Ugress Live


Watch the previous final livestream of season 1 on June 11, 2020 above. You can watch an archive of all the previous livestreams on my Patreon.

Season 2 of the livestreams start up again in late August 2020, exact date TBA. Watch with comments on Youtube, Facebook or Twitch. Concerts are usually monthly on Thursdays at 20:00 CET, with warm-up and hangout from around 19:30. Subscribe to the mailinglist for future shows and release alerts.

Real world (old world) concerts

Dates below are current as of May 21st. For COVID-19 details see this page.

  • 🇩🇪 Apr 2, Z-Bar, Berlin, Germany, CANCELLED
  • 🇳🇴 Apr 23, BrudeferdenTromsø, Norway, –> OCT 3
  • 🇳🇴 Apr 25, Barnefilmfestivalen, Tromsø, Norway, –> OCT 3
  • 🇳🇴 Apr 30, Kvarteret, Bergen, Norway,  –> DEC 3
  • 🇳🇴 May 01, Blyge Harry, Stavanger, Norway –> DEC 2
  • 🇳🇴 May 07, Teateret, Kristiansand, Norway, –> NOV 25
  • 🇩🇪 May 15, Z-Bar, Berlin, Germany, CANCELLED
  • 🇸🇪 Jun 05, Sub Snotty, Stockholm, Sweden, –> DEC 5
  • 🏴‍☠️ Jun 11, Livestream Concert, 20:00 CET, Youtube, FB
  • 🇩🇪 Jun 26, Z-Bar, Berlin, Germany, CANCELLED
  • 🇳🇴 Sep 11, Bølgen, Larvik, Norway, tickets and event
  • 🇳🇴 Sep 12, Ulvik, Norway, –> 2021, no date yet
  • 🇳🇴 Oct 3, Brudeferden, Tromsø, Norway –> 2021, no date yet
  • 🇳🇴 Nov 25, Teateret, Kristiansand, Norway, tickets and event
  • 🇳🇴 Nov 26, Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway, tickets, program and event
  • 🇳🇴 Nov 28, Driv, Tromsø, Norway, tickets, program and event
  • 🇳🇴 Dec 2, Blyge Harry, Stavanger, Norway, tickets and event,
  • 🇳🇴 Dec 3, Kvarteret, Bergen, Norway, tickets and event
  • 🇸🇪 Dec 05, Sub Snotty, Stockholm, Sweden, tickets and event
  • … more dates/changes TBA

Ugress Live is a vivid, colorful and cinematic concert experience that combines the artist’s musical stage performance with realtime visual effects and multi-camera processing. Every song has its own visual narrative and universe, creating a seemingly endless stream of hyperreal music videos, performed live on stage and screen.

The artist performs live music with electric violin, vocals, computers, voice and samplers, in wild, post-apocalyptic forest of screens, devices and projections. Like our increasingly screen-based everyday lives, the artist and the audience communicates intimately in a room… but at the same time also through a bewitching multitude of screens and cameras. Where is the here, here?

With melodic, atmospheric and energetic music, the artist performs through movies, Youtube-clips, dating-apps, vintage computers and cloudy datacenters, they run through videogames and climb social media walls, always restlessly huntingthrough a series of hyper-real, mediated scenarios. Where is the real here, here?

The concerts are a platform for live and visual exploration of the dystopian themes on the recent “dark future” trilogi of releases; The Wrong Future (2018), Black Anorak (2018) and Ghoststorm (2019).

Spanning electronica, film, triphop, dub and EDM, their music is featured in award-winning movies, TV series, art and blockbuster videogames. With a playful mix of epic nostalgia, mysterious sci-fi moods and irresistible groovy beats, the artist has won acclaim for their visual live performance, an entertaining combination of live concert, cinema, musicvideo and videogame experience.

The show is based on a previous award-winning solo performance “There Is No Here, Here” by main artist Gisle Martens Meyer. The performance toured European festivals for art, media and technology with a show that created live music videos to explore our endless editing of reality, how living our lives through social media affects us.

Ugress is created by Norwegian media artist Gisle Martens Meyer, currently based in Berlin, Germany. The project launched with their own self-released vinyl in 2000, and has since released several albums with gold status in Norway, and seen several nominations to the Norwegian Emmys, Golden Globe and Oscars.

Ugress’ tracks are regularly featured by Spotify in their darker corners of the playlist universe, and they’ve created soundtracks and songs for several large films, TV and videogames like NRK’s Expedition Arctic and SONY’s PlaystationLittle Big Planet. They have made comissions, productions and performances for a large range of international institutions, among them: Norwegian National Broadcaster, Norwegian National Ballett, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Theatre Bernardine Marseille, ZKM Karlsruhe, InShadow Lisboa, MarteLIVE Roma and Sala Hiroshima, Barcelona.

The word “Ugress” is Norwegian and means wild plants, weeds.