Johanna Orellana is a Norwegian flutist and composer based in Oslo. Her rare, expressive, and atmospheric improvisations have already caught international attention. She combines her classical training with influences from contemporary music, folklore, electronic music and free jazz, which puts her cosmic wanderings into a tradition somewhere between Maggi Payne and Don Cherry.
After several musical collaborations with Carmen Villain and Anja Lauvdal, amongst others, she is now debuting as a solo artist. Las Camelias,Tres Esquinas, her debutalbum, released on Smalltown Supersound earlier this year, is a deeply personal ode to Orellana's deceased father as a political refugee sought refuge in Norway in the 70s. Through a clean-cut exploration of the relationship between breath and instrument constructs a captivating sonic landscape. A range of flutes and techniques is combined with audio recordings from her father's garden in Tres Esquinas, where he spent the last days before his death. The album was produced and mixed by Carmen Hillestad (Carmen Villain) and mastered by Helge Sten (Deathprod).