SOFA news [updated October 12th 2005]
SOFA is 5 years!
Yumiko Tanaka / Ivar Grydeland tour
September 24th - SOFA Label Night with Xavier Charles at Det Akademiske Kvarter - Bergen, Norway
September 27th - Västerås, Sweden
September 28th - Trondheim kammermusikfestival - Trondheim, Norway
September 30th - Tou Scene - Stavanger, Norway
October 4th - Ultima Festival - Oslo, Norway (Parkteateret)
September 25th - Xavier Charles/Ivar Grydeland @ Dans for voksne - Oslo, Norway
Ingar Zach solo
September 29th - Espacio Menos1 - Madrid, Spain
October 1st - Tou Scene - Stavanger, Norway
October 3rd - Blå - Oslo, Norway
October 8th - Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland - Bath University, England
October 10th - Rhodri Davies / Ivar Grydeland - Cardiff, Wales
October 16th - Rhodri Davies / Ingar Zach - Instal festival in Glasgow, Scotland
Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland duo + Martin Tétreault tour in Norway and EU.
October 15th - crime - Lille, France
October 17th - Cave12 - Geneva, Switzerland
October 19th - Paradox - Tilburg, Holland
October 20th - Worm - Rotterdam, Holland
October 25th - Fylkingen - Stockholm, Sweden
October 29th - Fritt Fall, BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
October 31th - Blå - Oslo, Norway
NO SPAGHETTI EDITION MOBILE FESTIVAL 2005
September 2-3-4 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lasse Marhaug, Jean Pallandre, Tonny Kluften, Xavier Charles, Ingar Zach, Diego Chamy, Alan Courtis, Leonel Kaplan, Ivar Grydeland, Gabriel Paiuk + many more.
click here for flyer (12 MB)
September 5th - Lasse Marhaug + Ivar Grydeland/Tonny Kluften/Ingar Zach - La Plata, Argentina
Concerts in May, June, July
May 20th - Ivar Grydeland solo / Andreas Meland solo, et stunt - Trondheim, Norway
May 20th - Ingar Zach with Jon Balke's MNO, Göteborg, Sweden
May 21st - Ingar Zach with Jon Balke's MNO, Stockholm, Sweden
May 27th - 30 - Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland, Festival Musica Genera - Szczecin, Poland
June 3rd - Ivar Grydeland with Siri Jøntvedt (dance) & Snelle Hall (dance), Oslo, Norway
June 3rd - Ingar Zach with Jon Balke's MNO, Ferrara, Italy
June 4th - Sten Sandell Trio, Taktlos, Switzerland
July 9th - Ingar Zach with Jon Balke's MNO, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Norway
July 21st - Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland, Molde Jazzfestival, Norway
July 23rd - Ivar Grydeland/Dianne Labrosse, Festival NPAI - Parthenay, France
July 24th - No Spaghetti Edition, Festival NPAI - Parthenay, France
(line up: Martin Tétreault, Xavier Charles, Christian Wallumrød, Ivar Grydeland, Tonny Kluften, Ingar Zach)
July 24th - Sten Sandell Trio, Nickelsdorf, Austria
July 26th - Steffen Basho-Junghans + Ivar Grydeland, Tonny Kluften, Ingar Zach at Blå, Oslo
July 27th - Ingar Zach with Batagraf, Arendal, Norway
New releases - February 2005
SOFA proudly presents two new releases
March 16th Palermo/IT @ Candelai
March 17th Palermo/IT
March 18th Tarcento/IT
March 20th Geneve/CH @ Festival ARCHIPEL
March 21st Venice/IT @ Teatro Fondamenta Nuove
March 22nd Vienna/A @ fluc, Soundbridges Festival
March 23th Bratislava/SK @ A4, Soundbridges Festival
March 24th Klagenfurt/A @ Innenhofkultur
March 10th/11th - Ivar Grydeland solo at Small Music Theatre, Athens
Concerts January / February 2005
January 31th - Ingar Zach/Wade Matthews at Llorenc Barber at Arte Sonico,
February 2nd - Ingar Zach/Wade Matthews at Blæst in Trondheim/Norway
February 3rd - Ingar Zach/Wade Matthews duo and Ivar Grydeland solo at
Opsvik Gallery in Oslo/Norway
February 5th - Christian Wallumrød solo / Ivar Grydeland solo, at Galleri 3.14 Bergen, Norway
TRI-DIM (Ingar Zach, Håkon Kornstad, David Stackenäs)
February 15th - Västerås/Sweden
February 16th - Helsingborg/Sweden
February 19th - Göteborg/Sweden
February 22nd - Karlstad/Sweden
February 19th - Tonny Kluften / Ivar Grydeland at Blå, Oslo (Fritt Fall)
MUTA (Ingar Zach, Alessandra Rombolá, Rhodri Davies)
25th of February - Huesca/Spain
27th of February - Madrid/Spain
Muta November Tour 2004
Rhodri Davies - harp
Alessandra Rombolá - flute
Ingar Zach - percussion
November 20th – Sheffield, Other Music
November 21st – Manchester
November 22nd – London, Bonnington Centre
November 23rd – Cheltenham : The Chapel, University of Gloucestershire.
November 24th - Brighton, Club Quiet
November 26th - Madrid, Escucha Festival
!!!! No Spaghetti Edition Festival !!!!
6 - 9 September 2004, at Centre Civic Can Felipa in Barcelona, Spain.
click here for more info and photos from the festival
September 18th - Twitter Machine & Ivar Grydeland (Lars Erik ter Jung, Thomas Kjekstad, Ivar Grydeland), Toneheim Folkehøgskole
September 23rd - Ivar Grydeland/Ingar Zach with the dancers Snelle Hall/Siri Joentvedt, Blå - CODA festival Oslo, Norway
September 24th - Ivar Grydeland/Ingar Zach with the dancers Snelle Hall/Siri Joentvedt, Oslo, Norway
September 25th - Ivar Grydeland/Ingar Zach in Brussels/Belgium
September 26th - Ivar Grydeland/Ingar Zach in Antwerpen/Belgium
September 28th - Ivar Grydeland/Ingar Zach in Lille/France
October 8th - Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland and Orchestra at ULTIMA festival in Oslo, Norway
October 9th - Christian Wallumrød, Ingar Zach, Ivar Grydeland - Kjeller´n, Trondheim, Norway
October 10th - Christian Wallumrød, Ingar Zach, Ivar Grydeland - Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo (3 p.m.)
October 12th - Ingar Zach with Haakon Thelin at ULTIMA festival in Oslo, Norway
LOOPER TOUR - Martin Küchen (S), Nikos Veliotis (Gr), Ingar Zach (N)
October 13th - Halmstad, Sweden
October 15th - Stavanger, Norway
October 16th - Malmö, Sweden
October 17th - Derek Bailey / Ingar Zach in Glasgow, Scotland
Tour in Argentina with Ivar Grydeland, Leonel Kaplan (trp) & Diego Chamy (perc)
August 14th - No Avestruz, Humboldt 1857, Palermo, Cap.Fed.
August 15th - (Ivar Grydeland, Sergio Merce, Luis Conde, Guillermo Mendez, Gabriel Paiuk) Domus Artis, Av.Triunvirato 4311 (y Juramento), Cap.Fed.
August 16th - Instituto Marplatense de Música Contemporánea (IMMC) Chacabuco 3639, Mar del Plata, Bs.As.
August 17th - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bahía Blanca, Bahía Blanca, Prov.Bs.As.
August 18th - Centro Cultural Médanos Estación de Ferrocarril Médanos, Saavedra 175, Médanos, Prov.Bs.As.
August 19th - Teatro Conrado Villegas, Hipólito Yrigoyen 138, Neuquén
August 20th - 12º Festival Internacional Fotojazzeando, Club Español, San Rafael, Mendoza
August 21st - Teatro Quintanilla, Subsuelo Plaza Independencia, Prov. de Mendoza
August 22nd - Deck Muelle Baron, Valparaíso, Chile
August 23rd - Centro de Información y Comunicaciones (CICUNC), Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Cilindro Central Centro Universitario, Parque Gral. San Martín, Prov.Mendoza
August 25th - IMPA - La Fábrica Ciudad Cultural, Sala Vicky Querandies 4290, Almagro, Cap.Fed.
August 20th - 21st. Ingar Zach at "Irtijal" International Festival of Free Improvised Music in
Concerts in May / June
Jaap Blonk / Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland
May 27th - Release concert: Jaap Blonk, Ingar Zach, Ivar Grydeland at Bare Jazz, Oslo (3 o'clock). Release on Dutch label Kontrans
May 27th - Release concert: Jaap Blonk, Ingar Zach, Ivar Grydeland at Blå, Oslo
HISS (Pat Thomas / Ivar Grydeland / Tonny Kluften / Ingar Zach)
May 28th - Brest, France
May 30th - TBC, Spain
June 1st - Zürich, Switzerland
June 2nd - Musée Art Moderne Et Contemporain - Strasbourg, France
April 1st - Ingar Zach with Batagraf, Soria Moria, Oslo
April 4th - Tetuzi Akiyama + Ivar Grydeland, Taku Unami + Yasuo Tsuka + Mattin, Toshimaru Nakamura + Takefumi Naoshima + Takeda at ENBAN, Koenji, Tokyo
April 17th - Ivar Grydeland, Yumiko Tanaka, Uchihashi Kazuhisa at Bridge, Osaka
New releases - February 2004
February 25 - Release concert with Ingar Zach at Soria Moria, Oslo (with Oslo Sinfonietta and Øyvind Torvund) more info here www.bandrom.no
New releases - January 2004
January 22nd - Release concert for Sten Sandell Trio and Zach / Grydeland at Bare Jazz, Oslo.
February 14th & 15th, 2004 - Seattle Improvised Music Festival
February 16th, 2004 - Center on Contemporary Arts, Seattle
February 18th-21st, 2004 - "time flies - vancouver improvised music meeting", Western Front - Vancouver, BC - Canada (produced by: coastal jazz and blues society)
Time Flies - line up:
torsten muller (bass) germany
ivar grydeland (guitar) norway
ingar zach (drums) norway
rhodri davies (harp) uk
steve beresford (piano / laptop) uk
jp carter (trumpet / electronics) vancouver
bic hoang (danbau) vancouver /vietnam
tom walsh (trombone) montreal
New releases - October 2003
Release concert October 7th, 2003. Ultima - festival (Blå, Oslo)
Nov 27th at Opsvik Galleri - Pilestredet 27h - Oslo (inngang til bakgården fra St. Olavs gate)
The concert series ILIMO presents these 3 sets:
David Stackenäs / Paal Nilssen-Love
Hild Sofie Tafjord solo electronics
Ingebrigt Flaten / John Edwards Edwards
December 12th - 19th - Various places in Chicago
No Spaghetti Edition (line up as on "Real Time Satellite Data"):
October 7th - Blå, Oslo at Ultima (Oslo Contemporary Music Festiva)
November 6th & 7th - Instanst Chavirés, Paris
November 14th - León (Spain)
¡ESCUCHA! '03 - Festival Internacional de Música Improvisada:
November 15th - CRUCE: ARTE Y PENSAMIENTO Calle Dr. Fourquet Nº 5, Madrid
November 16th - CIRCULO DE ARTE DE TOLEDO, Antigua iglesia de San Vicente, Plaza de San Vicente nº 2, Toledo (Spain)
September 5th, 2000 h: Sørlandets kunstmuseum, Skippergata - Kristiandsand
September 6th, 1500 h: Opsvik Galleri - Pilestredet 27h - Oslo (inngang til bakgården fra St. Olavs gate)
Alessandra Rombolá - flutes
Rhodri Davies - harp
Ingar Zach - percussion
Ivar Grydeland - guitar
Thomas Kjekstad - guitar
SOFA releases Ingebrigt Håker Flaten «Double bass» on July 1st. Solo release concert at Kongsberg Jazzfestival July 3rd.
«Double bass» [SOFA 511]
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - double bass
July 5th: Phil Minton, Axel Dörner, Roger Turner, Pat Thomas, Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black, Ivar Grydeland at Avanthagen - Kongsberg Jazzfestival
July 3rd: Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Kongsberg Jazzfestival
June 14: No Spaghetti Edition, Kunstverket, Tromsøgt 5 (Rodeløkka), Oslo
2003 line up:
Axel Dörner (Germany) - trumpet
Xavier Charles (France) - clarinet
Michel Doneda (France) - reeds
Rhodri Davies (UK) - harp
Andrea Neumann (Germany) - electronics, inside piano
Ingar Zach (Norway) - percussion
Tonny Kluften (Norway) - bass
Ivar Grydeland (Norway) - guitar
(This line up will release a CD on SOFA during summer 03. The line up will also play at Ultima festival in Oslo on October 7th and will tour in Europe in November - more info later)
Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland tour in England
June 6– (8 pm) Frakture - Bluecoat Arts Centre, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX (Phil Morton at Frakture for info (0) 772 937 1213 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
June 5 – Termite Club - The Adelphi, 3-5 Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ (Mike Dando at Termite Club for info email@example.com)
June 4 – (8.30 pm) Point, Snig Hill, Sheffield (John Jasnoch at Other music for info: (0)114 2444550 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
June 3 (7 pm) – Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU (B.W. for info: (020) 7388 8679)
June 3 (1 pm. and 2 pm) – Ray's Jazzshop at Foyles, First Floor, Foyles Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB (B. W. for info: (020) 7388 8679)
June 2 (7 pm. until late) – Theatro Technis, Crowndale Road, London (Ben Watson for info: (020) 7388 8679)
May 7: Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland, State Academy of Music, Oslo
May 6: Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland, State Academy of Music, Oslo
March 2003: Some concerts
March 21-22: Nikos Veliotis & Ingar Zach: Smal Music Theatre, Athens
March 15th: No Spaghetti Edition with this line up:
Lisa Dillan - voice, Hild Sofie Tafjord - horn &
electronics, Børre Mølstad - tuba, Tanja Orning - cello, Morten
Engebretsen - bass clarinet, Ivar Grydeland - guitar, Ingar Zach -
percussion, Tonny Kluften - bass: Blå, Oslo
Martin Klapper (DK), Ivar Grydeland, Johan Berthling and Raymond Strid - tour:
February 26th: Fylkingen, Stockholm
February 27th: Café Spegeln, Gävle
March 2nd: Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø
March 5th: Kampen Bydelshus, Oslo
March 6th: Landmark, Bergen
March 8th: Tou Scene, Stavanger
Concerts in January/February
February 16th: TRI-DIM, Landmark - Bergen
15th of february: Mark Wastell - cello, Michael Duch - double bass, Ingar Zach - percussion,
Peter Opsvik Gallery - Oslo
February 4th: Michel Doneda - saxophones, Guiseppe Ielasi - guitar/electronics, Ingar Zach - percussion, Instants Chavires - Paris, France
January 28th: Festival Internacional de Improvisacion, Hurta Cordel 2003, Madrid
Gonzalo Abril, Victor M. Diez, Karola Pasquay, Alessandra Rombola, Xu Feng
Xia, Ingar Zach, Rolando San Martin and Lola Jimenez
Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland - mini tour in Spain
January 24th: Properes activitats d' IBA, Barcelona
January 25th: Properes activitats d' IBA, Barcelona
January 26th: Centro Cultural del Matadero, Huesca
January 27th: Festival Internacional de Improvisacion, Hurta Cordel 2003, Madrid
January 15th, 2003:
TRI-DIM at ALL EARS festival, Blå in Oslo
October 2002: Three new releases out from later October.
SOFA will release three CDs on October 28th:
Wazahugy [SOFA 508]
Philipp Wachsmann - violin/electronics, Charlotte Hug - viola/electronics, Ivar Grydeland - guitar, Ingar Zach - percussion
No Spaghetti Edition Pasta Variations [SOFA 509]
On this edition: Phil Minton - voice, Pat Thomas - keyboards, Håkon Kornstad - reeds, Frode Haltli - accordion, Ivar Grydeland - guitar, Tonny Kluften - bass, Ingar Zach - percussion
TRI-DIM + Jim O'Rourke & Barry Guy 2 of 2 [SOFA 510]
Håkon Kornstad - reeds, David Stackenäs - guitar, Ingar Zach - percussion
01.11.02 - Blå, Oslo
This is the release date of the three new SOFA CDs: Wazahugy, No Spaghetti Edition and TRI-DIM. On the release concert these musicians will play:
Ingebrigt Flaten - solo bass
Phil Wachsmann - violin/electronics
Charlotte Hug - viola/electronics
Ivar Grydeland - guitar
Ingar Zach - percussion
No Spaghetti Edition
Phil Minton - voice
Pat Thomas - keyboards
Håkon Kornstad - reeds
Ivar Grydeland - guitar
Tonny Kluften - bass
Ingar Zach - percussion
October 2002: Some relevant concerts in near future
08.11.02 - Gamle Tou Bryggeri, Stavanger
09.11.02 - TBA, Oslo
10.11.02 - Blæst, Trondheim
TzuG (Ivar Grydeland, Tonny Kluften, Ingar Zach)
28.11.02 - La Rada, Locarno (CH)
30.11.02 - Blue Tomato, Wien (A)
01.12.02 - Bratislava (Sl)
02.12.02 - Brno (Cz)
No Spaghetti Edition tour
03.12.02 - Alternativa festival, Praha (Cz)
05.12.02 - Zagreb (Cr)
06.12.02 - Graz (A)
08.12.02 - Rote Fabrik, Zürich (CH)
Other concerts this fall
09.09.02 - Blå, Oslo (N)
Ingar Zach (percussion)
Martin Küchen (SE) (sax)
Nikos Veliotis (GR) (cello)
Charlotte Hug / Ivar Grydeland / Ingar Zach
From September 22nd - 29th the Swiss viola player Charlotte Hug will tour in Scandinavia with Ingar Zach and Ivar Grydeland.
22.09.02 - Kampen, Oslo (N). Kampen jazzklubb
23.09.02 - Elverum (N). Ny musikk - Hedmark
24.09.02 - Culturen, Västerås (S). Nya Perspektiv
25.09.02 - Huset, Copenhagen (DK).
27.09.02 - Ålesund (N). Ungjazzfestivalen (with No Spaghetti Edition)
29.09.02 - Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Bærum (N). Fritt Fall
April, 2002 SOFA releases Nils Henrik Asheim «16 pieces for organ»
Nils Henrik Asheim «16 pieces for organ» [SOFA 507]
A CD with the Norwegian composer, improviser and organ player Nils Henrik Asheim is out. «16 pieces for organ» is recorded on the fantastic organ in Oslo Cathedral.
April 4th : Andrea Neumann / Annette Krebs & Ingar Zach / Ivar Grydeland in Oslo
TriDim on tour
TriDim is Håkon Kornstad on reeds, Ingar Zach on percusison and
the Swedish guitar player David Stackenäs on guitar. They will go on tour
in Spain in the beginning of April. They´ll also play one concert in Norway
on the tour
April 6th - Oslo, Blå
April 8th-10th - Madrid, Spain
April 11th - Leon, Spain
April 13th-14th - Barcelona, Spain
No Spaghetti Edition feat. Phil Minton and Pat Thomas on tour
The Oslo based ensemble No Spaghetti Edition changes line up for each project.
A new line up with No Spaghetti Edition will go on tour from March 1st - March 9th.
Phil Minton - voice, Pat Thomas - keyboards, Frode Haltli - accordeon, Håkon Kornstad - sax, Ivar Grydeland - guitar, Tonny Kluften - bass, Ingar Zach - percussion.
01.03.02 - Ny Musikk, Stavanger (Norway)
02.03.02 - Blå, Oslo (Norway)
05.03.02 - KSET club, Zagreb (Croatia)
06.03.02 - Gromki Club, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
07.03.02 - Gabrijel club, Cerkno (Slovenia)
08.03.02 - Satchmo club, Maribor (Slovenia)
09.03.02 - Jazzgalerie, Nickelsdorf (Austria)
Some SOFA related concerts
29. January - Västerås, Sweden
Evan Parker - sax, Rhodri Davies - harp, Ingar Zach - percussion
31. January - Bergen
same as above
2. February - Blå, Oslo - All Ears festival
same as above
2. February - Blå, Oslo - All Ears festival
No Spaghetti Edition feat. Evan Parker - sax, Rhodri Davies - harp, Maja Ratkje - voice, Frode Haltli - accordion, Hild Sofie Tafjord - french horn, Morten Engebretsen - bass clarinet, Tonny Kluften - bass, Ingar Zach - percussion
SOFA - London, January 2002
January 3rd - The Klinker
Karl Seglem - saxophone, Ivar Grydeland, Ingar Zach
4th of January - Red Rose Club
Karl Seglem, Ivar Grydeland, Ingar Zach, Clive Bell + more....
9th of January - Sound 323
Ivar Grydeland and Ingar Zach
10th of January - The Klinker
Pat Thomas, Hugh Metcalfe, Ivar Grydeland, Tonny Kluften and Ingar Zach
14th of January - The Bonnington Centre
No Spaghetti Edition featuring:
Pat Thomas, Phil Minton, Håkon Kornstad, Ivar Grydeland, Tonny Kluften and Ingar Zach.
NO SPAGHETTI EDITION - WINTER 2001-2002
No Spaghetti Edition are doing different projects in wintertime 2001 2002.
22nd of November 2001
No Spaghetti Edition at BLÆST in Trondheim featuring:
Thomas Lehn and Ståle Storløkken on synthesizers, Tonny Kluften and Michael Duch on double bass, Ivar Grydeland on guitar and Ingar Zach on drums/percussion.
8th of December 2001
No Spaghetti Edition at Blå in Oslo featuring:
Håkon Kornstad, Ole Jørgen Bardal, Morten Engebretsen on reeds, Frode Haltli on accordion, Hild Sofie Tafjord on french horn, Tonny Kluften on double bass, Ivar Grydeland on guitar and Ingar Zach on drums/percussion.
14th of January 2002
No Spaghetti Edition at The Bonnington Centre in London featuring:
Pat Thomas on piano/electronics, Phil Minton voice, Håkon Kornstad on reeds, Ivar Grydeland on guitar, Tonny Kluften on double bass and Ingar Zach on drums/percussion.
1st 10th of March 2002
No Spaghetti Edition on tour in Norway and Austria featuring:
Pat Thomas on piano/electronics, Phil Minton voice, Håkon Kornstad on reeds, Frode Haltli on accordion, Ivar Grydeland on guitar, Tonny Kluften on double bass and Ingar Zach on drums/percussion. Touring schedule will come later.
November 2nd Barry Guy New Orchestra i Oslo
Barry Guy New Orchestra will play at Blå in Oslo November 2nd.
Ingar Zach (percussion) plays a solo set on the same concert.
October 2001 many new reviews
The 6 SOFA CDs are still beeing reviewed. Go to the presentation for each release you´ll find new reviews there.
September 2001 SOFA on tour
The two SOFA directors Ingar Zach and Ivar Grydeland, are going on tour in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia from September 19th September 30th 2001. They will play at these venues: «Immerhin» Würzburg 19/09/01, «Rote Fabrik» Zürich 20/09/01, «Jazzgalerie» Nickelsdorf 22/09/01, «Blue Tomato» Vienna 24/09/01, «Satchmo» Maribor 25/09/01, «Raumschiff Zitrone» Berlin 28/09/01, «Grundriss» Hamburg 30/09/01.
July 7. 2001 SOFA releases No Spaghetti Edition «listen... and tell me what it was»
spaghetti edition «listen... and tell me what it was» [SOFA 506]
No Spaghetti Edition is an improvisation ensemble with different line-ups for each project. This presentation includes ten of the most active Norwegian improvisers, the German trumpet player Axel Dörner and the English keyboard player Pat Thomas. The result is eight spontaneously and instantaneously composed pieces of electro-acoustic hard-core music.
June 2001 SOFAs distributors
Click here to see where to buy SOFAs CDs
June 2001 Read the reviews
Please find links to SOFA reviews on each «releases» page.
Some of them are quite good and interesting, some are in Norwegian, some are in English, some are funny, some are boring.
May 31. 2001 SOFA releases Paal Nilssen-Love «sticks & stones»
Nilssen-Love «sticks & stones» [SOFA 505] Paal
Nilssen-Love is one of the most active and most respected drummers in Norway
today. In the latest years he has done some remarkable work with musicians such
as Frode Gjerstad, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop and Sten Sandell.
After heaving played several solo concerts over last years he has now recorded
his first solo CD for SOFA.
«sticks & stones» shows Nilssen-Loves dynamic and highly personal style using different drumkits and percussion.
May 3. 2001 SOFA releases Sten Sandell Trio «standing wave»
Sten Sandell Trio «standing wave» [SOFA 504] will be released during the trios tour in Sweden and Norway this week and the next. The trio plays in Västerås - Sweden (May 3), Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm - Sweden (May 5), Maijazz, Stavanger - Noway (May 11), Blå, Oslo - Norway (May 12).
April 5. 2001 the cd «standing wave» with Sten Sandell Trio is soon out
SOFA will soon release the cd «standing wave» with Swedish/Norwegian trio Sten Sandell Trio (Sten Sandell piano, Johan Berthling bass, Paal Nilssen-Love drums and percussion). Here's an excerpt from the liner notes written by Mats Gustafsson: «With the enormous amount of improvised music put out today, there is not much that sticks out, but this trio stands for the values of music which I believe in above all. For me, This is great!!!»
February 22. 2001 SOFA releases Derek Bailey/Ingar Zach «llaer»
SOFA proudly presents Derek Bailey/Ingar Zach «llaer» [SOFA 503]. The music on the cd is a live recording from a concert at the jazzclub Blå in Oslo 20th of October 2000. This evening at Blå was one of those magical moments of improvisation where everything was right; the music, the venue, the audience and the atmosphere all melted together in a great concert experience.
January 22. 2001 «Triangular Screen»-trio going on tour
The trio from the SOFA-CD Triangular screen, Tony Oxley/Ivar Grydeland/Tonny Kluften are going on a short tour in Scandinavia in February. On February 12th they are playing in Malmö, Sweden, at Jazz i Malmö. February 13th they are playing in Västerås, Sweden, at Culturen Nya perspektiv. On February 14th they are playing in Oslo, Norway, at Blå.
January 19. 2001 SOFA to release live-album with guitar legend Derek Bailey and drummer Ingar Zach
On his visit to Norway in october 2000, the guitarist Derek Bailey held a concert at Blå in Oslo with drummer Ingar Zach. SOFA is proud to release the live-recording this spring... meanwhile, have a look at the pictures from the concert with Derek Bailey/Ingar Zach at Blå in Oslo 20th of october.
January 10. 2001 SOFA announces solo-album with Paal Nilsen-Love
SOFA is excited to announce that a solo-album with the Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love will be recorded in Sofienberg Church, Oslo, January/February 2001. The album will be released March 23rd.
January 5. 2001 NORCD celebrates 10 years
The Norwegian recordcompany NORCD (which SOFA is a part of) is celebrating their 10th year anniversary January 18th and 19th at Blå in Oslo. The owners of NORCD and SOFA, Karl Seglem, Ingar Zach and Ivar Grydeland will play one set on the 18th, and the drummer Paal Nilssen-Love will play a solo-set on the 19th. NRK the Norwegian Broadcasting Company are recording the event on Thursday the 18th.
Desember 22. desember 2000 Review: Aftenposten/Oslo Puls
Aftenposten/Oslo Puls has elected Visiting Ants by Ingar Zach and Ivar Grydeland as one of the 100 best CDs in year 2000 without regard to category. Read the whole list. (Norwegian)
November 9. 2000 Upcoming albums
SOFA announced two new releases today. Sten Sandell Trio with Sten Sandell (piano), Johan Berthling (bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) is one of the upcoming albums and is to be released spring 2001.
The second release is a 13 piece Norwegian improvising ensemble called No Spaghetti Edition featuring Pat Thomas (Keyborads/electronics) and Axel Dörner (trumpet). To be released summer 2001.
September 25. 2000 SOFA releases their first two CD's