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Biosphere + Skatebård live @ Ekkofestivalen, Bergen 2014-10-18


posted by Jon-Trygve on 21.10.14 10:10 in Concert Reviews Print  

The two artists managed to strike a fine balance between the danceable and the ambient textures, giving a packed room of younger people what they came for on a Saturday night, either they were dancing or just hanging out, taking in the music.


The main act at Ekko Festivalen on Saturday the 18th of October was a commissioned work by Biosphere and Skatebård.


Through a concept called "Kanal" ("channel" in Norwegian) the Ekko festival has been exploring the borderline between concert experience and dance floor, and between composition and performance. This is nothing new as such, as this can be traced back through Bugge Wesseltoft's New Conception of Jazz, to swing bands in the 30s and even further back to folk music traditions everywhere.


But the Ekko festival has its own approach to this, and among the central elements is a multi-channel sound audio system for club music. The festival then commission work from artists to explore this concept. The last few years have seen commissions by artists like Todd Terje and Casiokids, but this year the festival approached two artists that haven't worked together before.

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