Monday, May 19, 2008

The Chainsaw Massage

If you are in Bergen for the Bergen International Festival, starting Wednesday, make sure you spend a lot of time walking around. Ole Hamre is organizing The Oi Oi Festival, where you may meet several of this blogs favourites performing outdoors: Arve Henriksen, Terje Isungset, Per Jørgensen and vocalist Eldbjørg Raknes.
One of the happenings is called "The Chainsaw Massage", and the programme explains: "A few years ago, Arve Henriksen delighted both himself and his audience by playing a duet with a chainsaw. He’s never forgotten the energy of that experience, and this time the intention is to combine it with the wide range of sounds that can be derived from sawing and woodcutting. Some of Bergen’s cutting edge percussionists participate. The music is composed by Terje Isungset and Fredrick Schjelderup". If you want to read the bilingual programme, you may check it here (warning: it's PDF).

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