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0 Atrophy – Norwegian book-symphony tour

Quirky book tour: Early June I’m doing a mini-tour of western Norway with Atrophy In The Key Of Dreaming Books, a book symphony made from the sound of knowledge. I’m doing a book bath in a huge swimming pool, a very cozy hygge version on an ancient Norwegian farm museum,…

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0 Music video for “The Little Cloud…”

Lost in the static of virtual realities. New Ugress music video for “The Little Cloud That Wouldn’t And The Rainbow Who Couldn’t”, from the latest The Wrong Future album. A black angel roams an time-lapsed Tokyo, glitching in and out of realities. The video is created and performed live on stage…

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0 withoutusness

Music of a world without us. withoutusness is a filmatic music performance combining the sounds of post-apocalyptic landscapes with old norse folk tones, contemporary black metal and gritty electronica. The 45 minute long performance takes place in blackboxes, abandonded buildings, old theatres, clubs and cellars, and creates an eerie and…

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0 Atrophy – live library performance in Oslo

What is the sound of knowledge? What music is hidden in libraries? On Wednesday April 25th I’m performing a live concert version of Atrophy In The Key Of Dreaming Books at Deichman Hovedbiblioteket in Oslo. The concert introduces a fascinating universe of microscopic sounds, textures, playful rhythms and swarms of…

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0 The Wrong Future

The Wrong Future (Extended Edition) by Ugress. Breaking up with the future through dystopian EDM. The Wrong Future is the 7th album from Ugress, available for direct download or stream the exclusive extended edition directly from us through Bandcamp or listen to the regular release in Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, Youtube, Amazon Prime, Google Play and all other services. There Is…

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0 New Ugress single out, featuring The Internet

The future is falling apart and Ugress delivers an EDM-dystopian score to accompany it. The first single “There Is No Here, Here” from the next album “The Wrong Future” is out now, in Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, Youtube, Play, Prime. Featuring The Internet, a huge crowd-sourced choir with thousands of voices,…

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0 Crowd-sourcing voice samples for next album

On the next Ugress album “The Wrong Future”, the Internet will be one of the featured artists. I am asking fans, listeners and followers on social media to participate by recording a simple phrase, through a simple process on the artist website. After just a few days, I’ve already received…

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0 “I And The AI” (2019) starts pre-production

How do Artificial Intelligences (AI) develop emotions? When is their heartbreak real enough? “I and the AI” is a musical performance using realtime virtual reality and AI, exploring the emotional challenges of developing, co-existing and breaking up with machines. The work will be realised as a 45 minute performance, and…

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0 Atrophy In The Key Of Dreaming Books

A musical performance by Gisle Martens Meyer based on the sound of knowledge – books, paper, words, shelves, libraries. The concert uncovers a hidden universe of fantastic microscopic sounds, mysterious textures, quirky rhythms and lively swarms of dancing letters – gently haunted by a gentle digital ghost – does it want…

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0 September residency in Rome, Italy

For the month of september 2017 I have a residency at Circolo Scandinavo in Rome, Italy. As part of the residency, there will be an artist presentation and I will create a new work, tentatively titled Librum Canticum (the singing library).  I’m researching and developing the sound of wisdom; what…

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0 “No Here, Here” at Art App Awards, ZKM

I’m performing segments of “There Is No Here, Here” at the Art App Awards, ZKM, Karlsruhe July 7th, 2017. The Art App Awards honors the best new art created in app format, both taking into consideration artistic and technological merit. The award is hosted by ZKM, Center for Art And…

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0 The Last Ferry

The Last Ferry (Hardingtokt) is a commissioned musical work using black metal, folk, electronica, performed live aboard a ferry. The ferry acts as the main instrument, as a sound source, as the stage and main character. The work was performed live by Annlaug Børsheim, Stig Lundblad-Sandbakk and Gisle Martens Meyer,…

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0 There Is No Here, Here

A music-video performance, on living our lives through screens. Lost in digital realities  Artist Gisle Martens Meyer (Ugress) performs his songs live, while creating and existing in the music videos at the same time. The musician gets increasingly lost in the endless digital realities he encounters: Reaching out from wall…

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0 “No Here, Here” at TechnArte, Bilbao 2017

I’m presenting and performing a new version of “There Is No Here, Here” at TechnArte, Bilbao, Spain, on May 11th and 12th 2017. TechnArte is an international conference on the fusion of technology and art, gathering artists and professionals from the world of art, technology and science, who “attend…

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0 Hardingtokt – Live Ferry Fjordtronica

May 31st – June 3rd 2017 we will be roaming and raiding the western Norwegian fjords with the vintage ferry M/F Hardingen, performing the comissioned work “Hardingtokt” live in the fjords and in Vågen, Bergen. “Hardingtokt” is a work that uses the ferry itself as instrument, performer, stage and transport. The work incorporates…

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