ALVA, two kindred spirits drawn to each other and tied by a strong musical bond.
A passion for music drew them both to Dublin, Ireland, where they studied music and honed their craft. A world away from their roots, it was an urban hub that touched their sound, staying with them as they headed in search of a different kind of inspiration, starting another chapter in Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Now coming back to their origins, being surrounded by the enchanted woods of the Black Forest in Germany, they never lack inspiration.
Their art is a dancer between two worlds: the urban and the natural; evoking the modernity of city life while drawing from the dark melancholy of their origins. Somewhere between art pop and folktronica, they explore a distinct perspective and a fascination with the human condition in its many guises.
Jannike works as a singer and pianist and Jan as a guitarist.
They are also part of SISUCUNDA, a free jazz, avantgarde collective by the Finish-Danish bassist and composer Otso Kasperi Mielonen.
Additionally, they work as composers and arrangers and have already worked for theatre and short film productions such as “I” directed by Catagogo Theatre Collective, "No God Before Me" or "180 Man" by the Irish playwright Cearúil Swords.
Café Einstein, Emden, GERMANY postponed
Tonfink, Lübeck, GERMANY postponed
Kloster, Haslach im Kinzigtal, GERMANY
Jazzclub Lippstadt e.V. / Atelier T8, Lippstadt, GERMANY