Throat singing

Here is a teaser of one of the events that will take place in Jokkmokk tomorrow.

I have already mentioned Björn Uglem, with whom I participated in the reindeer race. Back in the early 2000’s, I was one half of an electronic dance music project which had a recording studio in Porjus, 44 kilometers north of Jokkmokk – the small town where I grew up and lived for the first 20 years of my life. After meeting Björn at a local event where we were both going to perform at the same stage, we quickly found out that we both had a very open mind for crazy projects. I invited Björn to the studio to record the throat singing that I had heard him do at the event where we met, and he suggested that we should try to mix his voice with some analogue synthesizer tracks.

In July 2004, he came to Porjus, and we recorded a number of tracks consisting mostly of experimental improvisations recorded in one take – all for the fun of it. Here is one example:

Björn Uglem will speak at Ájtte museum, tomorrow (Friday the 7th, 2014) at 14:00 and 16:00. I will be there to listen, photograph and record audio (and possibly video). If you are nearby, I recommend you to come and listen as well, as I think that it will be powerful and fascinating performances. A follow-up post will be published tomorrow night, for those of you who are following the winter market from other parts of the world.