Live at Parkteateret, Oslo, November 15


Gisle Martens Meyer, Ugress Live Cinema, at Sala Hiroshima, Barcelona, photo by Vincent Guillerm

Live in Oslo November 15th: Ugress Live Cinema brings old hits, new material and the hypervisual live music-video show “There Is No Here, Here” to Parkteateret, Oslo, on Thursday November 15th 2018. Tickets available now, here is the Facebook event.

Featuring the usual suspects Nasra Ali Omar (drums, percussion) and Thomas T. Dahl (electric guitar).

Ugress Live Cinema, at Parkteateret 2011, photo by Roar Hals

Presenting eternal schlagers, recent hits from The Wrong Future and brand new material, the award-winning concert mixes live musicians and performance with interactive video and virtual reality. By inserting the musicians directly into movies, Youtube clips, dating apps, video games and social media, the show zooms through a seemingly infinite series of alternative realities, from dreamy escapism to intense media overloads – all while simultaneously existing in a pulsing club atmosphere.

Gisle Martens Meyer, Ugress Live Cinema, photo courtesy the artist

The performance has previously toured as a solo show for stages and festivals for music, art and technology in Europe for several years, and are now being scaled up to a full band concert performance, with a Norwegian tour season 2018/2019. The premiere is at Parkteatret, Oslo November 15th, with rest of dates set for spring 2019.

Parkteatret, photo courtesy Parkteatret

“One of the oldest cinemas in Europe (dating back to 1907), Parkteatret is now a 500-capacity music venue with an excellent reputation for Norwegian and international acts. The former projection room is now a tiny recording studio but much of the original decor remains. On Sundays it downsizes to a small stage and showcases local talent.” (The Guardian, UK)

Nasra Ali Omar, Ugress Live Cinema at Bergen Cinema, photo by Eivind Senneset.

Parkteatret is situated in Grünerløkka, an area that has become revigorated since the 1990’s and is now one of the most vibrant parts of the city. The venue is in its original shape, although the stage has undergone a complete rebuild so that it meets the standard of sound reflection in European concert venues.

Ugress Live Cinema, Parkteatret, photo by Roar Hals

Ugress, whom for over 20 year has delivered dystopian but dance-able electronica for speakers, screens and stages, is out with their 7th album “Black Anorak” on Uncanny Planet, release November 9th.

Ugress Live Cinema, Bergen Akademiske Kvarter, photo by Eivind Senneset.

The concert is produced by Uncanny Planet in co-production with Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, Sala Hiroshima Barcelona and BIT Teatergarasjen. The production and tour is funded by Norsk Kulturråd, Music Export Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde and Bergen Kommune.

Excerpts from “There Is No Here, Here” from GMM on Vimeo.


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