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Barokksolistene workshop

Barokksolistene workshop

In training for the Alehouse program, Bjarte Eike collected his soldiers for high level training and culinary excursions at Madstun in a three day period in the autumn-colored hills of Søndre Land. Here they  are focused  on rhythmic exercises for hands and feet , instructed by Helge…

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Siwan sextet rehearsals

Siwan sextet rehearsals

Siwan in sextet version, to include our new vocalist Mouna Boutchebak, from Algeria now living in  Marseille. Three days of intense  rehearsals and exquisite meals served by all the chefs i the ensemble. Off on a small tour now: Hov chuch today wed 10, Oslo tomorrow…

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Batagraf rehearsals / film shoots

Batagraf rehearsals / film shoots

june 20,21,22: three days of intense drumming as Batagraf dives deeper into spastic rhythms and phrases. Photographer Annar  Bjorgli was with us one day for first shots of what will become short films about Batagraf , possibly ending up in a music documentary. Film shots inside…

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Jøkleba edit session

Jøkleba edit session

16,17, 18 june: Audun Kleive and Per Jørgensen in deep concentration at Madstun listening to final edits of upcoming Jøkleba Cd on Ecm. The album is  finalized and getting ready for print. At ECM in Munich they are already preparing the first drafts for the…

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An idea is tested

An idea is tested

Departing from the original idea of a building-like structure , Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson has changed idea during todays work on site and are now working on a completely different concept. The very cooperative land owner and  farmer Pål Odnes has made the site…

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“Vedskulptur” is launched

“Vedskulptur” is launched

Monday 5th may: arrival of Dagur Eggertsson and Sami Rintala for initial inspection on site for the premiere of Vedskulptur i Søndre Land, a concept based on the deep traditions of wood chopping and storing in they community of forestry. The sculpture will be developed…

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Mbalax percussion workshop

Mbalax percussion workshop

Three days of intensive studies in the poly-rhythmical universe of Wolof music . Norwegian professionals at school led by master drummer Baboucar Camara. Our interest in Wolof music began with the meeting with Miki N´Doye and the Eolén group , and later developed in travels…

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Brita/Tone workout

Brita/Tone workout

Brita Skybak and I have had some wonderful and snowy days with editing and preparations for the concert with live video at Cafeteateret, Oslo 5.april. Participating artists are Live Maria Roggen, Sidiki Camara, Brita Skybak og Tone Myskja Madstun was functioning perfectly for us with…

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Jøkleba at work

Jøkleba at work

Jøkleba- Audun Kleive , Per Jørgensen and Jon Balke land at Madstun 12-14 december for deep diving into music and technology development for the coming concert series starting at Elvespeilet in Prosgrunn for the SMOG festival 27 december, and continuing into 2014 Jøkotour , where…

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TOMBAK forever

TOMBAK forever

Just finished three days of deep diving into the world of the Tombak drum and persian cooking. Led by master drummer and cook Pedram Khavarzamini , a group of musicians from Norway and Iran at Madstun spent long days  of studies and long nights of gastronomy…

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