Friday, October 8, 2004

Supersilent / Rune Grammofon label - US Tour: Nov

One of the avant-jazz/electronic/new music worlds most exceptional record labels; Norway's Rune Grammofon is having a series of shows in the US. The most concentrated of these is taking pace in San Francisco from Nov 3-5 - coinciding with the San Francisco Jazz Festival. This three-day run of Rune artists performing features the mighty improv/jazz monolithic power of Supersilent appearing on their first US domestic tour. Other wonders include vocal whirlwind Maja Ratkje and Horn/Reed Maestro Arve Henriksen. There are dates in Chicago, NYC and Vancouver BC the following week, with Seattle not being included as the city between stops on this tour - so you can bet I am making the trip to San Francisco for this one!


- San Francisco Jazz Festival

Wednesday, November 3
Maja Ratkje & Arve Henriksen
964 Natoma
964 Natoma (b/w 10th & 11th Sts)
tickets: TBD
showtime: 8pm
An evening of experimental improvised music in one of San Francisco's
most intimate and unique spaces.

Thursday, November 4
Jaga Jazzist & SUPERSILENT
Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell Street (b/w Polk & Larkin)
San Francisco, CA 94109
tickets: $20 PURCHASE
showtime: 8pm
The two preeminent improvising bands of Norway appear together for the
first time in the USA.

Friday, November 5
DJ Strangefruit,DJ Bjorn Torske & DJ Kent Horne
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street (b/w 2nd St & New Montgomery)
tickets: TBD
showtime: 9pm
An all-night Norwegian dj blowout featuring the coolest of the cool from Oslo.

- Vancouver
Friday, November 5
Dance Centre

- Chicago
Saturday,November 6
OpenEnd Gallery (presented by the Empty Bottle)

- New York
Monday, November 8
Washington, DC
Monday,November 8
Jaga Jazzist
Black Cat