Happy new year! As usual I’ve been a bit slow in here.. hope to speed it up a bit this year.. 2013 was pretty great in terms of music and travelling. Did some nice workshop action here in town in February with Alan Courtis.. Then in March a Norway, Finland and Baltic tour with now-steady duo Star Turbine. Good times. Then the BIG trip was my Japan tour in June and July, truly amazing, and I can’t wait to go back at some point.. After that some quality hanging out in Berlin, and some shows there, as well as Oslo, Copenhagen and London. In October I went to the Netherlands and played some shows and had a residency at the Extrapool, good times there with Fabio Orsi and Frans de Waard. Very productive too. In November I went to Brighton and played at the amazing Colour out of Space festival, super nice weekend… Apart from that some shows here in Norway, solo and in December a few with Bjerga/Iversen.
I think I played around 40 shows throughout the year…
Recording and release wise, a lot of stuff has come out. The biggest and most accomplished “project” can be heard or downloaded for free here: http://www.bjergaiversen.bandcamp.com
Here we put up an album every month for the whole year, so go there and get all 12 albums. Pay what you like, but don’t be afraid to take it for free.
Also this year has seen quite a few Star Turbine releases, as well as a few releases with my new duo with Micromelancolie from Poland, some quality releases too, if I should say so myself… And more to come, even on wax.. stay tuned.. Also, a bunch of tapes, mostly solo, have seen the light of day.. get in touch if you’re interested, Check them out in the “buy” section…
Some upcoming action for the near future:
JAN 25th – OSLO – Pizlets (gamle Stein og Jord) – Hammersborggt 19 (under tunnelen under Deichmanske) – 8PM – Entry 50,- Playing SOLO. Also playing: Invisible Bees and Elektrodiesel
FEB 21st to MARCH 1st – UK TOUR – STAR TURBINE & SOLO SHOWS
Here’s a rather lenghty interview with yours truly… just in time for the UK tour..
FEB 21st – LONDON – Ryans Bar, 181 Stoke Newington Church Str. – 8PM – £3 – Sindre Bjerga/Tom White duo + Claus Poulsen + Duncan Harrison + Twilit Grotto. https://www.facebook.com/events/408076445995739/
FEB 22nd – LONDON – Electric Knife Records, 16 B Fortess Rd, Kentish Town (2 mins from tube station) – 2PM (afternoon show) – Donation. STAR TURBINE + Ilpo Heikkinen & Lauri Hyvärinen + Ian Watson + Jukka Hautamaki http://electrickniferecords.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/events/219184294945830/
FEB 22nd – MILTON KEYNES – MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd. – 7.30 PM – £4 – Star Turbine + Bridget Hayden + Cam Deas + Rebecca E. Davies. http://www.mkgallery.org/events/2014_02_22/saturday_live_music/
FEB 24th – LONDON – OLIVE. 18 Stoke Newington High Str. – 8PM – £3 – “BLIND DATES” – Two experimental, improvised music duos who never played before..
Sindre Bjerga + BBBlood
Claus Poulsen + Duncan Harrison
FEB 25th – SHEFFIELD – Portland Works, Randall Str.- 8PM – £4 / £3 – Star Turbine + Sindre Bjerga + Lovely Honkey Duo.
FEB 26th – LEEDS – Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Str. – 7.30PM – £4 – Star Turbine + Indian Lady + 2 Koi Karp + Trowser Carrier + the Genius of Germ + art exhibition by Ace Tagg. https://www.facebook.com/events/624450357616725
FEB 27th – BRADFORD – Fuse Art Space. 5-7 Rawson Place. – 8PM – FREE ENTRY – Star Turbine + Paupers Deluxe Melody Boa Band http://www.copsandrobbers.net/5914/star-turbine-paupers-deluxe-melody-boa-band/
FEB 28th – NEWCASTLE – Mining Institute, Westgate Rd (by the train station) – 8PM – £6 – Star Turbine + Inseminoid + Posset + Sindre Bjerga solo
MARCH 1st – EDINBURGH – Nundungeon (The Cave) 39 Niddry Str. – Doors 8.30PM – £5 – Star Turbine + Inseminoid + Xazzaz + Fordell Research Unit.
and another show coming up…
MARCH 22nd – STAVANGER – Cafe Humbug. Rosenkrantzgt 52. – 8PM – Donation. Sindre Bjerga/ Espen Solheim + Totentanzakademie + Hauk & Sol