19June2010 Cinema and Crop Circles



Videos by Marte Aas now exhibited at the National Gallery in Oslo. Music by Espen Sommer Eide. More information here.
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03August2010 phonophani - kreken

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13August2010 Phonophani news and concerts

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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01November2010 Upcoming shows

Some very special phonophani shows coming up in November. 

First up are my collaboration with french instrument builder extraordinaire, Pierre Bastien. We will play two concerts as part of the Les Borealés festival in Caen, France. 

19. Nov 21h Auditorium de Bayeux
22. Nov 21h Maison de l’étudiant, Caen

More concerts with this project are being planned for 2011.

Following this I will do two special edition duo concerts as Phonophani + Sigbjørn Apeland (Harmonium). 

28. Nov 17h Blackbox, Dostoevsky Literary-Memorial Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
1. Des 20h AB, Brussels, Belgium

See you there!

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24January2011 Phonophani Japan Tour 16.-26. February

Finally all is ready for the Phonophani tour of Japan! Together with Sigbjørn Apeland and Alexander Rishaug I will play a series of concerts, many of them in collaboration with local japanese artists. 

The dates and venues are:

16.2 Tokyo, Gift
17.2 Kyoto, Urbanguilde 
18.2 Osaka, Common Cafe
19.2 Kobe, Guggenheim House
24.2 Nara, Sample, White Room
25.2 Nagoya, K.D.Japon
26.2 Tokyo, Soup

And here are some of the musicians we will meet up with:

Sean Roe electronics
http://www.myspace.com/sseeaannrrooee
Yosuke Fujita - Pipe organ
http://fujita-yosuke.moo.jp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9G8c25GqIY&feature=player_embedded
Haco - voice/electronics
http://www.myspace.com/hacohaco
Reiko Imanishi - koto
http://www.myspace.com/reikoimanishi                  
Ali Moromoto - toy instruments and Game Boys 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SJV5R0vONo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTx19PsH_7A
Akinori Yamazaki - guitar 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9J8eVrNEJc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ24MgDEr58
Tim Olive - guitar/electronics 
http://www.myspace.com/timolive
Yasuhiro Usui - guitar Ryoko Ono - alto sax Taro
Tatsumaki - drums 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqgDPmgKAmg
ZONZONO - sampler/electronics 
Hosomi Sakana - electronics 
http://www.myspace.com/sakanahosomi
http://www.myspace.com/video/sakanahosomi/to-fill-you-up-to-empty-you-hosomi/25391640

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12February2011 Spring dates

Some more Phonophani dates for March:

5. March: HKS, Bergen (music for Len Lye film).
11. March: Knipsu, Bergen (presentation/performance "the sound of dead languages")
23. March: Blå, Oslo (with Pierre Bastien)
24. March: Borealis/Landmark, Bergen (with Pierre Bastien)
27. March: Presences Electronique / GRM, Paris
31. March: Athens (with Pierre Bastien)

See you there!


13February2011 Black Warrior Review: Sound Art

A new issue of Black Water Review is out. Including a sound art section were I contribute a track "Mjuklia". Check it out. 5. Mjuklia by aagnone
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28February2011 Immaterials: Light Painting WIFI

Einar Sneve Martinussen, Timo Arnall and Jørn Knutsen just released a great WIFI lightpainting video. Music score by Phonophani.

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi from Timo on Vimeo.

This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs.

A four-metre long measuring rod with 80 points of light reveals cross-sections through WiFi networks using a photographic technique called light-painting.

More here:
http://www.nearfield.org/2011/02/wifi-light-painting
http://yourban.no/2011/02/22/immaterials-light-painting-wifi/

Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/timo/sets/72157626020532597/

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