This week we’ve invited Bastl Instruments and Darrin Wiener AKA Goldwiener to Tromsø to hold two modular workshops in our Just Press Play series of events. We will be focusing on Bastl’s own modules Thursday Oct 27th, and Random*Source’s series of Serge for Eurorack modules on Friday 28th. The workshops are hosted in cooperation with the Insomnia Festival, and if you’re in Tromsø you can still attend by getting in touch through the festival website or our Facebook page.
This Friday, September 23rd, I’m heading to Bergen for the premiere of Paper Vision Films’ documentary on the history of Norwegian electronic dance music – “Northern Disco Lights“. In addition to being one of the talking heads in the film, I have also been so lucky as to also be involved in doing the music score for the film. After the premiere we’ll head to Østre for a party including DJ’s like Annie, Mikal Telle, Olle Abstract, Kahhun, myself and several more. Read more about the event here, and come and join us if you’re in Bergen this weekend!
You can now watch parts of the 12-hour ambient jam session held at Liquid Sky Berlin back in August. The 3rd part of the session is mostly the stretch where I participated, amongst some other great audiovisual artists. Check it out in the player above.
I’ll be heading to Kristiansand this week to run a workshop together with Belgian visual artist Lawrence Malstaff and contemporary dancer Liv Hanne Haugen as part of the Sand Festival. The workshop is “suitable for young artists who have an interest in performing arts that transgress boundaries, and the relationship between movement and installation art.”, so come along if you’re one of these and will be in the area this coming Thursday and Friday.
Kristiansand’s Punkt Festival has been pushing the boundaries between various forms of music for quite a few years now. They were the first to introduce the “live remix” concept, which I’ve been so lucky to have been invited to participate in at several occasions. During this year’s festival a documentary about the history of Punkt will have it’s first screening. It includes some live footage of one of my performances during their visit to Paris in 2015, and also includes an interview alongside some great artists and the Punkt founders. Check out a short teaser above and make sure you catch the entire film when it’s viewing near you in the future.
Over the years I have written a lot of music that falls outside of my usual arena of club-friendly (and sometimes slightly un-friendly) beats. Up until recently this has mainly been in connection with film scoring or composing for art shows and sound installations, but I feel I’m now ready to release some of my more experimental material in a more traditional way. I’m therefore starting a new series of releases under a different artist name – to avoid any confusion. The first transmission by this new project is called “Waveform01”, and is a single track album with a running time of 53mins 17secs. You can stream the whole album from this new Bandcamp page , and if you like what you hear and want to purchase it, you may do so for a minimum of 5 Euro. If you want to pay more, that’s also OK. It only means I will be able to keep expanding my modular setup, and hopefully create new and interesting sounds for your future enjoyment. If you want to get in touch to book a live gig with WAVE∞FORM, you can hit me up through one of my social media channels (mentaloverdrive @ Instagram, Twitter or Facebook). If you’re rather looking for more club-friendly beats, you probably want to book Mental Overdrive instead. I hope you enjoy the new sounds.
I’ll be heading to the city of Brno in the Czech Republic towards the end of May to play live at a party on Friday May 27th in connection to Noise Kitchen’s Synth Fest 2. The two-day festival will include workshops, parties, lectures and talks about synthesisers, modular systems and all things fun and tweakable. The gig will also mark the re-release of my 1995 album “Plugged” on Prins Thomas’ Rett i Fletta label, and also the launch of the “Tromsø” module by Bastl Instruments. The line-up is constantly being added to, so check in on the Facebook event link above for more info.