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updated: 29. October 2008
Biosphere in Grenoble, France
Soirée des musiciens SPEDIDAM
Bernard Parmegiani / Camel Zekri /
Pierre Jodlowski / Biosphere
" Champs magnétiques "
Sur l’Acousmonium du GRM de l'INA
"Signe de Vie"
Extraits de la "Création du monde" de Bernard Parmegiani
Africa Sound "Sahara/Fleuve/Désert"
(Autour du Festival de l'Eau) de Camel Zekri – CREATION
Etienne Bultingare (diffusion musicale)
"Music Violence and Other Stories"
De Pierre Jodlowski
Geir Jenssen (musique)
et Egbert Mittelstädt (vidéo)
Norvège / Allemagne
Samedi 29 novembre 2008 l 19h30
MC2 : Grenoble – Auditorium - Clôture festival
Durée : 1h15
Tarifs : de 9 à 20 € / Pass " clôture " (3 concerts) de 14
à 30 €
Alter Ego performs Pneuma,
written by Geir Jenssen.
Alter Ego will
play pieces by Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) and Helge Sten (Deathprod.)
Biennale Musica 52. Festival
Musica Contemporanea EXIT_01 Party Sintomatico
Teatro alle Tese – Arsenale
Sabato 18 October
dalle ore 19.00
carvings from the
Bronze Age transformed into sound.
Outdoor audio and video installations on a Bronze Age site just outside
3-12. October 2008, 20:00 - 23:00 pm
Austre Åmøy, Stavanger, Norway
One of the main mottos of
openness. It is just such
openness to external impulses that is reflected in the Bronze Age
There was lively contact across large parts of Europe and
the neighbouring areas to the South and East.
The Bronze Age
is one of the few pre-historic periods from which a wealth of pictorial
This is perhaps best expressed in the rock carvings
that still form a part of our landscape.
The rock carvings were ritual
meeting places. Today they can also be regarded as art.
people of the Bronze Age expressed their world of ideas through these
Today, too, the rock carvings are surrounded by a certain
even though meticulous research has decoded some of the
Through the project Markers in the
Landscape, Rogaland County Council gives contemporary artists
opportunity to create commissioned work/installations inspired by our
knowledge of the world of ideas and
artistic effects of the Bronze Age.
The idea is to exhibit these works by the original 3000-year-old sites
the audience an experience of the monuments that cannot be
expressed in words. With the new, but authentically-based,
by the original sites, the project seeks to open the minds of the
spectators to this strange and distant past.
company Nuproductions has been engaged as a partner on the production
Geir Jenssen – better known as Biosphere – has also been invited
Geir Jenssen is a leading composer and musician within
the electronic music genre and has experience of similar projects.
Light installations are also being planned in addition to the sound
The island of Austre Åmøy has been chosen as
arena for the installation.
Here, the rock carvings can be seen in more
or less their original environment, without much modern interference.
More info: numusic.no, stavanger2008.no,
new version of Outside By The
Fjord - The
by Geir Jenssen
Visuals and electronics: Geir Jenssen
Alter Ego will also play pieces by Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) and Helge
Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo, 11. October 2008, 19:30
Geir Jenssen: The Doppler Shift
New composition for three trombones and electronics.
Sparebanken´s festsal, Tromsø, 11. October 2008
Teaterhistorien død og/eller levende
With Trine Falch
Music: Geir Jenssen
Geir Jenssen: Månen Er Et Bål
A composition for the exhibition Hommage
Opening at Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway, 22. August 2008, 20:00
There will be no more
concerts in 2008.
I am tired of flying. I hate airports, security checks, unhealthy food,
air conditioning, hotels, etc.
Back to nature!
On The Edge
foto: Atle Grimsby
Public benches are normally
for sitting down for a rest, reading a newspaper or simply watching
people coming and going.
On 12 April there will be an unusual addition to the bench population
of our district, benches complete with mp-3 players run by solar
Sonic Vista consists of a series of 10 unique, hand-made public
benches, especially adapted to incorporate sound and visual art.
Two of these will be placed at a lighthouse.
The Sonic Vista benches have been designed as a coproduction between
Nuproductions and British musician/designer Mil Stricevic.
The benches are developed and hand-made in cooperation with the
Randaberg company Ranso AS.
They are one hundred per cent environmentally friendly and made from
quality timber from Rogaland.
Geir Jenssen/Biosphere has made the sound-track "Snurp 1937" for the Utsira
David Toop has composed the sound-track for the Eigerøy
This is a cooperation with the Stavanger 2008 project: A World of Sound.
The benches are inaugurated at the Utsira lighthouse on 3 May at 1
p.m., and will remain on location until the end of February 2009.
New compilation CD out now!
v o u r i t e p l a c e s
Audiobulb Records, AB016, CD, 2008
Through audio, images and written word
artists depicttheir favourite places in the world. Microphones capturing
the field of sound; compositions expressing their creativereaction;
photographs and words. This is an unique CD
delivering a deeply personal viewpoint on the world in which we inhabit.
Favourite Places features inspiring works by:
- Leafcutter John
- Taylor Deupree
- Dot Tape Dot
- John Kannenberg
- Aaron Ximm
- Nomad Palace
Trine Falch and Ingvild Holm: "Kom og se"
- the history of theatre as a hypertextual tragedy
Black Box Teater, Oslo, Norway
Thursday 14.2. – Sunday 17.2, 7 p.m.
On stage: Trine Falch, Ingvild Holm and Geir Jenssen
Music: Geir Jenssen
Biosphere at La Géode, Parc de la Villette, Paris,
Friday January 25th 2008, 20:30 pm
Outside By The Fjord - The Ullsfjord recordings
Fondazione Musica per Roma, Rome, Italy, Friday January 18th 2008, 21 pm
The re-releases of the Biosphere albums Micrograity,
Patashnik and Insomnia are now out
on Beatservice Records.
You can order them from Beatservice Records here
They will also be available from the Biophon shop here
booking: contact Kjell Kalleklev Management
Biophon Records 2008