I am currently scoring the documentary film “Hans + Liv” directed by Mari Bakke Riise, produced by Speranza Film / Margreth Olin.
It is a strong and beautiful depiction of how it is to be separated from the love of your life by Alzheimer’s disease. We follow 93-year-old Hans over time, where loss and grief blend into a cheerful and warm man’s everyday life.
It is set to premiere this autumn on Aftenposten TV.
So summer happened and I did not find time to post about my latest release Gnos Mo.
Gnos Mo is a hybrid EP featuring a gradual winding and raveling of Om Song, from the reversed version, back to the original and then to a “deversed” version, each track accompanied by a remix by some of our most sought-after producers from the club-music scene.
“Om Song” (2018) is brought back and remixed by Sea Change who has draped it in her deep and irresistible beats. “Gnos Mo” was made for a French art film and features reversed vocals. The electronic duo Verde has made a transcendental remix of it that brings about a feeling of late night raves. In order to perform Gnos Mo live I learned the backward lyrics. This version became the sacral track “Gnos Mo (Deversed)”, which inspired Kim Dürbeck’s edgy breakbeat interpretation with its references to late 90’s rave music. The last track is Ukrainian Arctica’s dark ambient take on Om Song, which sounds like a damp and abundant forest. I am hoping to take the listener on a journey through both deep consciousness and wild dancing!
You can find the EP on your chosen platform by visiting fanlink.to/gnosmo
To enhance your listening experience I have made VISUALS! The audiovisual EP – AVEP as I call it – is a format I am exploring. It is different from a music video since it lacks a story, and it is more like the visuals VJs do for artists and DJs, only that it is a video on the web. The magazine Ballade premiered it and you can read what they thought about it here (scroll to the bottom): https://www.ballade.no/bransjen/ballade-video-lvii-sommeren-kaller/
Have you watched this film yet? The amazing Mali Galaaen Røsseth made this film for my song “psy”. I was really tired of the music and never really became content with it, but now I see that it makes sense in the film format. I am so happy I trusted Mali’s vision! The track is available on Soundcloud, but since it doesn’t really work as audio-only I will nor release it on other major platforms. Have a look at the film – it is stunning. I mean the part of me looking depressed is not pretty. But I think Mali has a special ability to see people and moods. Not an accident, as she comes from a background of documentary-making, See it? So poetic too.
This is an art film rendition of my music featuring flitting imagery intricately aligned with the texture and character of “Om Song” (2018) and the beginning of “Gnos Mo” (to be released later). French film maker Jean-Baptiste Decavèle really impresses! The film also features my dear beautiful friend Mira Zaki Bjørnskau, as well as art in the (un)making by Patrick Pleutin and the bird Le Colibri.
Tilda: Mira Zaki Bjørnskau Lou: Solveig Sørbø L’oiseau: Le Colibri Letrait: Patrick Pleutin
Music: “Om Song” and “Gnos Mo” by PYSJ /Solveig Sørbø
Alright, so I promised this alternative cut made of the extra material we had from the Aether Trouble shoot. While the main cut was professional and uncompromisedly correct, this one is just me editing on my own. Since I have so much to do, I figured i will never get back to fixing the sound at the beginning, which I find a bit tacky, or finely syncing image and audio. But hey, there are really nice things in here too, including some quite nice imagery, some dear friends that I admire, and some people I barely know, who lent their time to this during one of my legendary parties. Also it features the beautiful living room of my folks! It was filmed by John Bentham, and the actress is the great Pia Watson. The actual pianist Torgeir Koppang is pretending to play the centennial grand piano here, which is also the instrument in the recording. The actual singer (me) is pretending to sing (well actually singing, but you know, that is how you do good lipsyncing). So, in short, everything here is both real and fake. And, suffice it to say; it is what it is
Thanks to Daniel Helland Hines, Agata Zelechowska, Ximena Alacron, Mila Ducheva, Velimir Nedev and Wilson Urrustarazu!
Sofar Naples is great! They organized this concert in a great way, and chose the perfect space: Le Scalze, a baroque church that has been decayed by time, struck by an earth quake which took its roof and subjected to vandalism without having been fixed. It is a testiomony of the time of tooth and of human and natural history. Last November I got to fill this very poetic space with some of my slow beat songs.