INGA MARGRETE AAS – DOUBLE BASS
RUDOLF TERLAND BJØRNEREM – ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC GUITAR
HENRIK MUNKEBY NØRSTEBØ – TROMBONE
As Deafness Increases plays music in the gray area between composition and improvisation. Clear structural frameworks functions as a starting point for creating music where slow haunting soundscapes are alternated with rapid movements and semi-melodic passages. Through the use of flexible instrumental roles and extended techniques, the trio strives to create a sound that grows beyond it’s components.
The self titled debut album was recorded during two days in Oslo spring 2013, and consists of one long composition and three shorter pieces. “Svalbard” was originally created by the trio to accompany a compilation of film clips made by an anonymous amateur at the arctic islands in the 1930s.
The three remaining pieces (“Adia”, “Adib” and “Adic”) explores specific musical ideas, ranging from low dynamics and extended use of silence to dense sound clusters and traces of harmony. The CD was released on Va Fongool Records.
Inga, Rudolf and Henrik met in the Czech Republic summer 2010 as a part of the “Önczkekvist improvising orchestra”, and recorded a cd with the orchestra at ORF RadioKultuhaus in Vienna the same year. The three are active musicians on the national- and international music scene, both as solo performers and in ensembles/bands like Vilda&Inga, Skadedyr, Lana Trio, Aksiom and Ensemble Allegria.
Svalbard – As Deafness Increases
Archive tapes from Svalbard, 1930s.
First performed at Cinema Neuf (Oslo/NO), 11.10.12.