Voices in Between Voices reviews

"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
"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

Samtalen/The conversation

New project in cooperation with dramaturg Tale Næss and Sound artist Eirik Bleikesaunet- based on conversations with 13 teenagers from Trondheim. A solo project combining the concert, the sound installation and the bodily performance. Ingrid Skanke Høsøien created the beautiful light design.

The project was supported by Arts Council Norway and Trondheim Kommune, and also a main activity in my research term as professor at department of music at NTNU. It was premiered by nyMusikk Trondheim @Verkstedhallen 12/6 -23.

Photos: Thor Egil Leirtrø, who also made a blogpost about the performance

Åse/Sandell: Voices in Between Voices

Released on Sonic Transmissions 24/3 2023

Tone Åse: voice and electronics , Sten Sandell: grand piano and voice

Recorded live at Dokkhuset 9/3 2022 by Åsmund Arnesson Rise/Øra Studio

Mixed by Ståle Storløkken@The Cottage

Produced by Tone Åse and Ståle Storløkken

Mastered by Helge Sten, Sten Audio Virus Lab

Cover art Sten Sandell

Cover design Juliane Schutz

Supported by Arts Council Norway and Trondheim Kommune  

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++

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

CV Tone Åse

CV Tone Åse download

Tone Åse, 24.02.65 www.toneaase.no

Performing activity – major projects:

1996- today: Tours and festivals in Europe with BOL, a modern jazz trio with Ståle Storløkken (keyboards) and Tor Haugerud (drums). Released four critically acclaimed albums: “bol” (Via Music 2001), “Silver Sun” (Curling Legs, 2005) , “Skylab” (NORCD 2007) and “Numb, number” (GIGAFON 2012with guitarists Stian Westerhus and Hans Magnus Ryan.) “So? Now ? with Hans Magnus Ryan (Gigafon 2016) . Here Åse is singer / improviser / composer with extensive use of electronics.

Voxpheria: Concerts and festvials (Scandinavia) with drummer Thomas Strønen.Åse/Strønen duo, released the highly praised cd “Voxpheria” in 2012 (GIGAFON). Both musicians work with a combination of acoustic and electronic sound.

2001- today Member of, and for 2006 -2011 musical director of Trondheim Voices, improvising vocal ensemble which has broke new ground in the field of vocal music through a series of productions, festival appearances and premieres in recent years. Produced and performed the performance BINGO! in cooperation with Cirka teater, premiered at Olavsfestdagene 2008, and the concert Improvoicing (m / Mazur, Balke and Gustafsson) which was premiered at the Molde Jazz 2009. Åse led a project presented at NIME 2011, researching the use of Stagetracker FX as a tool for ensemble improvising. This project was developed further by next musical leader, Siri Gjære and sounddesigner Asle Karstad, and led to the development of a customized wireless controller for each singer, called Maccatrol, which is now a part of the ensemble’s artistic concept.

Lead singer and improviser w/use of live electronics with the Danish percussionist Marilyn Mazur in various projects, including her group Future Song, concerts and festivals in Europe.

2010-2013 Åses solo project “Eugenie-a short story of sound” has been performed, among others, at Ultima 2011 and the Bergen International Festival in 2012.

Vocal and live electronics in T-EMP (Trondheim Electroacoustic Music Performance). This is a large ensemble working with new strategies for electronic and acoustic interplay, led by music technologist, musician and professor Øyvind Brandtsegg. Album: Evil Stone Circle (T- Emp 2015) ,

1992 – 2002: Touring and festivals in Europe as vocalist in the a capella group Kvitretten. After 10 years of pioneering work in improvised vocal music in Norway, the group was resolved in 2002.This was a modern, improvisational and experimental a capella – quartet consisting of Solveig Slettahjell, Kristin Asbjørnsen and Eldbjørg Raknes besides Åse. They recorded 3 critically acclaimed records (Curling Legs) in this period, the first, “Voices”, was nominated for the Norwegian Grammy in open class.

Composing activity:
1996- today: Music for Bol, Bol/Snah/Westerhus and Bol&Snah.
2017: Shorter pieces for Trondheim Voices and Trondheim Jazzorkester
2018: Commissioned work for Oslo 14, supported by Norsk Komponistfond, will be recorded in studio august 18
20015: Collaborative composing with Kirsti Huke &Bergmund Skaslien: “Gullfrosken,” theatre for children, toured in Norway for several periods. (Fabularium produksjoner, Director Lene Helland Rønningen)
2010: Composed and performed the score for the Norwegian documentary “My Beloved” (Director Hilde Korseth), premiered at norwegian cinemas desember 2011
2006: Music for performance for kindergarten: “Lille Pille og Lille Fille,” (Rikskonsertene, director Lise Hovik) Toured in Norway for several periods
2004 : Music for “Skamtalen” , performance with writer and poet Ingrid Storholmen (Litteratur Festivals in Trondheim and Lillehammer, broadcasted by NRK)

North Norwegian Academy of Music/Trondheim Academy of Music: Classical singer, bachelor, 4 years spring 1992
Master in Musicology, NTNU, spring 2007, Jazz singing as main instrument, with teachers Elin Rosseland and Sidsel Endresen. Wrote her Master thesis on improvisation in teaching, researching her own practice.
3-year fellow in the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Program, situated at Department of Music, NTNU. Research on the vocalist’s new opportunities and roles through the use of electronics in improvised interplay. Approved September 2012.

Åse is from 2012 Associated professor at dep. of music, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway


Concerts 2018

11/01 Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Dokkhuset, Trondheim
02/02 Trondheim Voices Ekkokammer, Illios Festival, Harstad
08/02 Bol&Snah Trøndertun, Melhus
09/02 Bol&Snah Cafe Hærverk, Oslo
10/02 Bol&Snah Sojo, Leuven, Belgium
28/02 Trondheim Voices TBA, Trondheim
08/03 Solo/Masterclass Trøndertun, Melhus
12/4 Solo/ duo with Sten Sandell, Other Minds festival, San Fransisco
27/04 Trondheim Voices, Jazzkaar Tallin
28/04 Trondheim Voices, Jazzkaar Tallin
05/05 Commissioned work for Oslo 14, Hausmania, Oslo
25/05 T- EMP Dokkhuset, Trondheim
12-17/6 Trondheim Voices, Commissioned work, Whitebox, Munic, Germany
20/7 Trondheim Voices does Sten and Storløkken, world premiere Moldejazz
24/9 T- EMP, AR Conference Bergen
17/10 Trondheim Voices Folklore, Dokkhuset, Trondheim
20/10 Trondheim Voices Folklore, Skopje Jazz Festival, Macedonia
31/10 Trondheim Jazzorkester Composers Workshop, Levanger
31/10 Trondheim Jazzorkester Composers Workshop, Inderøy
06/12 Trondheim Voices & Asle Karstad Rooms&Rituals, Veus Festiva,Olot, Spain

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