Friday, September 22, 2017

Terje Isungset doing closing act of UCI Road World Championships!



New band & music made for the amazing closing act of UCI 2017 Road World Championships in Norway. To be performed on Sept 24th in Bergen.

The band:
Terje Isungset: Mouth harps, rams horn & percussion.
Ronni Le Tekrø: Guitar.
Snorre Bjerck & Tarjei Strøm: Drums.
Håkon Høgemo: Hardanger fiddle.
Silver Sepp: Bicycle wheels.

There will also be an mini ice concert with Maria Skranes, Terje Isungset & Snorre Bjerck!

New video: The art of irrigation.



Tuesday, September 05, 2017

New album: Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset: The art of irrigation

Look out for our new album to be released on October the first!
Arve Henriksen: trumpet, voice & electronics.
Terje Isungset: drums & percussion.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MunnHarpun!

Some photos from our concert (photos by Kjell Bitostøyl)



Terje

Per Jørgensen
 Snorre Bjerck, Erik Wøllo & Terje Isungset
 Erik & Terje
 MunnHarpun!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Terje Isungset: MunnHarpun!


New concept - New music!
Look out for the world premiere of Isungsets new band: MunnHarpun!
All music based on the Mouth Harp.
It will be a groovy session with lots of energy.

To be performed by the amazing musicians: Per Jørgensen (vocals, trumpet and drums), Snorre Bjerck (drums), Anders Bitustøyl (bass), Jørn Øien (keyboards) and special guest Erik Wøllo (giutar & electronics).


Fauskivalen - Norway - August 12! 

(photo by Jørn Lavoll).

Groupa tour in Sweden


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Munch Remastered

Edward Munch project at Siljustøl (by composer Harald Sæveruds home)
 Bodil Rørtveit Lunde on vocals.

photos by Jan Holden

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Plastic concert at Festspillene i Bergen

3 sold out concerts.
Environmental focus.
All instrument, and visual effects made out of plastic garbage found by the sea.







Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Terje Isungset`s new music and new band: "Sildrande" - Vossajazz 2017.

The new commissoned concert "Sildrande" had it`s World premiere at Vossajazz on April the 9th.
90 minutes of new music composed by Isungset.
The jazz magazine Down Beat wrote the following:


Isungset has come down off the mountain to create what was possibly the highlight of this year’s fest, in the form of a commissioned work, “Sildrande.” Isungset brought together a fairly all-star grouping of Norwegian players.
A fascinating suite of music that tapped into Norwegian folk, abstracted “free” zones, and a certain naturalistic idealism in sound—identifiably Nordic.


Sunday's best set unwound early in the afternoon, with percussionist Terje Isungset leading a starry ensemble that included Arve Henriksen (trumpet), Morten Qvenild (keyboards), Nils Økland (fiddle) and Mats Eilertsen (bass). Even though they played the specially-commissioned 'Sildrande' piece for around
90 minutes, our attention was constantly gripped, even during the most environmental of openness. Isungset's bass drum fullness reverberated deeply, the twinned Hardanger fiddles bowed with dignified stateliness, and Henriksen revealed a deep desire to plunge his horns into an amplified fishtank, and rattle them around, always in search of previously unexplored aural possibilities. The conclusion came amid the sound of dripping cave-walls, dispersed around the cinema theatre via surrounding speakers, encouraging a poignant form of meditational contemplation.

Line up for the concert:
Arve Henriksen – trompet, vokal
Sissel Vera Pettersen – vokal, elektronikk, saksofon
Morten Qvenild – piano
Nils Økland – feler
Mats Eden – feler
Mats Eilertsen – kontrabass
Terje Isungset: trommer, perkusjon, munnharpe
Asle Karstad – surround-lyddusj

Some photos by Vossajazz:


Some photos by Mats Eilertsen:











Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Plastic Fantastic!

Working on the production of the new project "Sustain" in Bergen for three weeks.
Environmental focused concert in collaboration with FN Sambandet (UNA).
All instruments, design, clothes etc are made out of garbage. Mainly plastic found at shore (taken from the North Sea).
Focusing on whales, fishes and birds dying because they do eat plastic.
New composed music, new instruments, new visuals, design etc.
Corner Teateret - Bergen.
Performances to be given to teenagers next week.

Official World Premiere at Festspillene i bergen May 25th 2017.



Thursday, March 02, 2017

GROUPA on tour in Germany this week

3.3. Mölln (Stadthauptmannshof) 20.00 www.folkclubmoelln.de 
4.3. Bremen (Radio Bremen Sendesaal) 20.00 www.sendesaal-bremen.de 
5.3. Northeim (Alte Brauerei) 16.00 !! www.kunst-kultur-northeim.de
7.3. Oldenburg /Oldb. (Wilhelm 13) 20.00 www.wilhelm13.de
8.3. Hamburg (Heidbarghof) 20.00 www.heidbarghof.de
9.3. Körle (Grüne Harfe) 20.00 www.grueneharfe.de
10.3. Schlüchtern (KuKi) 20.00 www.kukikino.de
11.3. Kappeln (Kirche Ellenberg, Folkclub Ostangeln) 20.00 www.folkclub-ostangeln.de

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tokyo tour 2017

Some photos from 4 fantastic days in Tokyo.









Hotel view.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Terje Isungset Tokyo concerts this week!

Terje Isungset will do solo drums, percussion, mouth harp and rams horn concerts in Japan this week.

Feb 16  Seventh Wave at Ooi, Shinagawa District, Tokyo  

Feb 17  Pit Inn  Shinjuku, Shinjuku District, Tokyo    

Feb 18  Airegin   Yokohama City, Kanagawa

Feb 19  Candy     Inage, Chiba City, Chiba     

Photo by Knut Bry

For more info: ohs@spn2.speednet.ne.jp

Icemusicfestival Geilo - a great success!

This years festival went fantastic.
Weather was magic.
Full Moon came just on time.
Great music.
Fantastic ice instruments.
Lots of audiences and sold out concerts.
Next festival will happen Jan 31 till Feb 4th 2018.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Icemusicfestival Geilo!

The icemusictour in Belgium has just finished. 7 concerts & a great audience.
Now preparing for the one and only Icemusicfestival!
Some photos: