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Helge Norbakken gjestekunstner/artist in residence

Helge Norbakken gjestekunstner/artist in residence

Helge Andreas Norbakken er installert og godt i gang i studio. Han er gjestekunstner hos Madstun i november, og skal jobbe med perkusjons-konsepter i forhold til folkemusikk som forberedelse til samarbeid med Anne Gravir Klykken og Camilla Granlien. I tillegg gjør han en workshop i…

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Siwan 2017 recording

Siwan 2017 recording

19 january 2017: Pedram Khavarzamini, Helge Norbakken and Jon Balke in action for the new Siwan recording . Pre production at Madstun, full recording with Barokksolistene (9 string players) at The Village Recording in Copenhagen. Also present at Madstun were Mouna Boutchebak , vocals and…

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Beranek session

Beranek session

21. december 2016:Recording for the new Batagraf album , a day of surrealist word play by master voice Espen Beranek Holm. Will be released spring 2017

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Batagraf recording session

Batagraf recording session

Just rounded off some days of intense sketching session for the new Batagraf production. Not sure if this will be a CD or just tracks for short films and other ways of publishing. We are looking into extensive voice work, electronics, and new instrumentations. Taking…

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Trondheim Voices / Batagraf rehearsing On Anodyne at Madstun

Trondheim Voices / Batagraf rehearsing On Anodyne at Madstun

From 1 march Madstun will be invaded by singers and drummers for intense days of rehearsals for a new version of On Anodyne, Jon Balke´s composition based on the poem Anodyne by Yusuf Komuniyakaa. The project will be presented at Victoria, Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo…

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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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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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