Sound - Material - Architecture

20. Aug 2021 KL. 19:00 - 20:00

Sound - Material - Architecture

At first sight the ensemble with Kristoffer Berre Alberts (saxophone), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) and Ludger Hennig (electronics) is a trio. And at a further first glance one would describe the glass dome at Stavanger Art Museum as extremely problematic, even difficult from an acoustic point of view.If you look at the meeting of the two from a musical perspective, the result is an exciting quartet: the trio is extended by another player - the performance space. With multiple echoes, reflections, resonances and focus phenomena, each sound, every musical atom contains its individual spatial quality and a collage of it all creates complex spatial constellations that can change slowly, steadily, but also suddenly and unexpectedly in multiple directions. Sonic Architecture meets Material and Sound, flowing into a musical dialect and collaborative language in situ.

Kristoffer Berre Alberts - Saxophones
Paal Nilssen-Love - Drums
Ludger Hennig - SoftwareInstruments
Glass dome - Sonic Architecture

Kristoffer Berre Alberts
(b. 1982) has from his background as a jazz musician done everything from acoustic American free jazz to European contemporary improvised music. With his collaborations and releases with Steve Noble, Maja Ratkje, Lasse Marhaug, Cortex, Paal Nilssen-Love, Terrie Ex and SAKA, he stand out as one of the most interesting saxophone players in Scandinavia. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Performing Arts, University of Stavanger.

Ludger Hennig
(b. 1969) works in sound art and computer music and has been exploring diverse sounding materials such as steel strings, glass plates, and objects. He has also worked with manipulation of acoustic spatial dimensions in architecture, sound sculptures and sound installations. Since 2005, he has expanded his artistic field of work in improvised music, sound architectures, loudspeaker projections and audible perception. His projects in improvised music often take on a collaborative nature and he has been working with a wide range of highly profiled composers, musicians, and sound artists.

Paal Nilssen-Love
(b. 1974) grew up in Stavanger and is one of the most profiled drummers on the Norwegian jazz scene. He has been central in bands such as The Thing, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Atomic and Scorch Trio, and collaborated with musicians such as Peter Brötzmann, Ken Vandermark, Akira Sakata and Otomo Yoshihide. In recent years he has had great success with his own band Large Unit which consists of 14 Nordic musicians. Nilssen-Love has been involved in starting up the impro festival All Ears and the jazz festival Blow Out. He also runs his own record company PNL Records.

Photo: Rita Scrofani