Sunday, December 20, 2009

all Ears 2010

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

Varde live in China

Norwegian improv folk group Varde has been on a trip to China, promoting lates release "Folk". Here is a video from the gig in Wuhan.

More Videos uploaded on youtube.

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

Gig in Oslo w/ Kjetil Hanssen

Finally I will join forces with fantastic talented noisenic Kjetil Hanssen for the first time! We will be in Oslo @ Sound of Mu next Tuesday the 10th of November @ 2100 hrs. This is a FREE gig, and we will do our best to make it worth all the money! For Norwegian speakers, more here

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nødutgangfestival 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:


Next Life

Lasse Jensen

Synkron Ulyd

Second Reality

Petter O Hanna

To Festivalsjefer

Karstein Djupdal


Geoff Leigh (UK)

Mouches Volantes

Origami Emergencyka

Hosho (USA/Tyskland)

Geraldine Swayne (film)

Hairy Bones (Ger/Jap/It/Nor)

GX and the Haters (USA/Can)

Zanstones w/Zan Hoffman (USA)

Bodycocktail w/Zan Hoffman (USA)

Iancu Dumitrescu, Ana-Maria Avram (Rom) & Bodø Sinfonietta

Check out the program for more details!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Government Alpha, Will Guthrie & more from Pica Disk

Four new releases from one of my favourite labels, Pica Disk has just been announced. Firstly the Government Alpha "Resolution Of Remembrance 1992-1999" 4CD Box-Set looks just as fantastic as the Incapacitants box from earlier this year. Containing 4 CDs of 62 tracks, remastered from the original cassette and DAT-masters, the box also gives promises of obscure Japanese pure energy noise. Yasutoshi Yoshida's Government Alpha project is one of the leading names in Japanese noise from the 90s.

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

Going to Schiporst again!

Long time since any updates, but I have been in holiday mode for a while. Just stepping in to inform that I will be performing 28th of august in Schiporst, Germany again this year. Probably the best festival I have ever been to, managed by Fausts Jean-Hervé Peron and Carina Varain on their farm.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Deconstruction, electronic and acoustic

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

Faust in Norway

Norwegians (and anyone coming this way) watch out for upcoming gigs by legendary krautrockers Faust:
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

Meanwhile, you can enjoy the new Faust album, C'est Complique, just released, but contains recordings made in 2006. Available both on CD and vinyl!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More releases

German label Pure Pop For Now People have released a limited edition LP with cover tracks by S/T. It is called "Andy", as a present to Andy Wilson, and I have done a remix of the track Heilandsbächle, other artists include Phil Wilson, Ectogram and S/T. An even more limited CDR is apparently also on its way. Available from the label.

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

London and Wales gigs

I am happy to announce that I will visit Wales and London for some gigs later this month. It will be various gigs as I will be collaborating on some and doing solo sets as well. I have been invited to join Welsh poet Zöe Skoulding to perform together with her and Alan Holmes on a poetry night. I will do a live soundtrack performance to the film ”How I Fought Bravely the Thirst for Knowledge and What Happened Then” by Russian filmmaker Elena Golovnina. I also hope to perform live with my good friends in Ectogram. Anyway, here are the dates and places:

20/1-09 Ronny Wærnes @ The Klinker Club, Maggies Bar, London, UK
21/1-09 Ronny Wærnes, Ectogram, Klaus Kinski @ Anglesea Arms, Menai Bridge, Wales
22/1-09 Zoë Skoulding/Alan Holmes/Ronny Wærnes @ The Absurd, Yr Wyddgrug (Mold), Wales
24/1-09 Ronny Wærnes, Ectogram & more @ Drones Club night at The Others, London, UK
On 23-24 January 2009, the Drones Club returns to The Others for two evenings of avantgarde soundscapes, psychedelic space pop and motorik rhythms from S/T (Germany) and Phil Wilson/The June Brides (UK; on Friday 23 Jan) followed by Giant Paw (London), Ronny Wærnes (Norge), Traummaschine (España) and Ectogram (Cymru) on Saturday 24 January, with more to be confirmed.