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  1. Live Soundtrack 79 | Sørforkomfort | Oslo, Boksen, 17.6.2024, 19:30

    Stephanie Merchak, Bernt Isak
    Wærstad, Transink

  2. Live Soundtrack is thrilled to annouce that its 79th episode will take place in Oslo, as part of the long-running Sørforkomfort series, dedicated to experimental,improv and noise music, this time with a ambient-oriented edition. Composer, sound designer and improviser Stephanie Merchak, and interdisciplinary artist Bernt Isak Wærstad will join the line-up of this edition to perform music for films in 8th season's program, including two premieres. Soundtrack program will be followed by a performance of French analogue synth musician Mathieu Sylvestre and a newly formed duo (trio?) Three is a Crowd? including Bernt Isak Wærstad and Tejas Winee.

    All of this is happening in Oslo's craziest and noisiest music venue, Boksen. Many thanks to Morten Minothi Kristiansen for having us!

    17th June, starting from 7 PM.

  3. Stephanie Merchak

    Performing music for : In Search of Mount Analogue, Parts, Luminae, Unearthed, LDN

    Stephanie Merchak is a composer, sound designer, improviser and performer with an academic background in music.

    She has worked for studios in Lebanon from 2006 to 2016, creating sound design and music for TV/radio ads, documentaries, feature films…

    She had previously worked as production manager for a record label and as a private piano teacher.

    She was also a board member of Resonate (music streaming coop) from 2017 to 2021.

    Since the early 2000s, she has been bringing her own touch of experimentalism while exploring different music genres and techniques. She has performed in Lebanon and abroad (Germany, France) both solo and in collaboration with other artists. She has an extensive discography, with tracks, EPs and albums released both independently and on labels in Lebanon, France, UK, US, Germany and Canada.

    Her music has been featured on various radio shows and mixes

  4. Bernt Isak Wærstad

    Performing music for : Liquid Traits of an Image Apparatus

    Bernt Isak Wærstad (1984) is an interdisciplinary artist holding a MA in Music Technology from Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU).

    He has followed a series of alternative and parallell directions in his artistic career. His genre and medium changing artistic expression tends to bring him to the edges of the artistic fields he’s operating within. As a creating and performing artist he often take on many concurrent roles; musician, composer, sound artist, producer, programmer, visual artist, sound designer, techonology developer and instrument designer in the fields of sound art, theater, film, radio, performance arts and a variety of musical projects ranging from electroacoustic free improvisation to electronic afropop.

    Constantly restless and incurable curiousity - the new and unknown is a recurring source of inspiration for Wærstad. Dialogical meetings with new artistic expressions, new technology, new cultures and new people are at the core of his artistic practice.

  5. Transink

    Performing music for : lewn and Picturing a Micropolis

    Transink is an alias of Marko Milicevic, curator of the Live Soundtrack event who makes night-time ambient music by creating loops of small, stringed instruments, vocal and choir samples, and playing synth tones drowned in the sea of delay, reverb and bass frequencies

  6. Film program

  7. Leonardo Pirondi - In Search of Mount Analogue (US, 2021, 4’)

    In Search of Mount Analogue journeys through ocean and land, bringing life to the imagined, metaphorical, and mysterious island from the 1952 novel, “Mount Analogue,” by René Daumal. The film uses 16mm film to capture computer-generated images that create an immersive, but rather odd, landscape of Mount Analogue.

  8. Michael Lyons - Parts (Japan, 2022, 5')

    This camera-less silent film examines parts and wholes. Electronic components were photogrammed on 16mm print stock. Displacements in time and space assemble the parts into an abstract dynamic gestalt.

  9. Dominic Angerame - Luminae (US, 2022, 3’)

    For years I had been shooting with an iris attached to my lens creating a circle. The sun seemed to be a natural progression of the circle, especially its revolutions. The film is an accession into the heavens. This film was magically created from the soul of my spirit. The music was also magic that it glides the imagery into its many manifestations. This film is definitely the result of the magic of cinema capturing a spirit of space that would make George Melies cry in wonder.

  10. Jacob Watkinson - Unearthed (UK, 2023, 4')

    A visualisation of the attempt to remember a childhood friend. The film was created by exhuming deteriorated Super 8 film from the ground after over a year of burial and marks a culmination of the processes and experimentation undertaken for the past three years by the filmmaker. The sound was created by composer Graeme Smith who made multiple tape experiments and loops as the basis of the sound for the film

  11. Wen Pey Lim - LDN 51.5072N 0.1276W (Malaysia, 2022, 4’)

    LDN 51.5072N 0.1276W examines the influence of the Industrial Revolution via the relics from architecture in London, reflecting the effects technology has had on transforming traditional notions of work, community, and identity.

  12. Shaun Louis Calleja - lewn (Malta, 2023, 4')

    Original soundtrack by Robert Farrugia.

  13. Panu Johansson - Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690 (FI, 2018, 11')

    “Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690” is a city symphony and short experimental film that depicts Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland.The film is not only a result of years of filming and grass-roots level observing, but also an entity in which all the details captured on film – images, memories, seasons and neighbourhoods – are swarmed to the viewers retina as an intense kinetic stream. Eventually the grainy mass of shots forms a new kind of bare image of the city, which also reflects on a larger scale Finland’s real national landscapes: forest-encircled suburbs made of concrete.

  14. Vera Sebert - Liquid Traits of an Image Apparatus (AU, 2019. 8')

    On the digital surface of the screen, abstract machine codes appear as sensual images, human readable. Visualized machine instructions create their own semantics and are the basis for human instructions. On a movie screen these images are separated from its original meaning. They condense at the base of the image and swash in our eyes. As a random rhizome structures an associative montage of Minimalist user interfaces follow the timeline of the movie. Our own perception of the body and our interpretation formed by media conditions turned into protagonists of a film without narrative.