Great reviews for ‘Koan’

So glad that the album has been so well received! Looking forward to the next concert at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival on the 11th July! kl 20:00 at Literaturhaus!LINK

“Traditional melody singing is rare, the voice is more like an element from which the multilayered colourful and often dramatic whole. … again the name of Johanna Sulkunen is a guarantee for attractiveness and high quality. “ Pentti Ronkainen, Suomijazz

“Johanna Sulkunen har lavet et album, der er gådefuldt og mystisk. Der er en dragende stemning, hvor Sulkunen formår at fange os ind som lyttere. Ude fra set er det måske bare en omgang avantgardistisk vokaleksperimenteren. Bruger du tiden på projektet og kommer ind i det, så er det her, der sker noget. Et “noget” der ikke kan eller vil eller skal forklares.”
Niels Overgård. Jazznyt

“ Her new found language and manipulated voice are used as a provocative Kōan. Forcing the listener to adopt a fresh, a deep listening-meditative approach, sometimes even dream state of mind to language and voices.” Eyal Hareuveni. Salt Peanuts.

Koan that is recorded partly in Japan, Sulkunen has moved far from her excellent previous two albums… Koan invites the listener to be also a questioner and especially to question a way how to listen.” Harri Uusitorppa. Helsingin Sanomat.

TWO RELEASES on their way!

I will release the first album on my SOLO PROJECT ‘Sonority’ on the 11th Mai 2018 on ILK.
It’s only voice and the machines and it is very exciting indeed! I will tell more about this soon!

IKI will release their third album ‘ORACLE’ on the 23rd of March 2018. The album is produced by Mike Sheridan and we will be playing release concerts starting from March!

IKI single and a new album!

We are with IKI soon releasing our first single from the upcoming album “Oracle”! The album is made in co-operation with the Danish electronic artist Mike Sheridan. Stay tuned!

Here’s a picture from our concert at the “Stimmungen” festival in Cologne!

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival is around the corner! It will be a very inspiring program for me this year!

Johanna Elina “Belonging” (Anders Filipsen, Henrik Olsson, Håkon Berre) will perform on the 14th July at 20:00 @ Vanløse Kulturhus. Before us performs the Norwegian talent Natalie Sandtorv, who is going to release her Debut album in October!


You should absolutely check out these great projects!

Joel Illerhag & The Nephilim Ensemble

11th July @ Blågårds Konsertkirken at 19:00
13th July @ Huset Magstræde at 14:30


10th July @ Literaturhaus at 19:00

Hope you can join us, it’ll be great!


Hi from Japan!
I’m currently working on a new project here in Japan, which I’m looking forward to telling you more soon… Until then you can still buy the latest album “Belonging” for example iTunes or here!