Participants

Supersilent

is a trio consisting of Arve Henriksen, Helge Sten and Ståle Storløkken. Since their debut show at Nattjazz in Bergen in 1997, they've released 13 internationally recognized albums on Rune Grammofon, each of them numerically titled. This year, they celebrate 20 years of electro-acoustic soundscapes, ranging from jazz to noise.

Trondheim Sinfonietta

is a chamber ensemble specializing in contemporary music. The ensemble was started in 1998 by musicians associated with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Air Force Band. Its main goal is to present contemporary music from the 20th and 21st century, though it also contributes to more traditional musical events. The ensemble has a flexibel and varying line-up of professional musicians mainly from the region of Trøndelag.

Nidaros Domkor

is a chamber ensemble specializing in contemporary music. The ensemble was started in 1998 by musicians associated with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Air Force Band. Although the main focus of the ensemble is performing contemporary music from the 20th and 21st century, they also contribute to musical events of a more traditional nature.

Andreas Bergsland

is an associate professor and leader of music technology studies at the NTNU Department of Music. He has a master's degree in musicology (1999) as well as a PhD in music technology (2010) from NTNU. His interests range from electroacoustic music to composition, sound design, live electronics and multimedia installations.

Ellen Lindquist

is an American composer and pianist. Her body of work stretches from solo pieces to chamber, choral and orchestral music, and has been performed all over the world. Her compositions often cross boundaries between music, dance, theater, poetry and performance art. She has lectured at both Stony Brook University in New York, and as associate professor at the NTNU Department of Music.

Espen Aalberg

is a jazz musician and drummer from Trondheim, known from bands such as The Core and Shagma. He has studied at the Music Conservatory in Tromsø and Trondheim, and contributes as classical percussionist to the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Trondheim Sinfonietta.

Frank Ekeberg

is a sound artist and researcher, has studied at NTNU and Mills College in Oakland, with a PhD in electroacoustic composition from the City University in London. In his work, he focuses on subjects such as ecology, time, room and change. He almost exclusively uses natural sounds as source material.

Helge Sten

is a Norwegian musician and producer, best known under his artist alias Deathprod. He creates music ranging from noise, jazz and contemporary to electronic music and rock, and is often referred to as a noise artist. In addition to being a member of Supersilent, he has also mixed, produced and featured on releases by Motorpsycho, Susanna Wallumrød and Arve Henriksen.

Hild Borchgrevink

is a music critic, writer and translator along with her own artistic practice. She has a master's degree in art and public spaces from the Oslo National Academy of Arts, and has studied musicology and composition in Oslo before that, as well as creative writing at the Writing Academy in Hordaland and performative critique at SKH in Stockholm. She is active as a critic at Dagsavisen and has much experience as a live promoter of new music. She is currently working on a master's degree in musicology about the composer Gérard Grisey.

Hilmar Thordarson

is a composer and a graduate from the Reykjavik College of Music, the California Institute of the Arts and the Yale School of Music. His research focuses on different possibilities that arise from new technology in composition and performance. His work ranges from interactive pieces for solo instruments to symphonic orchestral scores. Thordarson is currently a research fellow at the NTNU Department of Music.

Jana Winderen

Jana Winderen is a sound artist from Bodø, with a degree in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths, London. She is currently exhibiting her sound installation "Rats - secret soundscapes of the city" at the Munch Museum. Her work often deals with strange and hidden worlds and how they can come to light.

Kyrre Laastad

is a musician, producer, and active player in a wide number of musical genres and constellations. He is known as the drummer and percussionist of the band Snøskred, as well as with the artist Jenny Hval, and has performed as member of the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. He also coordinates nyMusikk Trondheim.

Lasse Marhaug

has distinguished himself as one of the most active musicians in the Norwegian noise scene since the beginning of the 90s. He is known for his releases ranging from noise and jazz to metal, and has collaborated with artists such as Maja Ratkje, Sunn O))) and Jenny Hval. He runs the record companies Pica Disk and Prisma Records, as well as the publishing company Marhaug Forlag.

Lasse Thoresen

is a Norwegian composer and professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He graduated from the Music Conservatory in Oslo and has since lectured and done research in electrophony, sonology and composition. His advancements in spectral and microtonal music has been leading the way in Norway, and he is the recipient of Composition of the Year by the Norwegian Society of Composers, the Edvard prize and the Nordic Council Music prize.

Lee Patterson

is a sound artist from Manchester who engages in environmental sound and how the listeners perception of it. He works primarily with improvised music, field recordings, film soundtracks and sound installations. His unorthodox approach to creating sound has led him to collaborations with a number of internationally recognized artists and musicians.

Ståle Storløkken

is a Norwegian jazz musician (keyboard, organ and piano) and composer, widely known for his electronic soundscapes. Formerly educated at the Music Conservatory in Trondheim, he has since throughout his career collaborated with artists such as Terje Rypdal, BigBang and Motorpsycho. He is also a core member of Supersilent, Elephant9, BOL and Humcrush.

Trine Knutsen

is a musician and associate professor at the NTNU Department of Music, where she has also been the head of department from 2009 to 2015. As a flute player, she is active as both a soloist and an ensemble musician with TrondheimSolistene, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Sinfonietta and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. She has worked with composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Luciano Berio and Peter Maxwell-Davies.

Michael Duch

is a musician (double bass) born and raised in Trondheim, currently working as associate professor at the NTNU Department of Music. He has conducted research on experimental music based on improvisation, played solo concerts in Norway, Sweden, Reykjavik, Madrid and London, and has performed with bands and ensembles such as En En En and LEMUR. Together with Njål Ølnes and Sigurd Saue, Michael Duch is an initiator of the symposium The Virtuoso Listener.

Njål Ølnes

is a jazz saxophonist and a dedicated educator in the field of jazz. He is an associate professor of jazz studies at the NTNU Department of Music, and conducts research on the correlation between improvised interplay and the collective memory. Ølnes is the initiator of the NTNU Department of Music research concerts, as well as the symposium The Virtuoso Listener.

Sigurd Saue

is an associate professor of music technology at the NTNU Department of Music. His background is in data engineering, electronic art, acoustics and music, and he has worked with a range of formats from theatre to sound installations, as well as collaborations with Arne Nordheim. He is, together with Njål Ølnes and Michael Duch, the initiator of The Virtuoso Listener.

Singers from Trondheim Voices

consist of some of Norways finest improvising vocalists. A cutting edge ensemble, who have made solid statements as developers within vocal- and improvised music, expanding the traditional concert format, searching for new music in the interaction between the singers, the audience, the surroundings and new technology.