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 If your radio isContinue reading “Sounds from the Park”
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,Continue reading “Relay 1 Jack Allett/Kalbakken 7″”
Played a couple of dates this weekend with the splendid Last Harbour, clip above captured by Mike from the Glossop gig.
next saturday! going to be amazing
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.
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 ourContinue reading “Kalbakken in Union Chapel”
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 alotContinue reading “Just Intoned Scales for guitar”
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.Continue reading “Kalbakken split 7″ creeping on slowly…”