Thursday, 16 October 2008
Jana Winderen, ALOG, Alexander Rishaug & Marius Watz Live
Jana Winderen, who participated in the last Junkroom Event (Vol 6) will be on a short visit to Japan with two concerts booked. The first is on 22nd October in Osaka at AD &A Gallery and the second is in Tokyo at Superdeluxe on 24th October. The Tour also includes ALOG, Alexander Rishaug & Marius Watz. Details about the venues and artists can be found below. Highly recommended !!!
ALEXANDER RISHAUG & MARIUS WATZ
LIVE at AD & A Gallery, OSAKA 22.10 – 07.30 pm
ALEXANDER RISHAUG & MARIUS WATZ
+ secret guests
LIVE at Superdeluxe, Tokyo 24.10 – 08.00 pm
The tour is supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Tokyo and MIC/UD.
Booked and organized by Tetsuro Yasunaga.
ALEXANDER RISHAUG is a sound artist, producer and musician based in Oslo, Norway. His sound is melodic, melancholic and quiet. With minimalistic electronics, abstract beats, glitches and digital noise, he explores tones and textures creating a detailed, rich and subtle sound. Always with a sharp focus on structure, rythm and melodies. Rishaug is also a part of the improv trio ARM with Arne Borgan and Are Mokkelbost (Single Unit) wich has sparked off collaborations with musicians such as Håkon Kornstad, Martin Hornthvedt, Ivar Grydeland, Ingar Zach, John Hegre, Jørgen Træen, Toshimaru Nakamura and Salvatore.
MARIUS WATZ is a Norwegian artist and designer who originally took his point of departure doing graphics for the raves of the early nineties. In his current artistic practice he focuses on computationally generated form, describing his own style as a particular brand of visual hedonism, marked by colourful organic shapes and a 'more is more' attitude. His work has been shown at many international festivals and exhibitions. Marius is currently organizing the an event and exhibition series called Generator.x . This event deals with the current role of software and generative strategies in music, art and design.
JANA WINDEREN researches the hidden depths of the sea with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of glacier cravasses is brought to the surface. She is occupied with finding sound from unseen sources of sound, like blind field recording. Her most recent sound works include "Submerge" (2008), for Fargfäbriken Norr in Sweden, based on hydrophone recordings in the local lake, "freq_out 7" curated by CM von Hausswollf at the Happy New Ears festival in Belgium (2008), "Rainbow Audio Transformation" (2008) at Extra City in Antwerp, Belgium and the 6 channel sound installation "+4°C - from Folgefonna to the North Sea" (2007) at Sleppet during the centenary of Edvard Greig, "Greig07" in Norway. Future projects includes an album released through Touch based on hydrophone recordings from the Icefjord Kangia by Ilulissat in Greenland, "Voices from the Deep" in collaboration with Chris Watson. Recently BBC Radio 4 followed Jana on her recording trip to the Barents Sea for the radio series "World on the Move".
Since forming in 1997 Alog have been among Norway’s leading performers of experimental electronic music. They are mainstays at Rune Grammofon and have been with the label since their debut album ”Red Shift Swing” was released in 1999. Already a mature and original collection, their sound has since been developed through their second album, ”Duck-Rabbit” (2001), and almost perfected with their previous album ”Miniatures”, which also won them a Norwegian Grammy for best electronica release in 2005.