Sunday, October 28, 2012

Music From The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Archives

I already mentioned the double LP "I want the Beatles to play at my art center! Music From The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Archives 1968-2012" (Prisma 2012), but the new exhibition at Høvikodden opened today, so let´s just have another blog post too.

I have heard the album a couple of times now, and the music is exciting and varied (that´s an understatement!). The tracks are organized after year of production, from Arne Nordheim (recorded in 1969 and edited by Helge Sten) and up to Jenny Hval in 2012.

Soft Machine sounded good 27 February 1971 too. "Teeth" (from "Soft Machine 4", released 28 February this year) has been remastered by Michael King in 2012.
And you all know that the concert they played at HOK 28 February, may be found on "Live at Henie Onstad Art Centre 1971" (Reel Recordings 2009 CD and Smalltown Superjazz 2010 LP).

Let me just mention one of the other tracks on the album, that surprised me: The Spontaneous Music Ensemble with John Stevens (perc), Trevor Watts (sax), Ron Herman (bass) and Julie Driscol (vocal) doing "Norway". The music sound like it is spiced with Norwegian folk, and Julie Driscol might have been herding cattle the old way, in the mountains of Norway, singing the animals homewards.
Play this loud, and the cows will be home before supper. Guaranteed! Stunning!

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