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Re: Stian Westerhus in Viglands Mausoleum

Thanks for the link (although I didn't understand a word)!
His new album is worth hearing, too: http://youtu.be/59CQaV1njzE

2012/12/12 Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com>
Thanks, that was nice!

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM, mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com> wrote:
> Not Looping really but interesting. Here is norwegian improv guitarist
> playing in Viglands Mausoleum. An amazing place with incredible reverb. I
> have been here many many times and have recorded here myself. (For $100 you
> can rent it in the evening for private use).
> Sorry its in Norwegian: Maybe 2 of you can understand?
> http://vimeo.com/55225161
> Stian is an interesting musician, clearly in the noise scene here, which
> crosses into the Jazz scene. (Mostly for funding reasons) He is a virtuoso
> at playing the guitar with a viola bow.
> The mausoleum was built by Emanuel Vigeland to house his own remains. It is
> his brother Gustav who was the famous sculptor, who's pieces are strewn all
> over Oslo, his younger brother, Emanuel was seriously jealous of his brother
> success, and was a accomplished artist in his own right. If anything his
> work was more edgy and dark than Gustav, the mausoleum was his way to ensure
> his own fame after his death.
> One enters the room through a small low door that you must bend down to
> enter, its only once you are inside that you realise that you just crawled
> right under the urn containing his remains.
> The mausoleum is very hidden and under marketed, due to the uncompromising
> images he painted on the walls that are verging on pornography. But recently
> played host to a series of famous performers, including Diamanda Galas and
> Mick Harvey
> Hope this is of interest:
> Mark
> --
> Mark Francombe
> www.markfrancombe.com
> www.ordoabkhao.com
> http://vimeo.com/user825094
> http://www.looop.no
> twitter @markfrancombe
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/24478662@N00/