Karin Ericsson Back

Nordic Folk – Kulning – Swedish traditional singing – Voice improvisation


Karin Ericsson Back is a Swedish folk musician and composer. Her main instrument is her voice and she has folk singing and kulning (swedish herding call) as areas of expertise. Since the mid 1990s she has toured in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the USA.

Karin compose and arrange music for her solo acts, for her vocal trio Irmelin and in collaboration with other musicians. She is regularly employed as a kulning soloist at major events and has participated with singing/kulning and composed music for several productions in Sweden and internationally, for example the upcoming film The Northman.

Karin’s music is direct, honest, repetitive and often with a lot of room for improvisation in the moment. With a great knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music, she creates melodies and sound worlds that touch the listeners.

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