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Personal Astronomy

Personal Astronomy

Working with space, distance and dimension is the subtitle of the piece now being created at Madstun by Jon Balke . Scored for The Norwegian Wind Ensemble, an orchestra of 22 eminent musicians, the piece focuses on  sound architecture by use of a careful mix…

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ProsjektMD

ProsjektMD

A group of arcitects, industrial engineers, media workers,music students etc… all devoted to the music of Miles Davis , gathered at Madstun for three days rehearsal for an  for an upcoming concert of their ProsjektMD , 8 piece group focused on the music of Miles…

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Percussion Workshop with Pedram KhavarZamini

Percussion Workshop with Pedram KhavarZamini

  Madstun organizes a three day workshop with Tombak master Pedram KhavarZamini for professionals and students from 24 to 27 october 2013. The workshop takes place at Madstun in Fall, Søndre Land county and costs nok 1200 ,- and 2000,- with lodging. We can offer…

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Preparing for concert Røst

Preparing for concert Røst

10th of August Sissel Vera Pettersen, Jon and me will do a concert and video performance under the “Querini Cross Correnti 2013” The concept of the oneday happening is: We want the artists involved QueriniOperaen 2012, to be presented in other contexts, show diversity in…

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Sunday lunch visit

Sunday lunch visit

Our new friends and “neighbours” (3-4 km distance) Markus, Gunnhild and Felix who bought the old Hov railwaystation last year came to lunch travelling by railwaytrolley on the old Valdresbanen track. A nice surprise! Gunnhild is now head of a project who aims to strengthen the…

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FjordFlyt

FjordFlyt

On the 8th of June Madstun participated in arranging FjordFlyt for the first time. Randsfjorden in the county of Søndre Land is a long and beautiful fjord with little activity in the summertime. We invited local people and boat owners to a unique concert on…

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TIMBER PARTY

TIMBER PARTY

Crew resting in afternoon sun in short break between heavy work sessions clearing and carrying logs and branches . Great people, great whether, great food from Land Kulturkjøkken (deer and moose) and great wines.This is called “dugnad” in Norwegian , a voluntary participation in physical…

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Visit from Germany

Visit from Germany

Just had a nice visit from IJ Bierman and film crew : Kai Midentorp and Florian Kühnle, doing different documentaries on Norwegian music makers. Tone was greatly impressed by the incredible RED camera that emerged from the car on the parking lot!

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TIMBER!

TIMBER!

on 26/27/28 april we gather friends for a weekend of lumberjacking, taking down trees for drying in the spring winds. The timber will dry efficiently during may and june, and finally be stored under cover for the july and august rains, Then in beginning of…

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