Ear Era

by Lasse Marhaug

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about

In 2008 the Henie Onstad Art Centre invited musician and composer Lasse Marhaug to explore its audio archive. From the opening in 1968, Henie Onstad was intended as a cross-artistic arena, and soon became the leading arena in Norway for experimental art in all genres. The archive contains over 800 tapes of recordings done in the centre's concert hall and in the Norwegian Studio for Electronic Music, which was located at the centre between 1975-1978. The music ranges from recordings by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jan Garbarek, Laurie Anderson, Mauricio Kagel, Webster Lewis, Terry Riley, Svein Finnerud Trio, Heinz Holliger, Bjørn Fongaard, Steve Reich, Karin Krog, Soft Machine, Julie Driscoll, Jokke and Arne Nordheim. The idea was not for Marhaug to make a 'remix' of this unique archive of music history, but to use the recordings as raw material for a new piece of music. Therefor musical trainspotters trying to identify the original artists will have a hard time as Marhaug has surgically sliced and diced the recordings to (mostly) unidentifiable fragments before constructing his own piece. The result of Marhaug's explorations/exploitations is titled Ear Era. This is the CD version (500 numbered 'regular' copies and 50 deluxe box-sets). The piece was also presented in three different concert-versions at the Henie Onstad Art Centre in the course of 2008.

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released December 12, 2008

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Lasse Marhaug Oslo, Norway

Noise/experimental music artist based in Norway. Active since 1990.

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