Photo: Vanessa Riki
Anni Elif Egecioglu is a Swedish-Turkish singer, cellist and composer based in Finland since 2008. The versatile artist is at home in a number of genres, including pop, classical and jazz and is a strong presence in many internationally recognised Finnish groups. Now she celebrates her first solo album Edith, written to the texts of one of Finland's best-known female poets, Edith Södergran. The album is a combination of ambitious compositions, futuristic soundscapes and improvisation. Anni Elif's musical language and her nuanced voice match perfectly with the visionary of Södergran's verse and the futurism and symbolism of the time.