Lampo is pleased to bring Lasse Marhaug and John Hegre to Chicago for their U.S. debut. The two Norwegian artists began working together as Jazzkammer in the late 90s and immediately received critical praise.
Here, the duo offers two nights of improvised electronic music with digital glitches, pop culture samplings, and field recordings.
On Friday, they premiere Timex Seconds, a new three-part work that combines modified acoustic guitar and Nintendo Gameboy with field recordings made in Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø, Trondheim and above the Arctic Circle. On Saturday, Lasse and John play with Chicago laptop trio TV Pow.
Lasse Marhaug (b.1974, Bodø, Norway) is a noise musician, who has released a dozen albums and toured extensively all over Europe, working solo but also with electronica and jazz artists from around the world. For several years he has been active in Origami Republika, the Trondheim-based multimedia collective. Marhaug also runs Jazzassin Records.
John Hegre (b.1967, Bergen, Norway) is a guitarist and composer who has been playing improvised music for over ten years. He also works in Norway as a record producer and theater sound designer.
TV Pow was formed in Tokyo in 1995 by Michael Hartman (b.1970, Sterling Heights, Mich.) and Brent Gutzeit (b.1971, Flint, Mich.), and later joined by Todd Carter (b.1971, Pontiac, Mich.), when he moved from Kalamazoo to Chicago.
Support provided by the American-Scandinavian Foundation