Here is a collection of news. My new cd "Kreken" has already gotten very nice reviews here and there. Here are some links to the reviews:

The Milk Factory (in English)
Groove.no
Bergen Tidende
Aftenposten

The cd or the cd+10" vinyl special edition can be ordered at runegrammofon or from me at the alog shop

Some phonophani concerts are lined up for the autumn:
20/10 - Ekkofestivalen, Bergen
21/ 10 - Bimhuis, Amsterdam
19/11 and 22/11 - Les Boreales festival, Caen, France (together with Pierre Bastien)
24/11 -- Japan tour (details TBA)

Inbetween this I also will do some shows with Verdensteatret (http://www.verdensteatret.com) as I have been involved quite a lot with sound and instrument design for their latest show. The premiere is on Blackbox in Oslo on the 8. September.

Now, I am on my way for a stay at the SUMU new media art residency in Turku, Finland - so if you live in Finland please tell me if something is going on this month!

Kreken by phonophani

A music video was just released to accompany the track "Kreken". Marte Aas, an artist collaborateur/friend of mine filmed the material with super-8 and I edited it down together with the music. It was quite a new experience for me to edit film to music and not the other way around! Check it out below in a previous post - the track is based on an old norwegian fiddle music piece (Tussebrura) from wax-rolls that I have electronically reworked.

The term "folk music" was invented by nineteenth-century scholars to describe the music of peasantry, age-old and anonymous. To me it means homemade-type music played mainly by ear, arising out of older traditions but with a meaning for today. (Pete Seeger, 1972)

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