03September2007 New live dates

Some new dates have been added to our autumn schedule, including a surprise phonophani performance in Geneva this Wednesday.

04.-08.12.07 alog, Madeira (Dig Festival), Portugal
20.10.07 alog, Amsterdam (Bimhuis), Netherlands
14.-15.9.07 alog, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Madrid
6.10.07 phonophani w. Marius Watz, microscope session, Dresden, Germany
5.09.07 phonophani, Geneva, Switzerland


09August2007 USB - UNITED STATES OF BARENTS


What do people in the Barents Region have in common - other than the notion of living on the periphery? What happens now when the region experiences a potential change from periphery to center? Why is everybody speaking English to each other? Is the opening of the first IKEA store in the region a major event in the history of the Barents?

USB is a performance that investigates these and other questions; questions dealing with local, global and northern identity, the power of definition, borders, similarities and differences in the Arctic, and the love of IKEA.

Welcome to the brave new world of the United States of Barents!

Amund Sjølie Sveen is an artist and percussionist from northern Norway who developed USB (United States of Barents) originally after taking part in the artistic research project Connection Barents in June 2006. USB was premiered in the Barents Spektakel-festival, in Kirkenes, January 2007. An Internet version of the USB presentation was made especially for this Region in focus.

via LabforCulture


18June2007 Alog - Son of King


Alog´s newest music video. From their album Amateur. The video is made by moscow-based painter/director Julia Zastava, and was shot in the old palace of the Orlov family. The video is inspired by the murder of the russian Tsar and his family in 1918.

Click here to see the video now! (flash 8).

Also available in larger sized Quicktime and on YouTube.

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01June2007 A HOLE AT THE POLE

This time next year, Kentucky based physicist and futurist Brooks Agnew hopes to board the commercially owned Russian icebreaker Yamal in the port of Murmansk, and to sail into the polar sea just beyond Canada's Arctic islands...

Mr. Agnew is the latest in a long line of people to peddle the nutty, yet persistent, theory that humans live on the surface of a hollow planet, in which two undiscovered openings, near the North and South poles, connect the outer Earth with an interior realm...

While he insists the journey has a genuine scientific purpose, Mr. Agnew also says the expedition will include several experts in meditation, mythology and UFOs, as well as a team of documentary filmmakers...

If the polar opening isn't there, the voyage "will still make an outstanding documentary," he promises.

more info at the national post


22May2007 Double LP now available

Finally the double vinyl edition of Amateur has arrived! Each of the four sides can be heard as a standalone musical work. Engraved with DMM quality sound made from high quality mastering by Helge Sten and enveloped by a gatefold cover designed by Kim Hiorthøy - this is how the album was intended to be heard and seen! Click on the alogshop link and place your order.

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22May2007 A VISITOR FROM CUBA


April 63, needing a break after the bay of pigs invasion, Fidel Castro travelled to Murmansk. Here he is seen visiting the local pioneers.


10May2007 MURMANSK 2007: Distribution of the Sensible

Images of buildings and non-buildings in Murmansk, Russia taken in may 2007 by Espen Sommer Eide


12April2007 ALOG - AMATEUR


CD and double LP gatefold release date: 23.04.2007

Tracklist
Side A
son of king
a throne for the common man
write your thoughts in water
Side B
sleeping instruments
the beginner
the learning curve
Side C
turn back. undo
a book of lightning
the future of norwegian wood
exit virtuoso
Side D
bedlam emblem
the northeast passage

Order Amateur here
More info here

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24March2007 Sonus barentsicus

A video from the sound installation at the Northern Lights Festival by Phonophani


Tweets

13December2006 Madeira photos

Here are some flikcr photos from the Generator X concert with phonophani on Madeira:


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24November2006 Generator X Madeira

Phonophani will play as part of a Generator X evening on Madeira 8. december. More info at madeiradig

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24November2006 Phonophani at Nordlysfestivalen

Phonophani has been commisioned to make an opening piece for the Nordlys festival in Tromsø, Norway. It will be performed live 22. january 2007 outdoors in the snowstorm, and is a quadrophonic piece called "The electronic campfire".

Also during the festival an audio installation will be on display at Kulturhuset. It will be based on contributions by anyone using their mobile phones as a recording device. So call the no. +47 934 333 66 and leave your favorite sound now!

more info at nordlysfestivalen.no

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27October2006 Jukebox Buddha

Alogs remix of the FM3 buddha machine has arrived.

"On "Jukebox Buddha", the first chapter of Buddha version, disciples of many levels stretch, compress, reconfigure, rub and dust, fuck around with the nine floating loops clipped out from FM3's confrontational world of quiet."

Listen to it:
a dragon lies listening

www.staubgold.com

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19September2006 A quickjump

to the Alog liveset/interview on WFMU aired Monday 06/09/18

http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/20442

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18September2006 Alog live on WFMU

Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU

Alog
Monday, September 18th, Midnight - 3am
on Hatch's show
With compositions that utilize laptop computers, electric guitar, tape loops, samples, field recordings and a wide variety of acoustic and electronic instruments, this duo defies easy categorization. Earlier this year Alog won the Spellemannprisen -- Norway's most prestigious music award -- for their third release on the eminent Rune Grammofon label. Fresh off their first stateside tour, Espen (a.k.a Phonophani) and Dag-Are will pay a visit to the WFMU studios for an exclusive live performance and interview.

www.wfmu.org

If you are not tuned into the live stream, you can listen to it in the archives tomorrow.

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