Bol&Snah video: Briefing by Andrea Hovik Haugerud

Concerts 2017

7/2 w/ Live Maria Roggen & Ylajali,Bodø Jazz Open, Bodø
25/2 w/Daniel Formo& Marianne Lie, Dokkhuset, Trondheim
11/3 Ellingtons Sacred Concert, Voss
12/3 Ellingtons Sacred Concert, Os
25&26/3 Gullfrosk, Avant Garden, Trondheim
19/5 Trondheim Voices&Young Voices, Verkstedhallen, Trondheim
31/3 m/Øystein K. Fjeldbo, Klubb Kanin jubileumsfestival, Avant Garden Trondheim
22/6 Trondheim Voices, Starmus Club, Dokkhuset, Trondheim
6/7 Trondheim Voices w/Pekka Stokke, Kongsberg Jazzfestival

Concerts 2016

12/1 Workshop NMH
19/1 Workshop Trøndertun
9/2 BOL&SNAH Trøndertun
11/2 BOL&SNAH Tromsø Jazzklubb
7/3 Åse/Strønen’s Voxpheria, Familien, Trondheim, arr.Trondheim Jazzforum
8/3 Åse/Strønen’s Voxpheria Vårt Hjem, Steinkjer, arr.FolkJazzScena
9/3 Åse/Strønen’s Voxpheria Rock City, Namsos, arr.FolkJazzScena
10/3 Åse/Strønen’s Voxpheria Røstad Scene, Levanger, arr. FolkJazzScena
25/5 T- Emp ,Raflost, Reykjavik, Island
8/6-14/6 Trondheim Voices Space Unfolding, München
31/7 Trondheim Voices, Kyrkjhøla Kulturbeite, Stordal
8/8 The Soundbyte, Juarez, Mexico
13/9 Ekkokammer, Trondheim Voices, Ultima, Oslo
16/9 Ekkokammer, Trondheim Voices, Arktisk Kultursenter, Hammerfest
17/9 & 18/9 Abgesänge der Posthaus, Trondheim Voices/Asle Karstad/Tronsmo /Veie, Berlin
26/9 Trondheim Voices/Karstad, Dokkhusjubileum
24/11- 26/11 BOL&SNAH Italia
30/11 Voxpheria, Najonal Jazzscene, Oslo
17/12 Den store juletrefesten, Byscenen, Trondheim
29/12 Nachsprell, Dovrejul, Dombås

Reviews BOL&SNAH “So? Now ?”

A powerful meeting… “Intricate and open pop inspired by Joni Mitchell,spoken word ,”Sonic Youth – like” art-rock with an edge, and volcanic prog….” Vegard Enlid , Adressa ! (5/6)

” …. both rockers and jazz people with open senses will have plenty of reasons to enjoy
” So? What? ” . ” Tor Hammerø blogg.no

” You should give up any kind of  resistance , because So ? What? is a powerful delight for the ear and should be obligatory for anyone who likes music. This is Genre-crushing at its most beautiful . This is a classic for those who seek the irresistible . ” Tor Stemland, Musikk fra Norge

More reviews at the BOL website

BOL&SNAH new album!

BOL&SNAH: So? Now? is out on Gigafon!
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Concerts coming up

Coming up next :

17/11 Workshop, Stavanger Jazzforum, Stavanger

18/11 Release concert BOL&SNAH Folken, Stavanger

19/11 Release concert BOL&SNAH, Hulen, Bergen

20/11 Release concert BOL&SNAH, Blæst, Trondheim

1/12 Dafx conference, Trondheim

Voxpheria review in Jazzwise (UK) :

 

Jazzwise Magazine
September 2012
Page 36

Reviews for Voxpheria !

Since the release, Voxpheria has been reviewed in several medias:

Nordische Musik.de

4 stars in Jazzwise!

“And what might tomorrow’s sound be, if you could hear it today? Enter a wormhole as you brave Norwegian Tone Åse’s new album Voxpheria (Gigafon), a semi-dissonant duo with percussionist Thomas Stronen. Åse is an unearthly, achingly soulful singer; the two improvise with raw, symbiotic melding of electronicized human and inanimate sound in expressive ‘singularity’. Åse cracks all category orientations apart and invents new language.”

The New York City Jazz Record, (US) June 2012

 

“A beautiful and inventive achievement.”

EYAL HAREUVENI,  April 15, 2012 All about Jazz,(US)

In truth we wouldn´t want to do without anything on this album… because this is refreshing, new, vital music that in a unusually succesful way has taken charge of the electronics (and not the other way around)!
A new artistic breakthrough for Tone Åse

April 04/2012 by Jazznytt, Norway

“With Voxpheria, Tone Åse and Thomas Strønen have created quite an incredible piece of work. In turn spellbinding or disconcerting, accessible or challenging, it brings two incredibly talented and individual musicians. The result is, quite simply, breathtaking.

(5,9/6)

 23/03/2012 by Milk Factory (UK)

 

“This album perfectly exemplifies that it´s possible to make new soundscapes using traditional instruments like vocals and drums.”

Trygve Lundemo, Adressa, Trondheim , Norway (5/6)

«Space Jazz»   It could have been a new galaxy, but «Voxpheria» is introduced as the soundscape that´s created when the electro-acoustic improvisers Tone Åse and Thomas Strønen meet. Åse, who once co-founded Kvitretten, who is the leader in Trondheim Voices and has her own band Bol, has been an important voice in the field […]

Roald Helgheim, Dagsavisen, Oslo, February 16 2012

 

Reviews for BOL/SNAH/WESTERHUS: Numb, number

Latest reviews!

For those who read german:

Nordische Musik , July 2012

 

“….a melting pot of untimely sound worlds, poetic texts and fearless, improvising character.”

May 11/2012 All about jazz (US)

 

“That it all actually works extremely well and makes absolute sense from start to finish is perhaps not quite such a surprise considering the respective pedigree of each of the musicians involved, but if this record is by all means the direct result of these forces working together, that result is ultimately much greater than the sum of its parts.”

June 22/2102, The Milk Factory (UK)

 

“Separately and together we´re dealing with some of Norway´s furthermost creative and searching musicians – musicians that couldn´t care less about genres and labels. That´s probably why most of the music they make turns out unique, exiting and cool.”

March 03/2012 by Side 2 (NO).

 

 

Relase Åse/Strønen “Voxpheria” !

The debut cd of Åse /Strønen duo; “Voxpeheria” is released on Gigafon !

"Voxpeheria"

Photo: Andreas Ulvo (Thanks to Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology)

 

PRESS:

Vocals and drums in new landscapes»
5 out of 6

«Supple vocals and rhytmic electronics combines into a higher unity-“

Vocalist Tone Åse and drummer Thomas Strønen, who both belong to the jazz scene in Trondheim, has separately been very active in different settings. Now they´ve joined forces in a duo that displays their talents in a fascinating way.
Tone Åse has always been a vocalist that´s more than willing to experiment. Much like Eldbjørg Raknes and other colleagues within the same generation,
she´s explored the possibilities of the human voice, often utilizing electronics and sampling. This album is no exception in that regard. Distorted, vowel-like sounds goes hand in hand with powerful presentations of lyrics by Rolf Jacobsen and E.E.Cummings. This time, because she´s brought along Thomas Strønen as an equal partner, the result comes off as more accesible than before.
Strønen provides a strong rhytmic element, using both drums and electronics. This makes parts of this album tight and almost funky, in a very appealing way. Some sections actually gives me assosiations to artists like Tom Waits and Talking Heads, even though Åse and Strønen resides in a totally different genre.
Voxpheria does offer some more stationary soundscapes, but they never last for so long that it gets monotone. This album perfectly exemplifies that it´s possible to make new soundscapes using traditional instruments like vocals and drums.

– Trygve Lundemo, Adressa

«Space Jazz»

It could have been a new galaxy, but «Voxpheria» is introduced as the soundscape that´s created when the electro-acoustic improvisers Tone Åse and Thomas Strønen meet. Åse, who once co-founded Kvitretten, who is the leader in Trondheim Voices and has her own band Bol, has been an important voice in the field of vocal improvisation, somewhat musically related to Sidsel Endresen in the way she creates her own language. Strønen´s drum repertoire has been both acoustic and electronic for a long while, especially in the duo Humcrush, and here two performers meet in a conglomerat of sonic display, some of the tracks containing daring use of the lyrics of E.E.Cummings, often used by vocalists, and Norway´s own Rolf Jacobsen, in a setting he himself didn´t live to see, but most certainly would have approved of. They venture high and wide, before the duo performs a smooth landing on «Dive for Dreams».
– Roald Helgheim, Dagsavisen

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