Tuesday 27 March 2018, 7.30pm
SOFA is Norways most important record label for experimental music. Starting up in 2000 alongside the Rune Grammofon label, a new wave of exciting, adventurous music started coming out of Norway. SOFA is counting 65 releases to date and at Cafe OTO on the 26 and 27 of March you can hear four of the label's featured artists.
Vilde Sandve Alnæs (violin) and Inga Margrete Aas (double bass) are to amazing musicians who has been developing a unique musical organism for many years now. After their debut on ECM records, SOFA managed to convince them to release their second album, Silfr on SOFA. It's truly a privelige to listen to Vilde&Inga making music together. The seem like one entity with their rich and organic way of playing.
One of SOFA's favorites.
Steam, friction, a microtonal tuba and The Hayward Tuning Vine meets an electric guitar cross-connected with percussive electronics recorded in real time and played back on an old Tandberg tape machine. This is in short what you can expect when Martin Taxt, Henrik Olsson and Håvard Volden teem up together. It's also a facinating visual experience, and the music is something else. Muddersten can only sound like Muddersten. Last fall they performed at the adventurous festival Le Guess Who? in Utrecht. Their second album on SOFA, Playmates will be released at Cafe Oto this evening.