Biosphere in Berlin,
CLUB TRANSMEDIALE 05
04. – 12. February 2005
Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin
6. February: Supersilent + Biosphere
Biosphere in Pisa, Italy
Sala piccola de
Venerdì 18 febbraio
Sunkissed Live presents Fresh Air
'Celebrating a hundred years of free air'.
The Centenary of Norway’s Independence.
Thursday 3rd March at Fabric in London
Sunkissed Live reclocates to London for a one off bamboozle to
celebrate a hundred years of Norwegian independence. Or more potently
the explosion of Norwegian underground music in the last decade and
some. Taking over all three rooms at the world renowned club Fabric
with 30 acts covering jazz, electronica jazz and house it will be one
of the biggest gatherings of Norwegian acts outside Norway ever.
in previous years Sunkissed Live will be recorded for Paul Thomas’ One
World show on BBC Radio 1. Though expect some of the artists to pop up
other places on the station too.
more info, about the event and where to get tickets, go to the information page.
Biosphere in Torino, Italy
Teatro Juvarra – Café
8 marzo, ore 22.15
Christchurch, New Zealand
Creation Arts Space, 105 Worcester Street
Wellington, New Zealand
Mayhem Music in
association with the Music Information Center (Norway) presents
WELLINGTON FRIDAY 18 AND SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2005
As part of his
southern hemisphere tour, Norwegian sound artist Geir Jenssen
(Biosphere), joins Wellington´s While You Were Sleeping
electronic music collective for two nights of eclectic electronic
entertainment at the Adam Concert Room, Victoria University.
sees Biosphere headline with support from local artist Andrew
Thomas. This concert will feature original material from
Biosphere´s repertoire spanning some 14 years from his early
releases on R&S Records through to more recent material on Touch
own Andrew Thomas, recently signed to Kompakt (Koeln, Germany), will
provide the natural support to Biosphere with his equally beautiful
Wellington´s While You Were Sleeping electronic music collective
presents the Catchpool Found Sound Project. Utilising environmental
field recordings, from native bird song to wind in the trees, Victoria
University electro-acoustic students captured the sounds of
Wellington´s Catchpool Valley recreation area. These
recordings have been passed onto a myriad of electronic musician
composers who in turn have used these sounds to create an eclectic mix
of musical offerings composed entirely from these sound recordings.
Biosphere will headline this event with his translation of these field
each event are $20 (plus booking fee) available from Real Groovy. Door
sales on the evening of performance are $25. Doors open at
9.00pm on Friday, 8.00pm on Saturday.
Contact: Peter May, Mayhem Music (While you were Sleeping), PO Box
Mayhem1@paradise.net.nz, Phone 04 938 7524 mobile 021 663 027
Biosphere in Sydney,
Festival, Sydney harbour
Biosphere on Arte
April 2005 um 23.15 Uhr
Brasilien nach Norwegen – vom Lärm der Favelas zur Ruhe der Natur.
Biosphere wohnt jenseits des Polarkreises, weit entfernt vom urbanen
Zentrum Oslo. Die endlose Weite der norwegischen Landschaft, das
man Biospheres Musik an. Visuelle Begleitung beim Konzert: Bilder des
Künstlers Egbert Mittelstädt, die perfekt mit Biospheres
zusammenspielen. Biospheres Musik ist Soundtrack zur Umgebung und nicht
Biosphere: "Möglicherweise bin
ich von der
Landschaft mehr unbewusst beeinflusst. Ich möchte kein Bild malen,
die Landschaft beschreibt, es ist eher abstrakt. Ich denke, es reicht
einfach dort zu leben, denn als ich in Brüssel wohnte war ich von
Hop und frühen Elektroniksachen beeinflusst, einfach weil ich in
Stadt war. Ich glaube, es ist sehr wichtig, wo du lebst. "
Doch Biospheres atmosphärische
Klänge lassen auch den Puls
der Großstadt langsamer schlagen.
Box theatre, Oslo, Norway, Saturday 16. April 2005, 20:00 pm
Biosphere´s Microgravity featured on
Pet Shop Boys compilation
PET SHOP BOYS are to release their own ’BACK TO MINE’ compilation on
The release also marks the first double CD edition of the series, which
has seen past compilers such as, Underworld, Death In Vegas and Tricky.
The two discs will feature one compiled by Chris Lowe, who describes
his choices as "songs about love, friendship, sex, religion, hope and
despair” and one by Neil Tennant whose tracks form "a sequence of music
for late-night listening".
Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Back To Mine’ tracklisting runs:
CD1 (Chris Lowe)
* 1. Savage – ‘Don't Cry Tonight’
* 2. Mr Flagio - ‘Take A Chance’
* 3. Klein and MBO - ‘Dirty Talk’
* 4. The Flirts - ‘Passion’
* 5. Matia Bazaar - ‘Ti Sento’
* 6. Justice vs. Simian - ‘Never Be Alone’
* 7. Queen - ‘The Show Must Go On’
* 8. Celestial Choir - ‘Stand On The Word’
* 9. Carl Bean - ‘I Was Born This Way’
* 10. Dusty Springfield – ‘I'd Rather Leave While
I'm In Love’
CD2 (Neil Tennant)
* 1. Fairmont – ‘Traum’
* 2. Harold Budd/Ruben Garcia/Daniel Lentz – ‘Pulse,
* 3. Biosphere – ‘Microgravity’
* 4. Vladmir Martynov – ‘Come in! 2’
* 5. Vladmimir Cosma – ‘Promenade Sentimentale (From
* 6. Etienne Daho – ‘La Baie’
* 7. Vessel – ‘Tiny’
* 8. Craig Armstrong – ‘Laura's Theme’
* 9. Dettinger – ‘One, Two, Three, No Gravity’
* 10. Dusty Springfield – ‘Goin' Back’
* 11. Hans Joachim Roedelius – ‘Lunz’
* 12. Edward Elgar – ‘Sospiri’
* 13. jz-arkh – ‘DDRhodes’
* 14. Video Kid – ‘Video Kid’
* 15. Lobe – ‘Movement’
* 16. John Surman – ‘At Dusk’
* 17. Greig – ‘Melodie `Melody' (op 47/3)’
Biosphere to the 2005 MUTEK festival in
"Biosphere, in collaboration with German
videoartist Egbert Mittelstädt, are among the artists featured in
the 2005 MUTEK Festival in Montreal, 1-5 June, 2005. For its 6th
edition, taking place in Montreal from June 1-5, the MUTEK festival
brings together the visionaries and leaders involved with the most
current forms of audio visual digital creation. More than a hundred
artists from 15 different countries will participate in this year’s
festival. The programme includes performances, conferences and
workshops. For more information. click on the link to the right."
will perform at Ex-Centris, 3536 Saint-Laurent, Salle Cassavetes on 1
June, 2005 at 8 p.m. Tickets are 20 $ (presale before may
20th) $25 + tx & s.c.
in Kristinansand, Norway
plus Matke, Audun Kleive & Kim
Ofstad, Arve Henriksen and Jon Hassell
Agder Teater, Friday 24. June 2005
Tou Scene, Saturday 25. June 2005
Biosphere in Stavanger Domkirke, Norway
Wednesday 24. August 2005, 22:00
more info: http://www.numusic.no
What kind of
art work costs £1m to make,
involves a two-mile hike - and becomes invisible in the mist?
Biosphere sound installation
at The Storr,
1. August - 17. September 2005
presents THE STORR at Trotternish, Isle of Skye from August 1st -
September 17th 2005 with pick up points at Portree and Staffin, tickets
£25 (concessions apply).
Every night at midnight, nva,
Scotland's acclaimed environmental arts company and creators of The
Path the legendary millennium event in Glen Lyon, will be taking an
audience of around 200 on an extraordinary journey through the wild
northern landforms of the Isle of Skye, to walk up to the iconic Old
Man of Storr and the high cliffs above Coire Faion.
Enigmatic installations will illuminate the massed pinnacles and
buttresses, tracing the longest single landslip in the UK, while
powerful soundscapes drift down from the ridges above.
Equipped with headlamps, guides and
walking sticks, the audience takes a three and half kilometre, at times
strenuous, walk which will take up to two hours to complete. They will
witness one of Europe's most dramatic and inspiring landscapes at
night, whilst nva create an immense landscape work, lowing among the
unique geological features. A specially developed new 'Hansel and
Gretel' reflective light network will create a path through the
beautifully lit rock formations. Contemporary sounds from the Norwegian
composer Geir Jenssen, based in Tromso, and the voice of Skye's
legendary poet, Sorley MacLean, along with live song will drift down from the mountainside,
creating an intense and personal experience for each walker.
For further information on how to
book tickets, accommodation and travel links, please visit www.nva.org.uk
Please note that the journey is
arduous; the path climbs from near sea level to around 1500 feet; the
weather can change rapidly from a warm still evening with lots of
midges, to a wild night when the wind drives the rain across the
hillside. Participants MUST be appropriately clad, reasonably fit, and
used to walking in the Scottish hills (or similar).
Children aged 11 and under MUST be
accompanied by an adult,who will be responsible for their safety.
Babies and toddlers will not be admitted to the event.
• By purchasing a ticket you
accept the risks involved in participating in this event.
• The Storr involves a
strenuous nightime walk on a path that climbs almost 1500 feet.
• Even in summer the weather can
suddenly become cold, wet and windy.
• For safety and comfort you need to
be reasonably fit and need to have waterproof clothing and sturdy boots.
• Children aged 16 or under
must be accompanied by a responsible adult; there should be one adult
for each child of 11 and under; babies and toddlers cannot be admitted.
The first two Biosphere
albums Microgravity and Patashnik are now available to download in MP3 format
They also feature special
bonus tracks - four on
Microgravity and one on Patashnik.
For more info - click on
this link: Shopsonic
The Storr Unfolding Landscape project won the Team of
Year award at Scottish Enterprise’s Dynamic Place Awards 2005
The Storr Unfolding Landscape project was
unique landscape animation set against a backdrop of great cliffs,
shattered pinnacles and rock falls of the Storr in the north of
Skye. Sound, lights and projection, temporarily installed within
the Storr Woods and on the hillside above, were used to reveal
accumulated perspectives on geology, culture and belief. Over
8,000 night-time visitors enjoyed the unique aural and visual
experience during the late summer of 2005. The project
attracted a large number of tourists to Skye and enhanced the
reputation of Scotland as a first-class tourist destination through the
world-wide press coverage that the event received.
Dynamic Place Award Judge, Stephen Tucker said of the project: “The
project was a unique and extraordinary example of reconnecting people
with the stunning landscape of Scotland through the medium of
art. Through the ingenuity and dedication of the team behind the
Storr experience, working with national agencies and local people,
visitors were treated to a once in a lifetime experience.”
Biosphere - Dropsonde LP
A new 6 track
vinyl LP [total length 37:52] from Biosphere [CD to follow in January
is now available from the TouchShop
LP vinyl only [CD
to follow in January 2006]
6 tracks - 37:52
Photography by Jon Wozencroft and Geir Jenssen
Birds fly by
their wings 6:24
Fall in, fall out
Daphnis 26 6:44
In the shape of a
Ekkofest is proud to feature a special Tellé Records 10th
Anniversary – “Party like it`s 1995” with a line up including
Biosphere, Ismistik, Mental Overdrive and Robert Leiner.
Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
Saturday 22nd October 2005, 22.45
Cinema-concert "The Man With A Movie
Camera" by Dziga Vertov
Music by Biosphere and Mental
Saturday 26 November at 20.30.
Cinema Café des Images, 4
square du Théâtre, 14200 Hérouville Saint-Clair
(near Caen, France).
Fee : 5,50€. It's possible to reserve
three weeks before the event (cinema's phone: 02 31 45 34 35)