New electronic music

I'm currently working on new music for electronics and two musicians together with musician and composer Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad. The music will be performed by myself and Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad Saturday 17 December 2016 19:00 at MIR in Toftesgate 69 in Oslo.


 
Bertoia Studio

I have just visited the Bertoia Studio in Bally, Pennsylvania. Bertoia Studio was the workshop of artist Harry Bertoia (1915-1978). Bertoia is well known for a series of sound sculptures that went under the name "Sonambient". I am now working on an article about Harry Bertoias work and his special connection to Norway. The article will be published in 2016.


 
Doppelgänger at NOTAM

On Friday 18 November 2016 at 1900 I will do a lecture at NOTAM on techniques and artistic topics in my installation Doppelgänger. The article The Intrinsic Value of Timbre in Doppelgänger will be presented. The lecture is held together with Hans Wilmers and Koka Nikoladze, and is part of the event Musical robots.


 
Sync

On Friday 21 October 2016 I will play with Robin Crafoord and Ilja Badulin at Mir in Oslo. The evening is organized by the SYNC collective and begins at 2200. Kristoffer Tellstrøm is DJing between the sets, and We Are Worms are doing the visuals.


 
Norwegian electronic music at the National Library.

On Tuesday, 30 August 2016 I will do a lecture at the National Library in Oslo on tendencies in Norwegian electronic music. The lecture will focus on artistic and technical aspects in central Norwegian electronic works from the last fifty years, and will be done together with Jøran Rudi and Hilde Marie Holsen.

 


 
Two gigs in Oslo

After two rounds of listening party we will continue our journey into electronic music on June 4, this time with the music of the electronic duo Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald and the event 7 hour Basic channel listening party. The DJ team is the same as last time with Robin, Sannergata, Jon Ole Flø, I.am.Dj. and Phylyps Trak.

Friday 1 July I will play with Ravi Brunsvik, Kim Dürbeck and Robin Crafoord. The evening is organized by SYNC and begins at 2100. Sannergata Sound System Feat Astrid is this nights DJ.

Both events are at MIR in Toftesgate 69 in Oslo.


 
Nordheim in Warsaw

My article Time, timbre and text, examines the artistic techniques in Nordheim's electronic works, focusing on the Warsaw period. The article will be published by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw in May 2016.


 
Oslo Open

Saturday and Sunday, April 16 to 17, 2016 at 12.00 - 18.00, I will participate in the art festival Oslo Open. Oslo Open is an art festival with open studios which has been held since 2001. Come by and have a look at the work on my latest installations as well as works in progress.


 
Three gigs in Oslo

After two rounds of Aphex Twin listening party we will continue our journey into electronic music on October 30, this time with the music of the legendary American electronic duo Drexciya and the event Underwater Disturbances - 7 hour Drexciya listening party. The DJ team is the same as last time with Robin, Sannergata, Oxytocin, I.am.Dj. and Wave Jumper.

Friday 13 November I will play with Robin Crafoord (Trulz & Robin), Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad and Håkon Vinnogg (Vinny Villbass). The evening is organized by the Formant and SYNC and begins at 2200. Mischa Mathys is this nights DJ.

Friday 20 November, I will play a concert with Andreas Mork (Sannergata). Oljud 170 & Stöka also plays this evening. Oxytocin and NN are DJing between sets this night.

All three events are at MIR in Toftesgate 69 in Oslo.


 
Doppelgänger at ICMC

The installation Doppelgänger will be presented at The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC). ICMC 2015 will be held at the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, University of North Texas, Denton, USA, September 25th to October 1st 2015. The article The Intrinsic Value of Timbre in Doppelgänger, written by Asbjørn Blokkum Flø and Hans Wilmers, will be published in the 2015 ICMC Proceedings. This comprehensive article discusses timbral issues and models used in Doppelgänger.


 
Doppelgänger at the Norwegian academy of music

22 september 2015 at 1000-1200 I will do a lecture at the Norwegian academy of music on techniques and artistic concepts in my installation Doppelgänger. The articles The Intrinsic Value of Timbre in Doppelgänger and Doppelgänger: A solenoid-based large scale sound installation will be presented. The lecture is open for everyone.


 
A trip to the moon with SkRR

Tuesday 16th June 2015 at 20 at Grünerløkka library in Oslo, I am participating in a performance of new music for the film Le Voyage dans la Lune. The performance will be together with the live electronics collective SkRR. As always it is silent movies on the program, this time by Georges Méliès.


 
Doppelgänger at NIME

The installation Doppelgänger will be presented at The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). NIME 2015 will be held at the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA, May 31 - June 3, 2015. The article Doppelgänger: A solenoid-based large scale sound installation, written by Asbjørn Blokkum Flø and Hans Wilmers, will be published in the 2015 NIME Proceedings.


 
Nordheim Lecture at the Norwegian Academy of Music

Monday 4 May 2015 at 12:00 I will do a lecture on techniques and artistic concepts in Arne Nordheims electronic music at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. The lecture is part of the conference Eastern acoustics - Lutoslawski and Nordheim, organized by the Chopin academy in Warsaw, the Norwegian Academy of Music and NOTAM.


 
Oslo Open

Saturday and Sunday, April 18 to 19, 2015 at 1200 to 1800 I will participate in the art festival Oslo Open. Oslo Open is an art festival with open studios which has been held since 2001. Come by and have a look at the work on my latest installations as well as works in progress.


 
Sync

Fredag 6 march 2015 I will play together with Jens Ole Bjerkan (Bloksberg), Robin Crafoord (Trulz & Robin), Ivar Winther (Snuten) and Andreas Mork (Sannergata) at Mir in Oslo. This night is organized by the SYNC collective and starts at 2200. Dj Hooker is the DJ this night.


 
Dans for voksne at Grünerløkka library

Friday 23 January 2015 I will play together with Alexander Rishaug at Grünerløkka library. The Finnish musician Antti Tolvi wil also play this evening, which is hosted by Dans for voksne. The concert begins at 2000.


 
Nosferatu with SkRR

Thursday 27th November 2014 at 19 at NOTAM in Oslo, I am participating in a performance of new music for the film Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. The performance will be together with the live electronics collective SkRR, and is part of the series NOTAM-forum. As always it is silent movies on the program, this time the classic Nosferatu.


 
Lecture on Analogikk

Thursday 30 October 2014 at 1900, I will do a lecture at NOTAM on synthesis and composition techniques used in my last work Analogikk. Analogikk was performed during the Ekko Festival 2014 in Bergen. The piece is a work for analogue electronics and four musicians, and was performed by myself, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Alexander Rishaug and Hild Sofie Tafjord. Analogikk was comissioned by BEK (Bergen Center for Electronic Arts).


 
Analogikk at Ekko.

I'm working on a new piece, Analogikk, which will be performed friday 17 October 2014 at 1900 at Østre during the Ekko Festival in Bergen. Analogikk is a piece for analog electronics and four musicians, and will be performed by myself, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Alexander Rishaug and Hild Sofie Tafjord. Analogikk is commissioned by BEK (Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts).


 
Doppelgänger at Bergen Kunsthall

In the sound installation Doppelgänger, the sound from café Landmark is transported into an installation consisting of steel monoliths. The sound from the café is presented in reworked, analysed form – as an abstracted, aural shadow version of the ‘real world’. The exhibition is produced by Lydgalleriet and Bergen Kunsthall in collaboration with the Borealis festival, and opens 21 March 2014.


 
Two new articles

I've written two interviews with composer Jøran Rudi. Tretti år i elektronisk kunst is published in the journal Ballade, and a look back at political activism, composition, and institution building. Når lyd tas fra hverandre goes further into the political and artistic thinking. This interview can be found in the journal Lydskrift # 1 2014.


 
Recording of Vevnad

Monday, January 13, 2014, we are going to record Arne Nordheims work Vevnad at NRK Store Studio. The recording is in conjunction with an album release by trombone player Sverre Riise. The performers are: Sverre Riise (trombone), Emery Cardas (cello) and Asbjørn Blokkum Flø (Disklavier).


 
The Norwegian Art Yearbook 2013

Arne Nordheims work Vevnad was performed twice a day during the opening week of documenta XIII in 2012. The cover of the Norwegian Art Yearbook 2013, is from the score of Vevnad, and stands as an image of the largest Norwegian representation at Documenta ever. The performers were: Sverre Riise (trombone), Emery Cardas (cello) and Asbjørn Blokkum Flø (Disklavier). The Norwegian Art Yearbook 2013 is launched on November 18 at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo.


 
Vevnad at Ultima

I will participate in the performance of Arne Nordheim's work Vevnad during the Ultima Festival, 9 September 2013, 16.00 at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. The performers are: Sverre Riise (trombone), Emery Cardas (cello) and Asbjørn Blokkum Flø (Disklavier).


 
Nordheim Article for the Henie Onstad Art Centre

My article Memory Bubbles - an Introduction to Arne Nordheim's electronic music, examines the artistic concepts and compositional techniques in Nordheim's electronic works. The article can be found in the catalogue of the exhibition Arne Nordheim in the world of art No “-isms” for me, please!, exhibited at the Henie Onstad Art Centre 22 August 2013 - 12 January 2014.


 
Sound object at the National Museum - Architecture

The sound object Workspace will be displayed at the National Museum - Architecture, in the period 8 April to 10 May 2013. Architectural Model in scale 1:10, analogue audio electronics.


 
Oslo Open

Saturday and Sunday, April 20 to 21, 2013 at 1200 to 1800 I will participate in the art festival Oslo Open. Oslo Open is an art festival with open studios which has been held six times since its inception in 2001. Come by and have a look at the work on my latest installation Doppelgänger. The address is Marcus Thranes Gate 4B.


 
12 pitches with SPUNK

On saturday 16 February 2013 at Ny Musikk in Oslo, I will play in the backing band of the improv band SPUNK. The concert is in conjunction with the completion of the project Das Wohltemperierte SPUNK, where the band has played one concert each year since 2001, each concert dedicated to one of the 12 pitches of the octave.


 
10th anniversary of the Norwegian Noise Orchestra

Wednesday 12 December 2012, from 12 noon and for the next twelve hours, it is the 10th anniversary of the Norwegian Noise Orchestra at Betong in Oslo, and I'm one of the performers. The band is a noise Big Band, but that is also the only fixed thing about it. The concerts are not planned, who is playing and how long, is completely open.


 
Nordheim article in Lydskrift

My article Memorables - Arne Nordheim's electronic music, examines the artistic and compositional techniques in Nordheim's electronic works, focusing on the Warsaw period. The article can be found in the new journal Lydskrift. There will be a release party for Lydskrift at the Torpedo bookstore in Oslo, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 1900-2100.


 
Composition at the University of Huddersfield

On September 25 2012, I will travel to northern England, the University of Huddersfield, and the CeReNeM (Centre for Research in New Music) to work on composing a new piece of electronic music. The work will take place in the unique experimental room for three-dimensional sound at the University of Huddersfield, The Spiral.


 
Chess at Ultima

Friday September 7 2012, I am involved in the performance of a new piece for two chess players and eight musicians during the Ultima Festival. The developments in the chess game controls the course of the music. The piece is based on the work Reunion by John Cage, which was first performed in 1968 by John Cage, David Tudor, Marcel Duchamp, Teeny Duchamp, Gordon Mumma, David Behrman, and Lowell Cross.


 
Vevnad at documenta XIII

I participate in the performance of Arne Nordheim's work Vevnad at documenta XIII in Kassel, Germany. The piece will be performed two times a day, every day for a week, June 5 - 10  2012. This is the first time this piece is performed outside of Norway.
The performers are: Sverre Riise (trombone), Emery Cardas (cello) and Asbjørn Blokkum Flø (Disklavier).


 
Concert in Kaliningrad

7. May 2012 I will play a concert with my own electronic music in Kaliningrad, Russia, at the Club Alternativa. The concert is organized by the NCCA (National Centre for the Contemporary Arts).


 
Workshop in Kaliningrad

I will travel to the NCCA (National Centre for the Contemporary Arts) in Kaliningrad, Russia, 5 - 7 May 2012 to do a workshop on the production of electronic music and sound art. The workshop revolves around how the production of audio, video, interaction and programming can be combined with artistic practice.


 
Resonatoor

I have just started the work on the piece Resonatoor for extended guitar ensemble, that is written in collaboration with guitarist Anders Førisdal. In Resonatoor, the techniques and concepts of electronic music is transferred to the writing of instrumental music.


 
Ragnarok in Russia

The sound installation Ragnarok will be exhibited again at the NCCA (National Centre for Contemporary Arts), in Kaliningrad, Russia. The exhibition is part of the Russian-Nordic focus on experimental music and sound art at NCCA Kaliningrad. The exhibition opens 9 December 2011.


 
Curator at the Ultima Festival

I am currently working as a curator on a series of concerts of electronic music in connection with the Ultima Festival 2011. The concerts range from field recordings via live electronics to computer-generated noise and takes place at Riksscenen and Taxi Take Away 9, 11 and 17 September.


 
Ragnarok at the Ultima festival

I am working on a new sound installation, Ragnarok, that is going to be premiered at KHiO (Oslo National Academy of the Arts) on September 17 2011 during the Ultima festival in Oslo. Ragnarok will compress musical history into an elementary particle of sound and then stretch this out into space again.


 
New record and release party

The new record Klank is just finished and we're having a release party at Mir in Oslo on Saturday August 27 2011 at 2030-0030. Klank consists of two short works in which various sonic threads are woven together into a ribbon of electronic sound. This micro release is available on 7" vinyl as well as streaming and digital download.


 
Vevnad at OCA and Ultima

I will do the electronics for a concert with the work Vevnad by Arne Nordheim 15 June, 2011 at 19:00 at OCA (Office for Contemporary Art Norway), Oslo. The piece will also be performed during the Ultimafestival 2011.
The performers are: Sverre Riise (trombone), Hans Josef Groh (cello) and Asbjørn Blokkum Flø (Disklavier).


 
Istanbul in Blackburn

The UK installation team 4dcreative have picked up the Istanbul work, and will be using it in an installation at a school for disabled children in Blackburn in 2011.


 
Percussion recordings in Malmö

I am going to Malmö in August 2011 for a recording of a piece for two percussionists. The recording will be posted on this page when the editing, mixing and mastering is finished.


 
Istanbul in Manchester again

The sound art group Kinokophone is arranging a soundscape evening, and have also this time chosen Istanbul as one of the works to be played on Wednesday 23 February 2011 at Madlab in Manchester.


 
Istanbul in Manchester

The sound art group Kinokophone is arranging a soundscape evening and have chosen Istanbul as one of the works to be played on Thursday 20th January 2011 at Madlab in Manchester.


 
Recording with Ellen Ugelvik at Henie Onstad Art Centre

The planning has started for the recording of piano music, and Henie Onstad Art Centre is booked for the recording with pianist Ellen Ugelvik in January 2011.


 
Nordheim lecture at Litteraturhuset

On tuesday December 7th 2010 I am doing the lecture Nordheim electric – techniques and artistic concepts in Nordheims electronic music at Litteraturhuset in Oslo together with Mats Claesson, Arne Nordheims engineer.


 
Concert at Grønland Chamber Music Festival

I'm currently working on a commission for a concert at Grønland Chamber Music Festival on the 4th of December 2010. The concert is held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pierre Schaeffer. The piece will be something in between a sound installation and electronic music. Watch out for anti-acousmatic Schaefferian sound structures.


 
Nordheim Concert in Huddersfield

I am going to the North of England and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival where I’ll be doing the  electronics at a concert of electronic music by Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim on November  25th 2010 along with Nordheim's regular engineer for many years, Mats Claesson. The participants are: Asbjørn Blokkum Flø and Mats Claesson – electronics, Eldbjørg Hemsing - violin and Einar Steen-Nøkleberg - piano.


 
The writing of Analogique II is underway

I have just started writing a new piece, Analogique II for four electronic keyboard instruments. The development of specially designed electronics is underway and contains something as exotic as voltage control of analogue electronics with digital audio resolution. I am going to BEK in Bergen in early November 2010 to work on this piece with Trond Lossius.


 
Recording of Katastrofebilder finished

The recording of the work Katastrofebilder is finished. Katastrofebilder is a 45-minute piece for saxophone, violin, viola, cello, double bass and two percussionists. Editing and mixing of the piece will be finished in 2014.


 
 


Klank - electronic music. text text text text text text.


I Guess I’ll Have To Dream The Rest - piano music.


Ragnarok - installation.text text text text text text.


Doppelgänger - installation.