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JazzExpo: Trondheim Voices + Asle Karstad

Trondheim Voices consists of some of Norways finest improvising vocalists.

Foto: Martynas Milkevičius

Foto: Martynas Milkevičius

Trondheim Voices consists 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. Each singer’s extended vocal techniques, individuality and timbre results in a unique quality to the groups collective tone. Through the use of their unique effect controllers "Maccatrols", they create wide electroacoustic soundscapes, subtle noise, hauntingly beautiful chorales, and ambient beats. 

Free improvisation plays a vital part in their concerts, but also incorporating original compositions from the group members and music written for the ensemble by composers such as Jon Balke, Ståle Storløkken and Christian Wallumrød.

 Norways leading sound designer Asle Karstad has exclusively developed and designed the effect controller ”Maccatrol” for the ensemble: a small wireless box carried on the body, enabling each singer to move freely, individually processing themselves in the room, using effects and loops. The singers perform within a surround setup, sharing space with the audience and breaking down the barrier of the conventional stage setting. 

This gives the audience a unique listening experience.Stemmer og Maccatrols:

Sissel Vera Pettersen (artistic director)
Anita Kaasbøll
Siri Gjære
Torunn Sævik
Tone Åse
Live Maria Roggen
Heidi Skjerve

Asle Karstad - sound design
Ingrid Skanke Høsøien - light design
Henrik Vibskov - clothes design


Verkstedhallen, Friday May 10th, 6 P.M.

Earlier Event: May 10
Young Voices
Later Event: May 10
Sylvie Courvoisier Trio