Anna, Anna, Anna. Three times seeing you in as many years, and you never fail to amaze me. The first two were in perfectly acceptable surroundings - Stockholm's Fasching, and at Oslo in Hackney - but neither can compare to a venue like St John on Bethnal Green.

Anna von Hausswolff's music for me is best described as loud, deep, passionate and intense which was perfectly matched by Sir John Soane's imposing 19th Century church. We started the night with the instrumental heavy 'Discovery' - which slowly, slowly builds into chants of "RUN! RUN! RUN!", sung much more powerfully than on the album. You're immediately set you up for an evening of fierce performance and theatrics - something you can always rely on Anna to produce and deliver.

She continues with the same power and gusto I've become accustomed to with Anna's live performances. There's something about her music that makes you feel like you can sit back and enjoy noise, being screamed at, and just bathing in the sound she so magnificently creates. The set list worked so well for this too. The (relative) quiet of 'En Ensam Vandrare' leading into the shouts and screams of 'Evocation' left us as the audience on edge - in the most positive of ways.

My favourite part of the evening was when Anna did something I've never seen her do before - walk! While von Hausswolff is a master of performances that take in light, sound, and ambience, it was great to have her become part of the audience, if only for a song. And while a lot of her tracks aren't suitable for wandering- lacking lyrics isn't the most conducive to this - that teeny tiny extra bit of interaction made me feel even more personally affected by Anna.

With two standing ovations and a great encore - a tribute version of 'Warszawa' by David Bowie - it was clear that I wasn't the only one who enjoyed themselves at this gig. As with all of von Hausswolff's music, the intensity can become too much, especially if this is your first listen. While I don't think this is a negative, it can sometimes be hard to fully involve yourself with the music without feeling you might become drained - I definitely left feeling a little emotionally exhausted. But that's where the power of her music lies.

Anna's show was part of this year's Convergence festival.

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