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Only Connect is a sci-fi music festival in Oslo inspired by the ideas and the universe of the influential British author J.G. Ballard. This year's festival is dedicated to Jon Bing (1944-2014), author, professor and science fiction enthusiast who got J.G. Ballard translated to Norwegian. Mr Bing was instrumental in creating this years festival but sadly passed away earlier this year.
I'm supposed to be a hermit composing in a bubble right now, not performing, but Mr Bing is one of my childhood heroes, I still want to live aboard the library solar-sail spaceship Alexandria. And Mr. Ballard one of my favorite authors. (I don't want to live in his high-rise.)
And also, actually, exposing children to the possible technological mayhem of machines taking control and making us dance is a hard job but somebody's got to do it.
There is the intriguing festival programme.
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The dead comes down with the rain. Post-apocalyptic, dystopian, a broken violin. The fourth release from this dark, ambient side-project from Ugress.
I perform my live score to Dreyer's Passion Of Joan Of Arc this weekend.
I love working with live film scores; they are living beings, growing and changing. The original score from 2003 was upgraded earlier this year to an anniversary 2013 version. I now upgrade it further to include live violin and electronics. Here is a two minute teaser video for the anniversary version, with glimpses of cues.
Strømløs is released October 31st.
Another Planet - the sixth and final episode of the Planet U saga.
Thomas T. Dahl and Kristian Svalestad Olstad contribues on guitar on Another Planet.
There are production notes.
Rose Wars - Trailer for the upcoming Masterpiece Revisited performance.