Sunday, December 20, 2009
The fantastic all Ears festival for improvised music in Oslo is due in mid January. The festival is organized by musicans Guro Moe, Kjetil Møster, Paal Nilssen-Love and Lasse Marhaug. The line up has brilliant names such as C. Spencer Yeh, Zach Hill, Frode Gjerstad, Stian Westerhus, Paul Lytton and many more.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
In 2010, the fantastic Norwegian label Pica Disk will release one new Jazkamer CD every month. It will be 12 different albums, and each release will vary as much as Jazkamer has varied the sound and line-up over the years, such as:
• First studio recordings of the metal line-up since ”Metal Music Machine” album
• New ”Art Breaker”-style grindcore recordings
• New ”Panic”-style broken-blues material
• Collaborations with John Wiese, Putrefier, Government Alpha and others
• Material with regular four-piece line-up of Hegre, Marhaug, Gross and Drønen
• And more.
To make it easy obtaining them all, it is also possible to subscribe. More information at the Jazkamer site.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Festival free download album
As all the years before, Go To Gate Records is releasing a festival album with artists from the line-up to promote the festival. This years album is released as a free download here.
All artists are final!
Finally everything is final. Legends as Geoff Leigh and Peter Brötzmann (Hairy Bones) are some of the new names presented today. We have also extended the program with some minor happenings on daytime as well, and there is also made room for a festival nachspiel. Check out the program for details. Here are all of this years artists:
Check out the program for more details!
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Maja S.K. Ratkje and Lasse Marhaug joins forces on their "Music For Gardening" CD. The forth entry in Ratkje and Marhaug's "Music For"-collaborative series, is meant to inspire the listener to spend more time in their garden taking care of their plants (I might spend more time inside listening to Pica releases).
Australian soundwizard Will Guthrie has created two intense pieces of drums/electronics. War metal drumming meets free-noise spazz bliss on both sides of the new "Spike-S" 7" single.
Oren Ambarchi and Lasse Marhaug did a tour of China in 2005, and they not only performed live, they also did some location recordings and studiorecordings. A tapestry of this is presented on the "Devil Wolf Men" 7" single.
Monday, August 03, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
On this Thursday, the 28th of May, I will participate in a special concert in Bodø Kulturhus, our main concert hall. As the last of a series of five concerts dedicated to our own hometown, Bodø, this concert will try and look towards the future somehow, how will it be to be humans. There will be dancers, choirs, a small orchestra performing various pieces to adress this. Classical composer Arnt Håkon Ånesen has also composed a brand new piece for Bodø Sinfonietta, a 14 piece orchestra, called "Historicism", and as a final I have been asked to deconstruct it somehow. I will sample parts of the piece during the concert, and use this as the only soundsources for my performance. I have also had access to the score and in co-operation with the conductor created loops for each instrument, only from the score. The Sinfonietta will play these loops during my performance and this will also be a part of my deconstruction of Ånesens piece. So, if you are around our parts of the world, you should not miss this special event.
More info for Norwegian readers here and here
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
March 27th 2009
Faust (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Herve Peron, James Johnston, Geraldine Swayne, James Hodson) and local guests, will be performing their new program at the Borealis Festival of Contemporary Music in Bergen, Norway
April 18th 2009
Faust (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Herve Peron, Geraldine Swayne, James Hodson, with guests Uwe Bastien, Terry Edwards & Ronny Wærnes (!)) will be performing during the kosmisk kveld Festival, at the Rockefeller Theater in Oslo, Norway
September 12th 2009
Faust (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Herve Peron, James Johnston, Geraldine Swayne, James Hodson) will be performing at the Numusic Festival in Stavanger, Norway
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
In addition to that The Drones Club released a compilation CD with tracks from the artists participating in the 2-day festival in London last weekend. Artists where:
Phil Wilson (UK), Giant Paw (UK), The Grand Erector (UK), Ectogram (Wales), S/T (Germany) , Faust (DMZ) (appearing only on CD),Traummaschine (Spain), Ronny Wærnes (Norway). Probably available through the Drones Club myspace.
Finally I have done a compilation CDR called "Så Langt og Lenger mot Nord", and consists of various recordings over the last years, most of them previously unreleased. It is released on Go To Gate records, and will be available from the label.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009