A conversation about how music comes into being within different technological, interpersonal and societal frameworks. To the horror of some and the joy of others: There will be free improv!
Solveig’s Speisa Musikk (radiOrakel) is a sonic oasis where (underground) music’s creation, aspects, applications and effects are explored. Solveig has put together a panel consisting of the count of live electronics and sound art adventurer Bern Isak Wærstad, music researcher, multi-instrumentalist and polyglot Tejaswinee Kelkar, and author, artist and researcher in musicology Marek Susdorf.
The episode was recorded in front of an audience at Blå – Oslo’s most active nightclub and music venue primarily for alternative and club music. The show was part of Musikkfest 2021. It will later be broadcasted at radiOrakel too (turn on your radio at 18:00 every Tuesday!). The episode is in English, with a short Norwegian introduction after the “tempo-wonky” jingle!
More about the guests:
Bernt Isak Wærstad is a musician, sound and multi-media artist, programmer and instrument designer holding a MA in Music Technology from Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU). Musically he is working within a wide variety of genres such as electro-acoustic free-improvisation, noise-rock, electronic pop and afro pop.
Tejaswinee Kelkar is a singer and a researcher. She finished her PhD with the RITMO center of excellence at University of Oslo in November 2019. Her research interests are melodic cognition, motion-capture and musical-cultural analysis.
Marek Susdorf is a Polish writer and artist; a graduate of Slavic Studies at Gdańsk University and RMA Gender Studies at Utrecht University; works as a Research Fellow at the Department of Musicology of Oslo University; his doctoral project concerns the musical-colonial relationship between the Netherlands and Suriname as well as recent employments of posthumanist theories in musicological scholarship.
About the hostess:
Solveig Sørbø is a composer, musician and producer who makes eclectic music for ensembles. Her vision for Solveigs Speisa Musikk is to highlight the workings of music, from various perspectives including scientific and artistic ones.
Sound technician: Tor Erik L Johansen (Blå)
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