July 11th 2014 // Frost live // Hebden Bridge, UK

The Midnight Sun to Hebden Bridge

Flashlight, Gezellig & Northern Disco Lights bring you an evening of Norwegian music and film with:

Frost (Live)
Ghost Radio Hunter (Film screening)
DJ’s Mental Overdrive, Flash Atkins & Jimmy Gezellig

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Where: Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Holme street, HX7 8EE Hebden, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
When: Friday, July 11at 8:00pm – 1:00am

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Great review in The Quietus

David Stubbs visits the BFI to ponder the effect of talkies on avant garde music. Read more here:


“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 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.

More info (in Norwegian) here.
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“Mother” silentmovie concert in London in July

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.

Tickets £15, concs £11.50 (Members pay £1.50 less)

Presented in association with TIFF

More info and tickets click here.

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