We are delighted to welcome two new participants in the mentorship programme:
Anna von Hausswolff (Sweden) – www.annavonhausswolff.org
Claire M Singer (Scotland) – www.clairemsinger.com
You can find out further information here
Monthly Archives: December 2015
1st January 2016 – Guerrilla 11
A messy rather personal collage of edits, sounds, and music from here, mixed together on a hot mac on the sofa, facing south. The tops of my legs are pink again.
Another day, another guerrilla…
The Guardian open their Best Experimental Music of 2015 list with Philip Jeck’s “Cardinal” album. They write: “The electronic composer Philip Jeck returned with his first release in five years. His gothic and spacious Cardinal felt like a weighty career summation. Compacted tonalities bleed into each other – “a sleepy walk threading through familiar streets,” says Jeck – as vinyl sources and treated instrumental sounds drift through chimerical drones.”
Biosphere and Ánde Somby – whose album “Yoiking With The Winged Ones” will be released on vinyl and download by Ash International in January 2016 – are both featured in BBC Radio 3’s “Northern Lights: Tromso” programme.
As part of Radio 3’s Northern Lights season, Petroc Trelawny explores musical responses to the dark northern winters in Tromso, the Norwegian “capital of the Arctic”.
Petroc explores the region’s rich folk music heritage, with its traditions from northern Norway and from the Sami people, known for their yoik style of singing. He visits the folk music collection at the Tromsø Museum with curator Ola Graff, meets with Sami singers Ande Somby and Berit Alette Mienna, and sees children at one of the city’s primary schools continuing the yoiking tradition.
Tromsø is also well known for its cutting-edge electronic music scene. One of the genre’s pioneers is Geir Jenssen, aka Biosphere, who uses the Arctic landscape both as inspiration for his electronic music, and literally, with field recordings including the sound of frozen lakes. He takes Petroc on a journey of sonic discovery around the fjords, tunnels and snow-capped peaks near his home on the island of Senja.
The North Norwegian Opera and Symphony Orchestra, and amateur choir Arctic Voices are also featured in this 45 minute broadcast and downloadable podcast.