The “KORK Jazz” series at NRK is now streaming globally, and the captivating concert featuring Susanna and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) is now available at

Photo: Stine Heimsvik

“The stage is finally set for collaboration between Susanna Wallumrød and the Broadcasting Orchestra!” wrote Jan Fredrik Heyerdahl, and the music has received rave reviews.

“Susanna Wallumrød befester med «Baudelaire & Orchestra» posisjonen som en av våre fremste komponister, vokalister og lydmalende poeter i spennet mellom populærmusikken, rocken, popen og samtidsmusikken.”  

6/6 Dagsavisen

“… KORK’s graceful scoring and Susanna’s full-blooded yet supremely detailed voicing make this a treat for Björk and late-60’s Scott Walker fans alike.”


Susanna has set poems by Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) to music from his once-forbidden collection “Les Fleurs du Mal”. KORK is known for its progressive approach, diversity and willingness to tackle challenging and contemporary music of all types. The music was arranged by Jarle G. Storløkken, with contributions from innovative composer Jan Martin Smørdal –who was awarded the Nordheim Prize in 2022. Christian Eggen – one of Norway’s top conductors – leads the orchestra, which was produced and mastered by Deathprod.

The addition of the orchestra, plus Stina Stjern weaving in extra textures on cassettes and recorders, and vocals by experimental singer Anita Kaasbøll (Bladed, Feathered Friends, Trondheim Voices), bring out the full spectrum of Baudelaire’s strange universe: a lush and sensuous garden where snakes lurk in the undergrowth and poisonous flowers may afflict the unwary.

See the mesmerizing collaboration between Susanna and KORK at