Anne Pajunen is a Swedish singer and viola player, performance artist and composer who describes herself as having “one foot in contemporary music, the other one in music theatre and performance art”. At this year’s GIOFest, Anne has created an exclusive audiovisual piece. As the founder and artistic leader of Swedish Modern Opera ensemble (House of SMOK) and L’ORCHESTRE DISPARU, Anne has produced and performed over 20 stage productions since 1994. Much of her interest lies in working with contemporary music and improvisation in staged concepts with a strong visual profile. With the use of live electronics and video combined with a virtuoso style, Anne creates stunning and original performances with a distinct dramatic touch.