Ugress Kids at J. G. Ballard sci-fi festival, Oslo

Ugress Kids at J. G. Ballard sci-fi festival, Oslo

Only Connect is a sci-fi music festival in Oslo inspired by the ideas and the universe of the influential British author J.G. Ballard. This year’s festival is dedicated to Jon Bing (1944-2014), author, professor and science fiction enthusiast who got J.G. Ballard translated to Norwegian. Mr Bing was instrumental in creating this years festival but sadly passed away earlier this …

Sound Of Hardanger – Expedition Performance

Sound Of Hardanger – Expedition Performance

A mad hybrid of David Attenborough and Indiana Jones reports in video-game style on his incredible musical findings within the sounds of Norwegian fjord region Hardanger.

Live performance of an expedition into fjord region Hardanger, for the Norwegian constitutional anniversary in 2014. The mad explorer reports finding peculiar sounds and turns everything into a musical performance, finally uncovering the ultimate …

Hidden Marseille – A Ghost Soap Opera

Hidden Marseille – a sonic ghost soap opera, with trams, jellyfish, bunkers, bikes.

The everyday sounds of Marseille is turned into a dramatic story of romantic intrigues and surprising family revelations. Who is responsible for the river of soap pouring out of Notre Dame church?

A rich musical universe within the sounds is exposed through playful, illusional fantasies and imaginative …

Nebular Spool – Strømløs

The dead comes down with the rain. Nebular Spool is post-apocalyptic, dystopic music from a broken future. A lone individual is trying to figure out what has happened.

Strømløs is the fourth release from this dark, ambient side-project from Ugress.

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Rose Wars

Rose Wars

Rose Wars - Grieg vs Stravinsky vs Goethe vs Piazzolla. A performance for Festpillene i Bergen, part of their Masterpiece Revisited series.

The performance uses the song “Zur Rosenzeit” by Edvard Grieg as a base for telling the musical story of four rivals fighting each other; Edvard Grieg, Igor Stravinsky, Astor Piazolla, Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe. They all want romance. They are …

Library Talk

Library Talk

A presentation of my music, my working process and influences.

Performed at Bergen Public Library, April 2013.

La Passion De Jeanne D Arc

La Passion De Jeanne D Arc

Cinemateket-USF, 2003 / 2013

La Passion De Jeanne D’Arc is a 1928 silent movie directed by Dreyer. Local film art-house Cinemateket-USF commisioned a new score to be performed live to the film. The first performances was in March 2003, and I revisited and re-did the score for the 10 year anniversary in March 2013, touring Norwegian Cinemateks.

The score uses heavily …

Yasgur’s Farm: La Muda

 

Production: Carte Blanche. Choreography: Nuria Guiu Sagarra. Photo by Yaniv Cohen.

Written and performed live music and sound-design to contemporary dance performance La Muda, performed at the Opera, Oslo and Studio Bergen, 2013. Núria Guiu Sagarra moves in an Alice in Wonderland-inspired hyper-reality in which “the copy of reality is worth more than the actual reality”.

The performance integrated social …

Aelita – Queen Of Mars

Aelita – Queen Of Mars

Production: Cinemateket USF, Cinemateket, Made. Also available a 5 minute making-of report.

Written and performed live new music to Soviet sci-fi classic Aelita – Queen Of Mars.

Directed by Yakov Protazanov in 1925, Aelita was the first film to reveal life on other planets. With impressive constructivist sets and costumes, Aelita introduced fantastical elements still echoing in current sci-fi …

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