• Borealis Listening Club #26

Theme: Music that isn’t planned

Listening hosts: Vilde Tuv & Irem Müftüoglu

In November Irem Müftüoglu will be joining Vilde Tuv as a listening host. This time, the guest in the sofa will be Kristin Vollset. She is a musician and songwriter from Bergen known as “The Musical Slave”. She makes music in a genre she calls tropical punk, and sings, among other things, about love, natural forces and the world economy.
She has lived in France, England and Ireland, and has travelled extensively, writing songs about what she has experienced along the way. She has worked as a fisherman in Mexico, as a groom in Dublin and on a farm in Hardanger where she made cheese and sausages. When travelling, she makes money playing music and selling pancakes on the street. She has also worked as a street musician in Bergen, since 2003. From 2006 to 2010 she played in the Bergen Beach Band, and in 2016 she released the song, “No Plan” a documentary about the urban horse community in Dublin, Ireland.
“The Musical Slave” will contribute music from people who do not want to have a plan, and who certainly don’t want to be part of anyone else’s plan, people who seek freedom more than they seek a specific goal or type of success. There will be songs by or about nomads, travelers, hobos, troubadours and street musicians from most continents.

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

1.Björk – Singing Improvised Icelandic/Gibberish Live in London https://youtu.be/4Sw9_2Mw1GM

2. Robert Johnson – Ramblin on my mind

3. Big Mama Thornton – My heavy load

4. Kalyi Jag – Spor 5 (Gypsy songs from Hungary)

5. Holger Czukay – Boatwoman´s song

6. Freestyle by Yasiin Bey (better known as Mos Def) and Bahamadia from the documentary «Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme» (2000)

7. The Musical Slave – NO PLAN (Kristin Vollset’s video from the horse lane in Ireland)

Time: Tuesday, 26. November, 2019. From 20.00-22.00

Place: Hordaland kunstsenter, Klosteret 17, 5005 Bergen

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