INSOMNIA 2013


Poster

ECAS WP 3 - Stage

INSOMNIA 2013
23.10. - 26.10.2013 / Tromsø, Norway

Insomnia festival mission and goal is to provide Tromsø with good cutting edge music and art. As before we want to give our audience a variety of good music in any musical styles. Our main venues for this edition is Driv, Verdensteatret Kino, Kurant, Tvibit and some outside concerts and art pieces in the city environment.



ECAS supported events during the festival:
Live sets & performances23.10. - 26.10.2013
Date23.10.2013
ActionProject: with guitarist Kristian Olstad and drummer Erland Dahlen, experiments with distributed performances, playing together over the internet from different locations in Tromso
ParticipantsMørk
Location
Sponsoring PartnersInsomnia
PrintInsomnia print program '13
Online References http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/artists-2013-2/


Description
 
Date24.10.2013
ActionPerformance
ParticipantsDemdike Stare (Manchester)
LocationVerdensteatret
Sponsoring PartnersInsomnia
PrintInsomnia print program '13
Online References http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/artists-2013-2/
http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/demdike-stare-manchester/

DescriptionDemdike Stare is the occult themed collaboration between Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker. They will be the official opening of the festival at the old cinema Verdensteatret Cinematek. Sit down, relax and go with the music!
Video
 
Date24.10.2013
ActionLive set
ParticipantsXosar (The Hague)
LocationDRIV
Sponsoring PartnersInsomnia
PrintInsomnia print program '13
Online References http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/artists-2013-2/
http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/xosar-den-haag/

DescriptionThe American born, Netherlands based producerís beguiling sound is a mix of unnerving atmospheres and uplifting emotions, keenly bolted onto raw house and techno tempos.
 
Date24.10.2013
ActionLive set
ParticipantsTM404 (Stockholm)
LocationDRIV
Sponsoring PartnersInsomnia
PrintInsomnia print program '13
Online References http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/artists-2013-2/
http://web.archive.org/web/20130826112557/http://www.insomniafestival.no/tm404-stockholm/

DescriptionTM404 - a unique live project from Andreas Tilliander. With a new alias, TM404, Andreas Tilliander has created enjoyable ambient dub simmering with life and details. The songs have all been recorded live, in real time in the studio.
 
Date24.10.2013
Action
ParticipantsATEQ (Berlin)
LocationDRIV
Sponsoring PartnersInsomnia
PrintInsomnia print program '13
Online References http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/artists-2013-2/
http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/ateq/

DescriptionThe musical project ATEQ is marked by recurring gentle waves of electronic loops seamlessly integrated into each other, growing into a unique feeling sound crawling toward its climax.
 
Date25.10.2013
Action
ParticipantsLegowelt
LocationDRIV
Sponsoring PartnersInsomnia
PrintInsomnia print program '13
Online References http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/artists-2013-2/


DescriptionDanny Wolfers is truly one of a kind - a producer and performer who spans many different scenes with ease and always in his own unique style a world away from the usual hype or trends of any given day.
Video
 
Date25.10.2013
Action
ParticipantsShed (Berlin)
LocationDRIV
Sponsoring PartnersInsomnia
PrintInsomnia print program '13
Online References http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/artists-2013-2/
http://web.archive.org/web/20130827011025/http://www.insomniafestival.no/shed-berlin/

DescriptionShed is a man of action, a living example how to reinvent oneself again and again within the boundaries of electronic music. At the same time, Shed does not follow shallow trends.
Video
 
Date26.10.2013
Action
ParticipantsVRIL
LocationDRIV
Sponsoring PartnersInsomnia
PrintInsomnia print program '13
Online References http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/artists-2013-2/
http://web.archive.org/web/20130920212059/http://www.insomniafestival.no/vril-hannoverberlin/

DescriptionInspired from the fathers of Detroit techno does Vril draw his musical energy from the bottom of mechanized industrial world.
 
Environmental Auditors 23.10.2013
Date23.10.2013
Actionconcert, special radio mix
ParticipantsAgnes Hvizdalek, Daniel Lercher, Danielle Dahl, Rosi Rehformen, Rudolf Terland Bjørnerem, Vinzenz Schwab, Simon Daniel Tegnander, Nasra Ali Omar / artistic direction: Daniel Lercher / idea and concept: Susanna Niedermayr and Christian Hollingsaeter
LocationOld Mack Quarters, Tromsø
Sponsoring PartnersORF / musikprotokoll / Insomnia
Print
Online References http://musikprotokoll.orf.at/en/2013/work/environmental-auditors-troms%C3%B8
http://musikprotokoll.orf.at/en/ecas-musikprotokoll

Description When everyday life invades music: eight musicians, eight environmental auditors from Austria and Norway invited visitors to listen very carefully when their instruments joined in the orchestra of ambient environmental sounds, improvising freely and focusing on the current auditory experience. This during musikprotokoll 2013 formed the starting point for a series of short concerts on the Schloßberg hill in Graz, at different sounding locations. Detached from the context of common performance practice in the concert hall, music became amenable to a new experience.

The ÖNCZkekvist project gave rise to an active exchange between the Austrian and Norwegian improvisation scene, an exchange that was now boosted by and continued together with the ECAS partner festival Insomnia in Tromso, where the environmental auditors performed in a recently closed brewery at the end of October 2013. In a special radio mix for the ICAS Radio Show from Insomnia Festival on the 25th of October the soundscapes from Graz and Tromsø were intertwined.

( - Post Scriptum September 2015: After their sonic investigations on the Schlossberg hill in Graz at musikprotokoll 2013 and a recently closed brewery in Tromso at Insomnia 2013 the environmental auditors at the ICAS Festival in Dresden in Spring 2015 sonically investigated the territory around Festspielhaus Hellerau, with a side trip through the Festspielhaus Hellerau. Afterwards they again did a special radio mix out of the recordings which was then broadcasted in the ICAS Radio Show about the ICAS Festival on 8th of May 2015. - )
 
Workshop: Working through the insulation - wearable audio computing 21.10. - 22.10.2013
Date21.10. - 22.10.2013
ActionWorkshop: Working through the insulation - wearable audio computing
ParticipantsWorkshop: Locomofon
LocationTVIBIT
Sponsoring PartnersInsomnia
PrintInsomnia print program '13
Online References http://web.archive.org/web/20140329121052/http://www.insomniafestival.no/working-through-the-insulation/


DescriptionIn the Tromsø winter, social interacting gets challenged when language, sound and touch competes with the thick, bulky clothing northern life requires. In this workshop, we will play with smart fabrics and physical computing to see if we can make our padded spheres less private by allowing them to be a basis for shared musical interfacing.

The workshop will double as a general introduction to soft circuits and the Arduino platform. No prior skills needed, but basic knowledge of electronics and synthesizers might come in handy. Bring a pair of scissors and whatever clothing you would like to modify.

The workshop will be held by Locomofon, a small company specialized in custom made effect effects and electronic gadgets.
 


2013

INSOMNIA

Working Period III