Sounds from the Park

Details of the excellent radio documentary on Speakers Corner Kalbakken were commissioned to write a new tune for. It was based on the poem “Clever Tom Clinch” by Jonathan Swift and uses the tune of “Nottingham Town” as it’s departure point. Sunday 19th 6pm Resonance FM. Listen online anywhere in the world: http://resonancefm.com/listen
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Relay 1 Jack Allett/Kalbakken 7″

A package of these just arrived in the post this morning! Looks and sounds awesome. Track from Jack called ‘Lost’ on A side with a Kalbakken work out of a tune ‘Ulversdalen’ which we were playing around with alot on the last tour we did on the flip side; from Jack’s sleeve notes: “scary, joyous, […]

Spaceheads + Kalbakken + DJ Special K + Jaime Rory Lucys Rucksack Cinema

next saturday! going to be amazing

New ‘Kalbakken’ tracks

Well, not Kalbakken in the usual sense! Below are a few choice bits of free playing from Kirsty (violin, voice) and myself (guitar, voice) recorded in Manchester last week. track 1 track 2 track 3 Our side of the forthcoming 7″ on Smeraldina-Rima kind of marries some of this stuff within a song based structure.

Kalbakken in Union Chapel

We’re playing as part of a Little Red Rabbit curated performance at the Union Chapel in London on Saturday 3rd April along with labelmates Last Harbour and Samson and Delilah. Gig runs early afternoon 12-2pm. Kalbakken will be joined by double bassist Olie Brice for a special one off set. Probably be one of our […]

Just Intoned Scales for guitar

Last summer I spent a bit of time reading up on Just Intonation and microtones after having  developed an interest  in the smaller fragments of tones via an accidental discovery of the work of Harry Partch and through our work in Kalbakken, were it became apparent when looking at old Norwegianfolk tunes and transcritptions that alot […]

Kalbakken split 7″ creeping on slowly…

We had to try and remember what the track we recorded with Jack in July was called earlier in the week. I had no idea, luckily Kirsty reckons it was called “Ulversdalen” or “Wolfvalley” so we went with that… it’s going to be a split with the majestic Spoono on the audioMER label from Belgium. […]