• Borealis Listening Club #25

Theme: Music with Weird Instruments

This time our hosts Vilde Tuv and Peter Meanwell chose to listen and to talk about music played on instruments we have never heard about. This month’s guest was Jørgen Træen! He shared music with us and told us about the upcoming project that he and Stein Urheim are working on for Borealis 2020: Krympende klode (Shrinking globe).

Jørgen Træen lives in Bergen and has worked actively as a musician, composer, artist, sound designer, sound engineer and music producer since 1993. As a producer and engineer he has participated on several hundred releases through his work in Duper Studio, with renowned Norwegian artists like Susanne Sundfør and Thea Hjelmeland. Jørgen has toured and released records as Sir Dupermann and with the duo Toy and Golden Serenades among others. In many of his musical projects the focus has been on free improvisation and the experimental. He can be heard on the recent Hubro release of Øyvind Torvund’s The Exotica Album playing alongside sax player Kjetil Møster and the BIT20 Ensemble. In recent years he has mostly worked with modular synths in both music productions and his own projects.

Here is the list of songs and videos we saw, heard and talked about that evening.


1. Rare instrumenter on LørDan 90s NRK show
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/loerdan/1990/FUHA03004090/avspiller

2. Oskar Sala – Live-Konzert 1991 – Mixtur-Trautonium
https://youtu.be/-tQQEChMq1A

3. Mammoth Beat Organ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C-Ggcv7GiA

4. Daphne Oram
https://youtu.be/QJQUPRPJ8yM

5. Lou Harrison just intonation guitars
https://open.spotify.com/track/4LAG5BIwL3YMV8tGZr5DHA

6. Yuri Landsmann Hacked Hard Disk drives
https://youtu.be/BShEZulzCk8Paragraph

7. Bullroarer
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/loerdan/1990/FUHA03004090/avspiller

Time: Tuesday, 29. Oktober, 2019. From 20.00-22.00

Place: Hordaland kunstsenter, Klosteret 17, 5005 Bergen

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