25September2009 FatCat Split#20

Our new vinyl-record on English label FatCat Records with Astral Social Club.
Release-date is 9 November, but it can be pre-ordered here.

Photo by Kerstin Greborn

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04August2009 the Concertinome

The Concertinome is a custom made instrument combining the concertina accordion with the monome style keyboard and electronic air pressure sensors. It was made by Espen Sommer Eide 2009 and demonstrated in this concert at Visningsrommet USF, Bergen, Norway.

17July2009 Two phonophani concerts

Two mini-concerts this summer demonstrating the new custom built instrument by Sommer Eide: the Concertinome. More info about this soon!
25. july 09
Phonophani, the Nord Land, Sørfinset
17. july 09
Phonophani, c/o Visningsrommet, Bergen

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30March2009 Bergen Elektroniske Travpark

Bergen Electronic Racecourse was the opening event at the 2009 borealis festival i Bergen, Norway. It took place at the local horseracing course and was curated by Espen Sommer Eide and Alwynne Pritchard. In this clip you can experience one of the acts improvising to a choreographed horse race.

The band:
John Hegre (Jazzkammer), bass steel guitar
Espen Sommer Eide (Phonophani, Alog), elecronics and race-choreography
Chris Rune "Noiseboy" Olsen, trot-generator and noise Amund Sjølie Sveen, drums

24March2009 Alog by Night, Tokyo

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21March2009 Phonophani live at Bergen Travpark

24. march: Phonophani will play a piece for horses at the local racetrack, collaborating with John Hegre, Amund Sjølie Sveen, POW and Noise-Boy. It`s the opening night of the Borealis festival. Be there at 18.45 - More info at www.borealisfestival.no

21March2009 Alog and Phonophani on Spotify

Spotify has recently included the entire Rune Grammofon catalogue. On the Spot spotify-blog have made a nice playlist including some alog and phonophani albums.

07January2009 Alog live at Urbaines festvial


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06January2009 Red Shift Swing on wall


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03January2009 Money will ruin everything 2

It´s been a long, long time but finally it´s here. Originally planned as an update and slightly revised edition of the long deleted 2cd / book of the same name released in 2003 to celebrate 5 years of Rune Grammofon, this has now turned into a completely new and absolutely gorgeous book, quite simply a must have. Completely redisigned and improved with all new art from Kim Hiorthøy, more pages, slightly bigger and with 4 different types of paper, it features graphic works, photos, video stills, used and unused sleeve art, complete discography and more. The essays on the musical and visual profiles of the label from the first book are included, as is the original interview Kim did with label founder Rune Kristoffersen in 2003. New to this edition is a new interview as well as forewords by Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis and David Fricke, senior editor at Rolling Stone magazine.

Alog contributes one track to the compilation, a live collaboration with Spunk called "Picnic avec", and Phonophani is represented with a track called "the Atlantic".


03December2008 Karusell

The devils playground

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LIVE at AD & A Gallery, OSAKA 22.10 – 07.30 pm

Link: http://adanda.jp/workshop/maxmsp/2008/09/elextra-sound-art-from-norway-concert.html

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LIVE at Superdeluxe, Tokyo 24.10 – 08.00 pm

Link: http://www.super-deluxe.com/#Norwegian%20Music

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The tour is supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Tokyo and MIC/UD.

Booked and organized by Tetsuro Yasunaga.

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26August2008 Autumn Dates

In a couple of weeks (all dates below) Espen Sommer Eide (Phonophani, Alog) will appear for a special project at the "Tabularasa" room of the Manifesta Exhibition in Bolzano, Italy. At the table I will "refurbish" and "reconstruct" old italian vinyl records to become instruments. A picture of a prototype can be seen below - And in the end there will be a mini-concert with the newly built instruments. If you are in the area at the time please bring your old records to be transformed (you even get to bring the finished instrument back home with you)!

The big ALOG project for the autumn is our first tour of Japan in October. Having done only large scale shows the past year with 3-6 people on stage and a ton of custom made instruments to carry around it will be interesting to go back to doing some intimate duo-shows again. In Japan we team up with Alexander Rishaug/Marius Watz and Jana Winderen. The exact dates and venues are not set yet, but we expect to visit Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo. Also we will visit London for a special concert in the woods together with the Owlproject (www.owlproject.com).

Here are all the dates, and hope to see you there!

12. Sep. 08 Phonophani, Manifesta, Bolzano, Italy
2. Oct. 08 Alog, Concrete and Glass, London
14. Oct. 08 Alog Stimul Festival, Prague
22. Oct. 08 Alog, (tba) Japan
23. Oct. 08 Alog, (tba) Japan
24. Oct. 08 Alog, (tba) Japan
25. Oct. 08 Alog, (tba) Japan
8. Nov. 08 Phonophani, Toulouse, France
11. Nov. 08 Phonophani, Perpignan, France
6. Dec. 08 Alog, Urbaines Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland