Concerts, talks and other 2021

8/4 Workshop Trøndertung, Melhus

21/5 Trondheim Voices Folklore, Rosendal Teater, Trondheim

30/5 Trondheim Voices Folklore, Kimen kulturhus, Stjørdal

24/6 Hairesis, premiere, Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad

21/8 Hairesis, Vardø

24/25/9 DRIV m/Cirka Teater, Kamfest, Trondheim

29/10 Songs Around The World, Umeå Jazzfestival, Sweden

4-7/11 Designing Voices, Berlin

6/12 W/Sten Sandell, Fri Form, Trondheim

9-11/12 Trondheim Voices before Christmas, Trondheim++

Tone Åse & Sten Sandell

Åse and Sandell meet in sonic conversations that can go anywhere, exploring the power, connections, spaces and transitions in voice / text / audio / music. The voice as a bearer of meaning, as a sonic instrument, and in symbiosis with the instrumental: the electronics, the grand piano. New release on Sonic Transmissions march 23: “Voices in between voices”
"Together with Sandell, there are unique conversations that no one has heard the likes of before and will not want to hear the likes of later. This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience - a very exciting and unique one." Tor Hammerø, Nettavisen

"On their long-awaited album, we get 11 sequences in the experimental landscape between jazz, improvisation, contemporary music and recitation. And they do it all the way with superior finesse and quality, so you just sit and gape at what flows out of the speakers." Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts

Reviews Rooms& Rituals , Trondheim Voices


-Collectively and cumulatively, these pieces move and unsettle the listener, bringing a sense of dislocation, and disorientation. It creates a space for pondering. This is art., GB-Voices like no others.. a vast universe of sound, which the ensemble and Karstad explores with a result that is both amazing and overwhelming.
– Founded on creativity, bravery and great vocal skills – it is a triumph of true originality. Terje Mosnes, Jazzinorge, NO 

-The eerie vocals of Trondheim Voices with the live electronics of Asle Karstad come together in the haunting “Rooms & Rituals”. This impeccably sound designed album sends chills up your spine.  New Sounds/, USA

-filled with mystique and mystery, borrowing aspects from hypermodern theatre and abstract opera, bringing on multilayered non-vocalisms, slow electronica pulses, modular twists and other unusual proceedings which all fall into place .. to create an album like no album you ever heard., DE

-Gregorian Choral 2000. Björk’s Sweet meets Meredith Monk’s nude art, in bright moments it has the dreamy-playful of Sigur Rós, in gloomy moments the endless blackness of Deathprods’ “Morals & Dogma”. Dramatic, theatrical, daring. Musikkultur,, DE

-haunting, ethereal sounds that explore the voice in its different manifestations. Even though some of the pieces seem to balance on the edge of a pure electronic music, there is never a loss of the natural intimacy that’s never more effectively communicated than through the human voice., USA

-Extremely good listeners discover ways to new worlds.
This is high level vocal art, and the music brings associations to both Björk og Meredith Monk.  Morgenbladet, NO

-These singers have an incredible register, and they explore it to the maximum in cooperation with «the world´s best sound designer», Asle Karstad, on this album.  All the way through, this is almost divine music. Jan Granlie, Salt-peanuts, NO

-The short pieces on Rooms & Rituals offer a spectrum of moods, emotions and atmospheres. All have a lasting effect on the listener mental state of mind, promising to rewire the brain’s neurons to a more enlightening and peaceful configuration. Eyal Hareuveni, NO

-A hurricane of creativity.. Each piece is a kind of bubble that houses a micro-universe in which supernatural events take place. The twelve performers master perfectly their formidable instruments (voice and Maccatrols). A huge bravo for their sense of detail and their musical sensitivity. It’s great art, it’s innovative and it’s extremely beautiful. A real rough, FR

Oslo 14 Ut= Inn

Losen Records 2019

Release No: LOS 228-2
EAN: 7090025832284

Recorded August 2018 by Asle Karstad at Rainbow Studio, Oslo
Mixed June 2019 by Ståle Storløkken at Heaven Hill Studio
Mastered August 2019 by Karl Klaseide at Øra Mastering
Produced by Tone Åse and Ståle Storløkken
Front cover photo by Kjersti Holst

Concerts, talks and other 2020

4/2-6/2 Trondheim Voices: Ekkokammer 2.0, The Norwegian Opera, Oslo

27/2 Solo perfromance and artist talk, Trøndertun

8/3 Comissioned work premiered with kammerkoret Aurum, Vår Frue Kirke, Trondheim

10/3 Solo performance, ICLI conference , Trondheim

25/4 Trondheim Voices, Valendagene, Haugesund (Postponed until 2022)

3/5 Hairesis – strofer fra verdens ende, work in progress video release, Vårscenefest, Tromsø

23/6 Hariresis- strofer fra verdens ende premiere, Harstad (postponed until 2021

17/7 Trondheim Voices Moldejazz, A world of Daughters

20/7 Hariesis- strofer fra verdens ende, Pomorfestivalen, Vardø (postponed until 2021)

2/8 Trondheim Voices Olavsfest, A world of Daughters (live streaming)

5/9 Punkt Festval with Veslemøy Narvesen

10/9 Byåsen Kirke with Emil Storløkken Åse

25/9 Trondheim Voices Ekkokammer @ Kamfest , Trondheim

2/10 Trondheim Voices&Jaap Blunk @ Fri Resonans festival, Trondheim

28/10 Trondheim Voices Ekkokammer, kulturhuset, Steinkjer

Concerts, talks and other 2019

21/2 Artist talk WoNoMute, NTNU, Trondheim
28/2 Opponent UniArts,Stockholm Alex Nowitz PhD Artistic research
14/4 Artist talk Trøndertun, Melhus
6/4 Pamela Z/Sten Sandell/Tone Åse, Voices in between, Dokkhuset, Trondheim
10/4 Pamela Z/Sten Sandell/Tone Åse, Voices in between, Voxlab Vårfest, Oslo
25/ Trondheim Voices Folklore, Soddjazz, Inderøy
2/5 Trondheim Voices Folklore, Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo
3/5 Trondheim Voices Folklore, Ørland Kulturhus, Ørland
10/5 Trondheim Voices, Asle Karstad, Ingrid Schanke Høsøyen, Jazzfest, Trondheim
7/6-10/6 Trondheim Voices &Asle Karstad, Rooms&Rituals and collaborative projects, Moers Festival Germany
18/7 Trondheim Voices Big Challenge Festival, NTNU,Trondheim
24/6 Til hvem gir du din sjel w/ Ida Valkeapää, work in progress, Festspillene i Harstad
21/8 Trondheim Voices TBA, Trondheim
6/9 Trondheim Voices Folklore Punkt, Norway
5/10 Trondheim Voices Enjoy Jazz, Heidelberg,  Germany
10/10 Trondheim Voices&Asle Karstad  with Munic Chamber Orchestra and Jon Balke,  Germany
19/10 Trondheim Voices&Asle Karstad Lanzarote
13/11 Trondheim Voices&Asle Karstad  Trondheim
14/12 Den Store Juletrefesten, Byscenen, Trondheim
29/12 Bol w/Amund Storløkken Åse, Julejazzen, Trondheim 


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