allEars 2020 features 4 killer acts touring in three killing cities!
Supersilent was born in 1997 when producer Helge Sten injected the audio virus into a pre-existing late 90s free jazz group called Veslefrekk. Since then Supersilent has been a main-stay on Norway’s music scene over the last two decades, and continues to push the boundaries of modern improv. All parameters are open. From moment to moment, they can touch on elements of hardcore noise, imply industrial soundscapes, recall Miles at the Fillmore or Stockhausen in Donaueschingenor play the most delicate and filigree “ambient” sound-washes. Every recording and every concert is a unique occasion, not to be repeated, and their music lives in a no-man’s-land between the genres, somewhere between rock, electronica, jazz and modern composition.
The band members have individually worked with a wide range of celebrated musicians and contributed in equally many successful costellations. As Supersilent they have collaborated on stage with artists likeTerje Rypdal, John Paul Jones, Motorpsycho, Nils Petter Molvaer and Stian Westerhus.
Arve Henriksen – trumpet, voice and electronics
Ståle Storløkken – keyboards and electronics
Helge Sten – electronics
STINE JANVIN (NO)
Vocalist, performer and sound artist Stine Janvin works with the extensive flexibility of her voice, and the ways in which it can be disconnected from its natural, human connotations. Created for variable spaces from theaters to clubs and galleries, the backbone of Janvin’s projects focus on the physical aspects of sound, vocal instrumentation and potential dualities of the natural versus artificial, organic/synthetic, and minimal/dramatic.
Stine Janvin’s live performance is an ongoing exploration of her Fake Synthetic Music meth- odology, also materialised as a double LP on PAN in 2018. In collaboration with light designer Morten Joh, she triggers both optical and sonic illusions, aiming to offer a physical experience built from the frequency range of her acoustic voice, otoacoustic emissions and minimal melodic sequences in reference to electronic dance music.
Stine Janvin – voice
Morten Joh – lights
GURO (DYNA) MOE REVOLUTION SEXTET(NO/US/SI)
Dig deeper. Search farther. Guro S. Moe col- lected collaborators who have given her faith and hope for the future. All have a pristine way of persistently pushing the edge to evolve, in sound and within their surroundings. From such diverse environments as Singapore, Norway, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and California, their musical palette will dissolve into a multitude of colors, darkness, chaos and absolute silence.
A hot mix of influences from Reggaetón to Noise, European 1960’s vanguard, Goth, Riotgrrrl Punk, Free Jazz, Experimental and Indus- trial are brought to you by Alexandra Buschman-Román and Danishta Rivero, making the Oakland based group Las Sucias. With ties to Singaporean contemporary rock groupThe Observatory, combining profound research in music from South-east Asia with classical training, Cheryl Ong and Vivian Wang create myst- erious depths to the whole. Longtime collabo- rator in music since 16 years old, Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen and Guro S. Moe have made new track marks in abstract, noisy music landscapes, be it improvised or composed, in col- laborations within their own groups Pinquins and MoE, and in many other constellations. The hard knit unit of six is complete.
Vivian Wang – synth, voice, electronics
Cheryl Ong – drums, gamelan, voice
Danishta Rivero – electronics, voice
Alexandra Bushman – electronics, voice
Ane Marthe Surlien Holen – percussion, synth, voice
Guro Skumsnes Moe – bass, voice
Based in Sheffield, England, Mick Beck has been influential in Great Britain since the early 1980s as a powerful thought provoking tenor player, and from 1988 as a pioneering improvising big band leader in Feet packets. In 1998 he took up the bassoon and is one of the few to explore its contribution to experimental music using extended techniques with extraordinary results. He is frequently described as “Europe’s leading free bassoon player” and in all his work he combines musicality with a quirky sense of humour.
Elisabeth Coudoux is a German cellist at the crossroads of different musical genres: free improvisation, experimental music, new contemporary music and jazz. Elisabeth is part of ensembles like Zeitkratzer, Beat the Odds, 2000 and plays cello in interdisciplinary projects with dancers, visual artists, poets and perform- ers. Elisabeth is founder member of IMPAKT, a collective for free improvisation in cologne.
Shih-Yang Lee is aTaiwanese pianist of depth and passion, style and enthusiasm. He has collaborated with artists from different fields and performed with musicians like SabuToyozumi, Fred van Hove, Joëlle Léandre, Sainkho Namtchylak, Jaap Blonk, Koichi Makigami and Audrey Chen. LEE is one of the founders of Taiwan International Improvised Music Festival and also the founder of the improvisation ensemble Ka DaoYin.
Mick Beck – tenor sax, bassoon, whistles
Elisabeth Coudoux – cello
Shih-Yang Lee – piano
Ticket prices Bergen: 300/150
AllEars Bergen is organised by AllEars in cooperation with Utmark, Playdate and nyMusikk Bergen