eldbjørg raknes SOLO

Voice and live sampling

eldbjørg raknes SOLO is eldbjørg alone on stage with her voice, live sampling, electronics and percussion – and sometimes also a keyboard. She has from the start been working with improvisation and to explore the possibilities of her voice, and the voice as the main source for her live sampling. Filling a room and an entire concert all alone with music involves specific challenges – which Eldbjørg was, and still is, seeking. She did her first full solo concert in 2004 and has released 3 solo albums: SOLO (2006), SENSE (2010) and OPEN (2013).

Sound and surroundings

Gradually the concept SOLO gained more and more focus on letting any room, any venue, be a genuine and comprehensive basis for encounters between the music, the room/nature, the light/dark … the air, the audience. She has done SOLO concerts in jazz clubs, old and new theatres, philharmonic halls, mountain caves, churches, a fire station, a river, several forests…and, not to forget : from a paraglider! And: for BABIES, 0-12 months!
Sound designer Tor Breivik is the main audio partner – surround or not surround – that’s one of the questions.

Pennyblack music

It all loops in together perfectly as a body of work(…)totally unique(…) A magnificent experience if you’re open to new things this will take your breathe away.

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