The Swedish Scene – 50 Years EMS Stockholm – Concert I

Sat, 14.06.2014, 8 pm CEST, Cube

The concert focusses on experimental live elektronics in the spectrum between Nosie und Ambient:

  • Saturn and the Sun (Joachim Nordwall & Henrik Rylander)
  • Sewer Election & Frederikke Hoffmeier
  • Dag Rosenqvist
  • Ronnie Sundin plays Rune Lindblad
  • Lise-Lotte Norelius
  • Vinyl-Terror & -Horror
 

Programme Notes

 

RONNIE SUNDIN PLAYS RUNE LINDBLAD

KLOCKRONDO (1973 | 6‘30‘‘)
VARV 72 (1972 | 7‘35‘‘)
Two pieces from the ‚Industrial‘ 1970s. Klockrondo focuses on the distorted sounds of bells and electronics while Varv 72 is more of a political piece addressing the harsh working conditions for the industrial workers at the Gothenburg harbour. The phrase „Jag är nästan döv“ („I‘m almost deaf“) is repeated as a central motif throughout the piece.
OPTICA 10 (1963 | 5‘15‘‘)
OPTICA 2 (1960 | 8‘21‘‘)
Rune began experimenting both with optics and sound in the 1960s and during a three year period he produced five works on 6000 feet of film. The Optica pieces were created using damaged 16mm film as sound source and has a very minimal and raw expression.
VIOLECKTRA (1958–59 | 5‘50‘‘)
SATELLIT 60 (1956 | 7‘46‘‘)
Early examples of concrete music. Some of the material from the 1950s was actually recorded on a wire recorder. Satellit 60 was released on 7“ vinyl in 1957 and was the very first record containing concrete and electronic music ever released in Sweden.
 

DAG ROSENQVIST

Dag Rosenqvist will play interpretations of tracks spanning from 2011–14:
THE CONGREGATION – FIELD DRUGS
THE FLOOD PT. III – BLOOD MAPS
THE FLOOD PT. I – VEINS
DAYS ABOVE THE TIDE
SHORES

Since the debut album back in 2005, Swedish sound artist Dag Rosenqvist has released 30 albums, EPs and cassette tapes in a vast array of different constellations, the main one being the solo project Jasper TX that was put to rest early 2012. Other constellations include contemporary classical duo From the Mouth of the Sun (with American multi-instrumentalist Aaron Martin), pop/rock outfit De La Mancha (alongside childhood friend Jerker Lund) and the lo-fi/noise project The Silence Set (with Swedish based drone/noise musician Johan Gustavsson). Over the years he has also collaborated with artists such as Machinefabriek, Mike Weis (from Zelienople), Simon Scott (from Slowdive) and Edinburgh based sound artist Matthew Collings. His discography includes releases on labels such as Miasmah, Fang Bomb, Experimedia, Handmade Birds, Kning Disk and Karaoke Kalk./// Using a wide array of acoustic and electric instruments as a foundation for his compositions, and relying mainly on analogue equipment, Dag has managed to create his own musical landscape. Elements of drone, improvisation, noise and lo-fi aesthetics are all filtered through a skewed, melodic pop sensibility, resulting in something highly personal./// In addition to releasing regular albums he has created music for dance performances in Sweden as well as for a ballet piece by London based choreographer Paolo Mangiola, which premiered at The London Royal Opera House during fall 2012. He has also created original music for the acclaimed American horror film Toad Road (directed by Jason Banker) as well as for Dutch filmmaker Juriaan Booij’s art house short Conformists (alongside Simon Scott)./// Dag Rosenqvist is currently residing in Gothenburg.
 

LISE-LOTTE NORELIUS YOU ARE THE FLOWER (2014 | 20‘40‘‘)

Lise-Lotte Norelius‘ residency at ZKM resulted in a very nature romantic work. She was quite surprised herself. You may think that the first part is a field recording from the woods in northern Scandinavia and the other part, some kind of strange folk music, inspired of hurdy gurdy./// Just lean back and imagine for a moment that you are the centre of the world, or the flower on the ground.
 

SATURN AND THE SUN

Saturn and the Sun is Henrik Rylander and Joachim Nordwall – a new duo for deep electronic music and psychic extravaganza. Nordwall and Rylander are also members of the ritual rock band The Skull Defekts.
 

VINYL-TERROR & -HORROR

Turntables and LP-records are deconstructed, manipulated and respectfully cut into bits and pieces, scratched and stepped on. The sound of the physical medium is unseperateable and constantly present in the narrative of sound that mixes various genres of music and haunting, neck breaking sounds from horror movies and sentimental heartbreaking sequences where the opera singer is looping and the birds are singing backwards./// For this concert they will work with vinyls from the EMS archive.
Vinyl-Terror & -Horror is a collaboration between Greta Christensen and Camilla Sørensen. The project is focused on the relationship between objects and sound and is presented in different situations as installation, sculpture, composition work or as live concerts./// The work – wether it is presented as an installation or a concert – uses sound to create a narrative that always directly refers to the medium playing it or the situation it is presented in./// The sculptural work includes amounts of various materials where the live concert focuses exclusively on LP-records and turntables.
 

DJ ZIPO

DJ Zipo‘s name in real life is Till Kniola. He runs the experimental and noise music label aufabwegen und is aktive as curator and journalist in the field of experimental electronic music. As DJ Zipo he plays a mix of drones, noises and pop. His motto: ‚Es hilft ja nichts.‘
Partners
In Kooperation mit EMS/Statens Musikverk, Sveriges Radio und SWR2