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Music for NRK Oppdrag Nansen

Oppdrag Nansen – Expedition to investigate climate change. Norwegian National Broadcasting are sending four teenagers on expedition to the Arctic, to research, investigate and document what’s happening in these harsh – but fragile – ecosystems, now with our changing climate. Through research ships, Svalbard visits, and finally reaching the North pole four kids…

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The Bow Corpse – Work-In-Progress, Jan 16th

Tiny microsounds in massive swarm formations, a social media dystopia. The Bow Corpse is a commissioned concert work for contemporary orchestra BIT20, premiering at the Nattjazz festival, June 1st 2015. The Bow Corpse takes place in a future where social media has destroyed individuality. It deals with privacy, big data, tracking and the end of obscurity. Each instrument…

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Performing “Login”, Barcelona, Dec 3rd & 4th

Login premieres at Mercat De Les Flores, Barcelona, Dec 3rd, 2014. Login is a contemporary dance piece dealing with our increasingly digital lives and consequences of existing in hyper-reality. What if our our digital reality breaks apart? The piece is by Catalunian choreographer Nuria Guiu Sagarra, a continuation of our work from La…

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Music for Sony’s Little Big Planet 3

Sony’s Little Big Planet 3 for the Playstion 4 is out today, Nov 18th. The game was developed by Sumo Digital in the UK. I was commisioned to create music for one of the levels, the “old-skool russian steampunk” space-rocket level. The score is dynamically mixed and structured by the game engine depending on…

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Portal – Premiere Oktoberdans, Oct 20th

Portal, a dance performance by Nuria Guiu with live music by GMM, premieres October 20th at Oktoberdans. A portal is a doorway – to past, present or future worlds – to different realities – to different versions of ourselves. Portal revolves around the themes in Douglas Rushkoff’s book Present Shock: When Everything Happens…

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Ugress and ROMA 2089 – Live at the MarteLIVE Biennale, Roma

Performing two live shows at the MarteLIVE Biennale festival this week, in Rome. The performances are part of the Nordic Landscapes programme at the Pelanda Factory, attached to the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Arts. ROMA 2089 is a 30 minute musical work that uses sounds, graphics and video from Roma city…

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ROMA 2089 – Performance in Rome, June 24th

Rome, 2089. A new sonic universe, a lonely vampire, a pacifist gladiatrix, wild hanniphants. Singing water fountains, metro tunnel choirs, glitchy trams, screaming bikes, lipstick clouds, auto-tuned hairdressers, distant cannons… The everyday sounds of Rome of 2014 becomes a musical expedition into a ficitional future Rome of 2089. A lonely…

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Residency at Circolo Scandinavo, June 2014

I’m staying in Rome, Italy for all of June, through a residency at Circolo Scandinavo. Through the stay I will create a work, the process is documented with daily notes in the blog. Rome was a beautiful, post-apolyptic ruin already centuries ago. Way before it was cool. This is going to be awesome.

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Ugress Kids at J. G. Ballard sci-fi festival, Oslo

Only Connect is a sci-fi music festival in Oslo inspired by the ideas and the universe of the influential British author J.G. Ballard. This year’s festival is dedicated to Jon Bing (1944-2014), author, professor and science fiction enthusiast who got J.G. Ballard translated to Norwegian. Mr Bing was instrumental in creating this years festival but…

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Report from Lisbon, March 2014

A one minute music and video report from work with Gui Garrido in Lisbon, march 2014. We’re working on a project for 2015, with the theme of realtime music videos. Recreating the ever-changing Youtubian music video experience, but live on a stage, with ourselves as the performing band and the Youtube video-makers at the…

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