Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Terje Isungset`s new music and new band: "Sildrande" - Vossajazz 2017.

The new commissoned concert "Sildrande" had it`s World premiere at Vossajazz on April the 9th.
90 minutes of new music composed by Isungset.
The jazz magazine Down Beat wrote the following:

Isungset has come down off the mountain to create what was possibly the highlight of this year’s fest, in the form of a commissioned work, “Sildrande.” Isungset brought together a fairly all-star grouping of Norwegian players.
A fascinating suite of music that tapped into Norwegian folk, abstracted “free” zones, and a certain naturalistic idealism in sound—identifiably Nordic.

Line up for the concert:
Arve Henriksen – trompet, vokal
Sissel Vera Pettersen – vokal, elektronikk, saksofon
Morten Qvenild – piano
Nils Økland – feler
Mats Eden – feler
Mats Eilertsen – kontrabass
Terje Isungset: trommer, perkusjon, munnharpe
Asle Karstad – surround-lyddusj

Some photos by Vossajazz:

Some photos by Mats Eilertsen:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Plastic Fantastic!

Working on the production of the new project "Sustain" in Bergen for three weeks.
Environmental focused concert in collaboration with FN Sambandet (UNA).
All instruments, design, clothes etc are made out of garbage. Mainly plastic found at shore (taken from the North Sea).
Focusing on whales, fishes and birds dying because they do eat plastic.
New composed music, new instruments, new visuals, design etc.
Corner Teateret - Bergen.
Performances to be given to teenagers next week.

Official World Premiere at Festspillene i bergen May 25th 2017.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

GROUPA on tour in Germany this week

3.3. Mölln (Stadthauptmannshof) 20.00 
4.3. Bremen (Radio Bremen Sendesaal) 20.00 
5.3. Northeim (Alte Brauerei) 16.00 !!
7.3. Oldenburg /Oldb. (Wilhelm 13) 20.00
8.3. Hamburg (Heidbarghof) 20.00
9.3. Körle (Grüne Harfe) 20.00
10.3. Schlüchtern (KuKi) 20.00
11.3. Kappeln (Kirche Ellenberg, Folkclub Ostangeln) 20.00

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tokyo tour 2017

Some photos from 4 fantastic days in Tokyo.

Hotel view.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Terje Isungset Tokyo concerts this week!

Terje Isungset will do solo drums, percussion, mouth harp and rams horn concerts in Japan this week.

Feb 16  Seventh Wave at Ooi, Shinagawa District, Tokyo  

Feb 17  Pit Inn  Shinjuku, Shinjuku District, Tokyo    

Feb 18  Airegin   Yokohama City, Kanagawa

Feb 19  Candy     Inage, Chiba City, Chiba     

Photo by Knut Bry

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Icemusicfestival Geilo - a great success!

This years festival went fantastic.
Weather was magic.
Full Moon came just on time.
Great music.
Fantastic ice instruments.
Lots of audiences and sold out concerts.
Next festival will happen Jan 31 till Feb 4th 2018.