North of the north

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North of the north

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About North of the North
In June 2006 North of the North explored the sounds in a small area of North Norway. On the islands Skjervøy and Arnøy at 70°N they collected sounds from meetings with local fishermen, staff at a ferry, a flock of reindeer, arctic birdlife and more. These recordings are phonographies ¬– sound pictures – used in an improvisational electro acoustic dialogue with the other instruments in the group. The sounds from Skjervøy and Arnøy are part of an artificial sound world when the musicians present their own interpretation of the sound in these areas.

Marc Pichelin - phonographies, electronics

Xavier Charles - clarinet, harmonica

Ivar Grydeland - banjo