Arve Henriksen - Chiaroscuro

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Arve Henriksen: trumpet, vocal
Jan Bang: live sampling, electronics
Audun Kleive: Percussion

arve“One of this century’s first true modern classics, this 2004 album from Supersilent member and experimental shakuhachi-style trumpet player Arve Henriksen has long been a reference points for jazz music of the most quietly absorbing variety, containing what must surely rank as one of the most beautiful opening tracks of any album in recent memory...” – Boomkat

Certainly, this beautiful CD is the first recording to make me cry in a very long time.
The Wire (UK)

Arve Henriksen studied at the Trondheim Conservatory from 1987-1991, and has worked as a freelance musician since 1988. Henriksen has worked with a vast array of musicians, including Jon Balke Magnetic North Orchestra/Batagraf, Edward Vesala, Jon Christensen, Marilyn Mazur, Nils Petter Molvær, Arild Andersen, David Sylvian, Jon Hassell, Hope Sandoval, Laurie Anderson, John Paul Jones and Ryuichi Sakamoto. He has composed and commissioned music for festivals, films and documentary programs, and has a discography counting over 180 records in total on various record labels.

Audun Kleive is a veteran of Norwegian improvised music. Kleive has released five albums under his own name - and is considered one of the country's foremost musicians and is an inspiration for several generations of Norwegian drummers.

Jan Bang is one of Norway’s most accomplished and influential producers and the kind of musical innovator and bridge-builder who consistently manages to balance progressive thinking with popular appeal.





Live Remix: Ania Psenitsnikova / David Toop 

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Ania Psenitsnikova

Ania Psenitsnikova is a visual and performance artist and curator. Born in 1981 in Estonia, since 2004 she traveled and learned butoh dance with Flavia Ghisalberti, Moeno Wakamatsu, Masaki Iwana, Daisuke Yoshimoto, and others and performed around Europe and in Russia. She completed a dance degree in Brighton and has been studying music independently since 1996, worked as an aerial dance artist since 2011 and bodywork therapist since 2015. Together with Rodina Art group she curated a series of exhibitions entitled “One Can Not Be Too Careful," exploring censorship in the UK, Germany, Belorusia and Russia, as well as an ecological festival - "Grow and Decay” - in Estonia, and took part in feminist and post-activist performances in Russia. Most importantly, she managed to combine all these activities with being a single mother. Her main interest is butoh and improvisation: a unique and magical tradition to live and act in the present, allowing spontaneity in life, and in the words of Tatsumi Hijikata: "to watch from the perspective of an animal, an insect, inanimate objects . . . value everything."

David Toop 

David Toop has been developing a practice that crosses boundaries of sound, listening, music and materials since 1970. This encompasses improvised music performance, writing, electronic sound, field recording, exhibition curating, sound art installations and opera. It includes eight acclaimed books, including Rap Attack (1984), Ocean of Sound (1995), Sinister Resonance (2010), Into the Maelstrom (2016), Flutter Echo (2019) and Inflamed Invisible: Writing On Art and Sound 1976-2018 (2019). Briefly a member of David Cunningham’s pop project The Flying Lizards in 1979, he has released fourteen solo albums, from New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments on Brian Eno’s Obscure label (1975) and Sound Body on David Sylvian’s Samadhisound label (2006) to Entities Inertias Faint Beings (2016) and Apparition Paintings (2021). His 1978 Amazonas recordings of Yanomami shamanism and ritual were released on Sub Rosa as Lost Shadows (2016). In recent years his collaborations include Rie Nakajima, Akio Suzuki, Tania Caroline Chen, John Butcher, Ken Ikeda, Elaine Mitchener, Henry Grimes, Sharon Gal, Camille Norment, Sidsel Endresen, Alasdair Roberts, Lucie Stepankova, Fred Frith, Thurston Moore, Ryuichi Sakamoto. Curator of sound art exhibitions including Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery (2000), his opera – Star-shaped Biscuit – was performed in 2012.