KARIN REHNQVIST (born 1957) is one of Sweden’s best known and most widely performed composers. From chamber music to orchestral, stage and vocal works, she has blazed a unique cross-genre trail, exploring the borderland between art and folk music, and evolving a highly distinctive compositional and performance style. 

One of her signature motifs is the extraordinary vocal technique of Kulning, the ancient call of Nordic herding girls to drive in their flocks. 

A restless innovator, her repertoire is marked by an uncompromising invention, raw emotional power and the icy shock of the new.