ASPHODEL in association with
23five, & RE/Search Publications
featuring Geir Jennsen : music (northern Norway)
& Egbert Mittelstädt : visual panoramas (Germany)
Saturday, September 15th 2007
Two presentations= at 8pm and 11pm
Suggested donation $16
BIOSPHERE : GEIR JENSSEN
Widely regarded as one of Norwegian electronic music's most important artists, Geir Jenssen aka Biosphere's career spans nearly two decades, several albums, various sound installations, commissions, soundtracks, lots of remixes and even the odd Himalayan summit. You may recognise his work without knowing it, so frequently does it crop up on TV trailers and idents. Since his days as a pioneer of ambient music in the early 1990s, he has refined his sound into something more magnetic and enduring, something with an appeal that reaches far beyond the cerebral electronica set, a must-listen for fans of Sigur Ros, Cinematic Orchestra and Mogwai.
“Geir Jenssen, who records as Biosphere, is based in Tromsø, in the remote north of Norway, deep within the Arctic Circle. His approach to making Ambient music is unhurried and thought through, and it yields results that transcend standard expectations of the genre.” (The Wire)
Cologne-based artist Egbert Mittelstädt's videos, photographs and installations delve into the principle of time and have won him awards including at the European Media Art Festival, the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, the Backup Festival and a Digital New Art Award. His image processing makes it possible to show movement not as we know, but in a slowly sliding, continuous float of patterns, structures and courses. His "Slit-Scan" method neglects the constants of space: movement is stretched and pulled out of shape while still remaining recognisable and time puts herself in concrete terms. His cooperation with Biosphere developed spontaneously at a Biosphere concert and a simultaneous presentation of his video work in Cologne. The two artists have appeared together since the end of 2004. Mittelstädts visuals work in magnificent harmony with Biosphere's music, creating a remarkable synthesis of video art show and music concert.
Official Website: http://recombinantmedia.net/calendar/biosphere/
Added by Rubin110 on September 7, 2007