New Hatterud Ursin album

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The new album, Doomed to Total Failure in a Deaf World, by Norwegian underground icons, Bjørn Hatterud and Espen Ursin is out now on Petter Flaten Eilertsen’s improv label, Sanntidsmusikk. I am incredibly proud to have produced and (mostly) recorded this landmark example of experimental music at my studio in Dikemark, Norway.

I also provided original artwork for the full gatefold CD cover.

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Mastering, graphic design and layout by the legendary Lasse Marhaug. To have my name next to those of such incredible and influential figures in music is an other-worldly honour for me. This has been a delightful project to collaborate on, and one that I am incredibly proud of.

Buy CD and digital here now

“For Eliane” announced

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For Eliane, is my latest release on the magnificent October Tone Records

This is an 18.5 minute microtonal drone piece for solo pipe organ. Written, performed, recorded and mixed by myself at Dikemark Sykehus in a disused church, it is released as a dedication to pioneering, French composer, Eliane Radigue, with her own written permission and approval.

It features mastering and graphic design by Lasse Marhaug and was announced on Eliane’s 88th birthday.

It will soon be available as a limited edition, single-sided 12″ LP of only 100 copies with a screen print of the design on the blank side.

stream the track here

Read the full interview with Circuit Sweet here

new fungal album out now

Earlier this year I mixed the very impressive, Sometimes I Walk and Listen to Myself album by Trondheim band, Fungal. It was a pleasure to work with such nice people who express such care for their craft and attention to detail. The album was produced and mastered by Lasse Marhaug and is released on Pop Eye Records.

Get the LP from Tiger

Sanctury at West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff

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As part of International Women’s Day, Concentric are hosting an exhibition at West Wharf Gallery in Cardiff, South Wales featuring a selection of female artists. Amongst them is my collaborator, Zoë Gingell, who has chosen to present a revised version of Sanctury.

I composed and recorded original sound art for the installation in 2016. With the help of visual artist, Joe Marvelly, Sanctury has now been adapted into a 15 minute video art piece.

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“Concentric – a group of women artists who since 2015 have celebrated IWD by producing a variety of work based on strong, thought-provoking ideas celebrating the essences of women negotiating the influences of personal and societal history” – Jacqueline Alkema

Event image by concentric artist Adeola Dewis.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1244301735753448/?active_tab=about

New composition debut in Oslo

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A new composition of mine is being debuted at Støyal Jul at Hausmania’s Flerbrukshallen in Oslo on Friday the 14th of December 2018. The currently unmastered recording of my new 19 minute drone piece for solo pipe organ, titled Eldsfare Norn, will be played in full, for the first time as part of the event.

Mad thanks to Fredrik Fossum for the invitation and Thomas Holme for putting on the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/253339245323055/

Event poster by Thomas Holme

Christmas Exhibition and art sale at Dikemark gallery

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I am organising a Christmas exhibition and art sale at Dikemark Gallery for 2 weekends this December. The exhibition will showcase the work 20+ artists (including myself) with studios at Dikemark Sykehus.

For the first time, I have installed an “ÉN TI Cinema”, featuring 2 live videos from the exhibition and release party at Cardiff MADE Gallery in October 2016 and the Flash Cube video screened on repeat. Physicals from the project are also available for sale. For more information on ÉN TI, please see its page under the Works tab.

The exhibition will be open Saturday the 8th/Sunday the 9th 11am – 6pm,

Saturday the 15th/Sunday the 16th 11am – 6pm.

Verkensveien 2 (Vaskeriet building), 1385 Asker, Norway

Event poster kindly designed by Vibeke Hermo

Red by Nevsky Perspective out now

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I am very happy to share with you the new album RED, by my long term collaborator Hervé Girardin, aka, Nevsky Perspective. I was a fixed member of the live Nevsky Perspective line-up throughout 2 periods over the last 5 years (performing alongside Joel Sinclare aka LOFT).

The album was recorded over the course of 2 years across various locations and features only one musical performance by myself. Alongside the great Mr. Jack Rees, I was a contributing engineer on the guitar recording sessions as well as sourcing guitars, amps, effects and endless good will from http://www.circuitsweet.co.uk and http://www.42ndstreetguitars.com

Out of every band I have played in over the last 14 years, I can honestly say I have never missed playing with any band so much.

Some of my pictures from our studio sessions:

Earlier this year I conducted an interview with Hervé about the album. Check it out here:

http://circuitsweet.co.uk/2018/02/for-better-or-for-worse-from-behind-the-ironing-board-an-interview-feature-with-nevsky-perspective-simon-gore/

Check out and buy digital and physicals here:

https://nevskyperspective.bandcamp.com/album/red

https://www.nevskyperspective.com/

Enthusiasm goes to Scotland

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Back in November 2016 I was commissioned by Artist, Stefhan Caddick and Dr. Victoria Donovan to write, record and perform a re-scoring of Dziga Vertov’s 1931 film Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass, as part of their soviet arts and history event, Enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm is now going to Scotland. On the 2nd of May I will be joining Stefhan and Victoria at the University of St. Andrews in Fife as part of the Byre World Event. I’ll be presenting clips of the film and new soundtrack alongside a discussion of the compositional process.

Entrance is free and details are here:

https://byretheatre.com/events/byre-world-the-enthusiasm-project/

On the 4th of May we head to Edinburgh where I will be screening a 40 minute extract of the film with new soundtrack at The Dashkova Centre in The University of Edinburgh. Details of the event are available here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/dashkova/news-events/events/enthusiasm-film-live-music-hughesovka

For more information on the project see Enthusiasm Re-scoring under the works tab or visit Stefhan’s website here: http://www.stefhancaddick.co.uk/new/enthusiasm/

 

ÉN TI exhibition at Andrew Buchan, Cardiff

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Select images from my ÉN TI project will be exhibited at the Andrew Buchan gallery space in Cardiff, South Wales from next week. My good friend, John Wilson, curator of the venue and gallery, will be alternating select images throughout the exhibition period alongside other artists.

John is doing fantastic things at Andrew Buchan. It’s a venue I have played a handful of times and have very warm memories of. So I’m delighted to have my works on display there.

The show opens with almost a full gallery of my images which will be hung for the foreseeable future. For more details of the project, please see the ÉN TI page under the Works tab. For venue and event details, please see their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/andrewbuchanbar/