Kulturrådet feirer sitt 50-årsjubileum med en stor samling og jubileumskonferanse i Harstad 4. og 5. november. Frost spiller på åpningsdagen, før middagen som begynner kl 19.30 i Skroghallen. Denne gang er også Petra Hermanova med. Hun gjør live visuals basert på kunstneren Inger Sitters verk.
Chitronics is an annual event run by the Department of Film & Media. Each year it celebrates a different aspect of electronic music, presenting interviews, talks, films, and panels, culminating in a concert, and then an after-party, also featuring live music.
Chitronics presents the introductory and entertaining alongside academic analysis, all with a sense of festival occasion. The theme for Chitronics 2015– Electronica Norsk is the immense contribution Norway had made to electronic music, with the focus varying, at different times, between the cities of Oslo, Bergen and Tromsø, scenes that have reimagined techno, disco, pop, modern classical and much else. This year’s event sees live appearances by key figures including Mungolian Jetset, Mental Overdive and Frost.
Fredag 1. november legges et begrenset opplag med Radiomagnetic special edition CD for salg på utvalgte steder i Norge. Albumet har nydelig artwork, inneholder alle sangene fra den digitale Radiomagnetic-utgivelsen, samt en booklet med tekster og vakre fotos fra eventet som Frost gjorde i spøkelsesbyen Pyramiden, september 2012. For deg som ikke bor i nærheten av utsalgsstedene, er den fortsatt tilgjengelig på postordre via FrostWorld Webshop.
We will also celebrate the release of the beautiful physical release of “Radiomagnetic” – a double-folded cd digipack, in a limited run of 500 ex. Pictures from the Pyramiden event, photos by Carl Critical and artwork by Simen Justdal.
Finally, the album is out on a beautiful special edition cd, with a double gatefold digipack cover, including all the lyrics, pictures by Carl Critical and lovely artwork by Simen Justdal. The cd contains special versions/mixes of some selected songs. It is out on August 16th, and you can make your orders now!
We hope you enjoy it, both musically and visually. It is a limited run of 300 copies, so if you want this one in your collection – or if you want to give it to a friend, make your orders in good time. At the same time, you are supporting the band and spreading the love and the music of Frost. Thank you so much!
“The main feature is a new soundtrack to Vsevolod Pudovkin’s 1926 film Mother, based on a novel by Maxim Gorky. It’s a fine movie, though it probably belongs in the second rank of Russian revolutionary cinema, behind the great masterpieces of Sergei Eisenstein, whose montage methods it uses, though not to the same ingenious effect. Nonetheless, it packs a tremendous emotional clout, added to greatly by the contemporary, live soundtrack of Norwegians Aggie Peterson (Frost), Per Martinsen (Mental Overdrive) and the Russian Sergey Suokas (Slow). Set in 1905, the film tells the story of a family riven by a worker’s strike. The father is hired by the strike-breakers, his son is a revolutionary. When the father dies, the son is among those jailed on trumped up charges. The mother comes round to his support and in a stirring, albeit tragic climax, joins the revolutionaries, the epitome of the resolve of the Russian masses, whose uprising is symbolised by footage of the ice floes of winter broken up by the coming spring. The trio’s soundtrack is equal to the massive forces and themes which course through the film – tornadoes of micro-sound, a million tiny electric furies, during the strikebreaking scenes, great, heavy washes of melodic fragrance during the more poignant moments and pulse-quickening robotic beats as the film moves towards its final, armed confrontation. A perfect marriage of noises and silents.”
Per & Aggie will visit Moscow, together woth Russian composer Sergey Soukas, to perform the silentmovie concert “Mother” at Kino35mm (www.kino35mm.ru). The concert is on Saturday, August 17th. More info (in Russian, though) at this FaceBook event!
Per and Aggie will be hosting as festival-artists at Varangerfestival, based in Vadsø. They will do two installations and one performance, in addition to the opening-concert, a double concert with FROST and Per Martinsen/Nils Petter Molvær. The festival runs from 7-11th of August.
Per and Aggie will visit London July 12th, to do a special concert together with Russian composer Sergey Suokas (aka Slow) at the British Film Institute. This is part of the Noise of Art Electric Nights: Celebrating 100 years of Electronic Music and Silent Cinema.
Featuring Pudovkin’s Mother, with short films from the 1920s
With live music by: Coldcut, Mental Overdrive, Aggie Frost, Slow, Gaggle, Ben Osborne
Marking 100 years since Luigi Russolo wrote ‘A Manifesto for an Art of Noises’, a clarion call for electronic music, tonight brings electronic music back to its earliest home – not the nightclub or conservatoire, but the cinema. Russolo created a proto-synthesiser in 1914 and after WWI he started soundtracking early film in cinemas in Paris. The evening connects a century of film and electronic music. The main feature is the UK debut of a new live score to Vsevolod Pudovkin’s 1926 masterpiece Mother that sees celebrated Russian electronic musician Slow joining forces with Norwegian cosmic disco outfit Mental Overdrive and electronic act Aggie Frost. Their live soundtrack, commissioned by Norway’s TIFF festival, breathes a new intensity into the revered film. Accompanying the feature, pioneering electronic act Coldcut have put new music to films from the Russolo era, while Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne adds music using recordings of Russolo’s own sounds.
Followed by a party in the Benugo Bar with a performance by Gaggle.