echo + seashell are the artists Henna Hyvärinen (Finland) and Susan Kooi (Netherlands). Their collaboration consists out of live music performances, videos and exhibitions. Critics have varied from 'East London meets Scandinavia?' to the duo using the word 'baby' too much. The music is often produced in collaboration with different musicians, resulting in variations in both style and genre. The lyrics and way of speaking form the core, the “baby soul” of echo + seashell.
echo + seashell have performed amongst others at Paradiso, de Appel Arts Centre, Vondelbunker, OT301 and for Girls Like Us at Butchers Tears in Amsterdam, Flutgraben in Berlin, Sorbus in Helsinki, UP STATE in Zurich, the Others in Turin, the Antagon Festival in Turku, Fokidos in Athens, the Legion in Calgary, Banff Centre in Banff and Selectors in Vancouver.
Kooi and Hyvärinen made a musical during an artist in residency at Hotel Maria Kapel in Hoorn, and have been performing and giving artist talks at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Lethbridge University and at the Studium Generale at Royal Academy in the Hague. In 2016 Perro Verlag published 'Nature', a collection of echo+seashell songtexts in a printed format.