristic polyphony, such as the use of close intervals and the singing of a drone accompaniment underneath the melody, are some examples. We are truly looking forward for this unique collaboration and the result from it!
The vocal quartet “Vaya” from Bulgaria was established by four young folk singers who graduated from the Academy of Music Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv. They were
fortunate enough to work under Dora Hristova, the conductor of the world-famous choir “The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices”, and their repertoire consists of principles from traditional folk songs infused with contemporary pieces composed by young artists.
Trondhjems Female Student Singers Association was founded in 1930 and celebrates 88 years in 2018. They are one of the oldest women’s choirs in Norway and count 80 singers with weekly rehearsals and a busy schedule throughout the year.