Pernille Rübner-Petersen

Singer, songwriter and performer

film director and writer - Master of Arts in Modern Culture

In various contexts, I work and perform with singing, music, film, and words.

I play the piano and work with improvisation and different musicians.

Related to my music production I design music videos and other visual material.

Having directed plays on stage as well as having written and directed films, my work in theatre and with films is reflected in my music, songwriting, and singing. It tends to be dramatic and theatrical, yet also atmospheric and evocative.

In articles, I write about cultural and artistic issues – e.g. about film, gender, sexuality, and identity.

Studies in Performance and Gender (2015/16) at Brunel University, London.


EP releases:

SLEEPLESS – song works 2020

I Saw You – song works 2019

CD albums:

Becoming Human 2015

When I Was A Soldier 2014

The Book of the Mermaid 2009

Film, video, and theatre production:

Blodet i kog / Boiling Blood Trailer 2022

The Fairy Knows Trailer – 2021

Mermaid Trailers – 2013-22

When I Was A Soldier – Music videos 2014-16

Gonna Love You /The book of the Mermaid – Music video 2012

Et barn / A Child  – English subtitles(36 min.) – Short film 2009

‘A Child’ is available for screening at the Danish Libraries homepage and here with English subtitles. 

Rewards: winner of manuscript contest incurred by The Gay & Lesbian  Copenhagen Film Festival /Mix Copenhagen 2003

Kvinde i det 21. / Årh. Woman in the 21st. Century (10 min) – Film essay 2001

3 Sisters – Physical theatre performance based on the play Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. The Janus Theatre 1995

Donna Joanna and the Restless Desire – An interpretation of Molière’s Don Juan with a female seducer, Donna Joanna. Cocoon Spitfire 1992

Jesper, min elskede / Jesper, my love /  (40min.) – Short film 1990

Books (in Danish):

En rose i andres hænder (A Rose in the Hands of Others)

A contribution to the anthology De røde sko – Feminisme nu (The Red Shoes – Feminism Now) 2002

Åbenmundet (Open-Mouthed / Outspoken) – Collection of poems 2001