Supersilent anniversary concert
9 September, 10 pm
Tickets 300/200 NOK
NB: Ticket holders for both Supersilent (9 September) AND Death to the Machine (8 September) get free entry to Dwarfs of East Agouza (7 September)
For the past 20 years, Arve Henriksen (trumpet/vocals), Ståle Storløkken (composer/keyboards) and Helge ‘Deathprod’ Sten (electronics) have improvised a music that exists at the meeting point of avant garde, noise and jazz. At Ultima, the trio – who never discuss what they are about to play on stage or record – mark their 20 year anniversary with a concert at Sentralen’s Marmorsalen, and an installation at the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum.
Supersilent has its roots in Norway’s late 90s jazz scene, growing out of the trio Veslefrekk, while Helge Sten had been a member of rock group Motorpsycho. The explosion of energy released when free music collided with digital processing has made Supersilent one of the most revered Norwegian acts on the international stage. They played a packed-out theatre at the Big Ears festival in Knoxville, Tennessee earlier this year.
A typical Supersilent session will move from meditative and mysterious ambience to violent, angry soundclashes between the three members. At Ultima this year you’ll be able to witness a classic Supersilent live set in the stunning surroundings of the Marmorsalen.
Plus, along with artist Pekka Stokke the group will be invading the Emanuel Vigeland Museum to create an unforgettable installation - secret as a deadly weapon - designed to take full advantage of the unique building’s dark, heavy atmosphere and murals depicting the cycle of birth and death.