The second freq_out cd after Ash 5.8 (2004) features the usual suspects; curated and conducted by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, freq_out 2 was recorded and performed for Ultima the Oslo Music Festival 2004, at the Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway, by: BJNilsen, J. G. Thirlwell, Jacob Kirkegaard, Jana Winderen, Maia Urstad, Kent Tankred, Finnbogi Pétursson, PerMagnus Lindborg, Brandon LaBelle, Franz Pomassl, Mike Harding and Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen.
Much more ‘ambient’ than the spiky, threatening sonic conflict of the first freq_out CD, this second piece was featured in Frieze Magazine
“Each detail, each instance of noise and silence, simply contributes to the kind of complex atmospheric and emotional swelling that most of us think of as the very essence of musicality. It has to be said: as music, freq_out provides a hugely enjoyable experience, and it gets better the longer you spend with it, as you gradually become attuned to the variations of this coming together of sound spaces. But it also has to be said that the integrative force of the mix soon gives the territorial metaphor a more precise definition: that of a landscape. For this constantly evolving soundscape most of all evokes the kind of uncontrollable change produced by natural phenomena but viewed as one big sublime process.” [Ina Blom]
Mixed by Cato Langnes @ NOTAM & BJNilsen
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering
Photography by Finnbogi Pétursson and Tommi Grönlund
von Hausswolff writes: “We have created a totally new concept for making music. This idea is based upon respect, division and assemblage. The orchestra is dead! The band is dead! The ensemble is dead! Long live the new organic frequency output autocracy! This is the eve of the new music of the 21st Century.”
freq_out 2 – 60:00 – 1 track