Sonisk Selskap 2021
World Grooves - March
Stian Brungot - Bass
Nils Are Drønen - Drums
Kjetil Hana - Marimba and Percussion
Hades Heriberto Hernandes Rodriguez - Cuban Percussion
Linn Merethe Myrtveit - Vocals
Leo Preston - Guitar/Sonic Sherif
Carlos Salinas - Andean Flutes
Paal Rasmussen - Sound Engineer
Suzanne Starr - Technical Assistant
This was the first season of Sonisk Selskap in Wrap’s AV Lab. It was led by Leo Preston and recorded by Paal Rasmussen, and the final concert was presented at Søndasgskrydder on the 21st of March with dance improvisation by dancers from ImproLaBergen in three rooms in three different rooms.
The emphasis was on jamming to pre-prepared grooves which Leo Preston played back from his laptop. He played guitar and saw on most of the sessions, rather than attempting to lead the music in a more formal way, but adorned the wall of Studio B with a giant poster with some key illustrations/notes for the last two days.
Recordings were made as 25 tracks on Rasmussen’s laptop using Wrap’s digital mixer system (Allen & Heath dLive with Waves Sound Grid) which facilitated real-time listening in other rooms using network cables and digital stage-box architecture (DX168’s).
Sonisk Selskap concert begins at 1:25:20
Leo Preston is the designer of Wrap’s AV Lab and has an intimate understanding of the available technical framework. He was also one of the driving forces behind the annual musical gatherings in Ibsensgate 31. He is a musician, songwriter, playwright and theatre maker who’s work has been performed throughout Norway as well as Mexico and Portugal.
Paal Rasmussen studied music technology and production at what is now London Metropolitan University, and ran a commercial studio in Asker. He has recorded a wide variety of genres represented by artists such as DDE, Det Betales, To Rustne Herrer, Kristiansand kammerorkester, Julie Felix, Ketil Bjørnstad, Jan Erik Wold, Kåre Virud, Mattis Hætta, Hans Rotmo, Mohr, Ellen Bøtker and Heidi Hauge.
Rasmussen is also known for his work with surround mixes, and with speaker and acoustic design. He is currently engaged with designing the room acoustics in Studio A in the AV Lab.