SVS Radio is proud to be presenting the second in its series of winter concerts to welcome in the Winter Solstice with the Illustrious Hubromusic recording artist Jessica Sligter & BirdWorld come join us at Cafe Oto on December 21st for a cozy deep-winter gig.
Jessica Sligter is a Dutch/Norwegian musician, composer and producer based in Oslo and Berlin. Uncut magazine describes her recent release ‘A Sense Of Growth’ (2016) as “Fluid, compelling, and boldly imaginative”.
A background in jazz saw Sligter moving from incorporating pop and rock elements into improvised music, to her use of various methods to integrate free improvisation into song structures. Influenced by her MA in artistic research, Sligter’s work has since developed a decidedly more abstract character. Electro-acoustic explorations and work with frequency-focused extended vocal technique have moved to the forefront rather than being details laced into eclectic arrangements. Her conceptual approach has deepened, accompanied by various compositional forms.
Oslo-based label Hubro has released Sligter’s three solo records to date. On ‘A Sense Of Growth’ she recorded and co-produced with Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Marissa Nadler). Sligter’s upcoming release Polycrisis:yes! is an exploration of dystopian performative politics, the (broken?) European dream, controlled feedback and synthesis.
Commissioned works by Sligter include a piece Oslo14 vocal ensemble, and collaborations with Sacred Bones recording artist Jenny Hval, Susanna, and composer Wilbert Bulsink. Previous performances include Le Guess Who? festival, John Zorn’s The Stone, November Music festival, and more. Sligter is also the creator of Nuts And Bolts, a gear-talk podcast with female-identifying artists, premiering January 2018.
Sligter plays at Café OTO with longtime collaborators Håvard Skaset on guitar, synthesiser (MoE, Camille Norment a.o.), Kyrre Låstad on drums, synthesiser (Jenny Hval, Snøskred a.o.), and herself on vocals and synthesiser.
Joining Jessica with be
Gregor Riddell / cello, electronics
Adam Teixeira / drums, percussion
London/Oslo-based duo BirdWorld is a musical partnership between Gregor Riddell and Adam Teixeira. With a simple acoustic instrumental set up alongside electronically manipulated field recordings and a variety of traditional percussion including numerous kalimbas, the duo weaves between ambient electronic, contemporary classical, world music and jazz improvisation creating soundscapes both natural and otherworldly. Birdworld will release its debut album in 2018.
“… captivating performance combining jazz, classical and electronica” (Kings Place March 2017, Cusp Magazine)