20:00 – 21:00
Sissel Vera Pettersen
Mia Marlen Berg
Live Maria Roggen
Asle Karstad – Sound design and Maccatrol
About TRONDHEIM VOICES
Trondheim Voices consists of some of Norways finest improvising vocalists. A cutting edge ensemble, who have made solid statements as developers within vocal- and improvised music, expanding the traditional concert format, searching for new music in the interaction between the singers, the audience, the surroundings and new technology.
Each singer’s extended vocal techniques, individuality and timbre results in a unique quality to the groups collective tone. Through the use of their unique effect controllers “Maccatrols”, they create wide electroacoustic soundscapes, subtle noise, hauntingly beautiful chorals, and ambient beats. Free improvisation plays a vital part in their concerts, but also incorporating original compositions from the group members and music written for the ensemble by composers such as Jon Balke, Ståle Storløkken and Christian Wallumrød.
Norways leading sound designer Asle Karstad has exclusively developed and designed the effect controller ”Maccatrol” for the ensemble: a small wireless box carried on the body, enabling each singer to move freely, individually processing themselves in the room, using effects and loops. The singers perform within a surround setup, sharing space with the audience and breaking down the barrier of the conventional stage setting. This gives the audience a unique listening experience.
”All sorts of music were briefly referenced, from the highly melodic Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter mode through to the sort of fragmented expressionism that might be associated with Diamanda Galas and Yoko Ono, but nothing seemed tricksy or contrived. Their long experience of working together was evident in the way the whole thing was spontaneously shaped into a striking dramatic unity.”
-Richard Williams, music publicist/director Jazzfest Berlin, UK
“Norways most exciting and innovative vocal ensemble”.. “brings collective vocal art to places it has never been before”
-Tor Hammerø, NO
”Grippingly beautiful, grippingly raw and brutal”
-Johan Hauknes, Salt Peanus, NO
Tickets: 100/50 DKK