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Lumen Drones

28 JAN 2016
21:00
Upper Stage
70 minutes
A musical project by three outstanding musicians from the contemporary Norwegian post-rock and folk music scene which could easily be the soundtrack for a David Lynch movie.
Full price: 15 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 10 €
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €  
People with disabilities: 5€ -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €
Until recently, the Lumen Drones were a well-kept secret which the Norwegian independent music scene kept to itself. The group took shape when Nils Økland, a folk musician and virtuoso on the hardanger, the traditional Norwegian fiddle, attended a festival in Norway and met two members of Low Frequency in Stereo, a band with five albums to its credit and a much-admired lo-fi post-rock sound which had won the band an international audience: the guitarist Per Steinar Lie and the drummer Ørjan Haaland. Encouraged by their future manager, they played together for the first time at a charity concert for the victims of the Haiti earthquake at a local festival in Norway.

Their sound is intensely lyrical and nostalgic, with a DIY approach which borrows elements from the British post-punk of the Eighties and references groups like the Doors, Sonic Youth and Durutti Column as well as the jazz of Dave Pike. The band describe their music as a ‘psychedelic drone’. There are times when their atmospheric soundscapes chime perfectly with the neo-noir aesthetic of films like David Lynch’s Lost Highway, but the band venture fearlessly along all manner of musical paths—including noise, minimalism and multi-folk—composing eclectic music as they go. “Lumen Drones sounds like the work of a group of musicians just as dedicated to craft and intent as to exploring the noises they can make together, and that makes this LP a beautiful thing”, was Blurt magazine’s insightful comment on the project.

credits

Nils Økland: fiddles
Per Steinar Lie: guitars
Ørjan Haaland: drums
 

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Full price: 15 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 10 €
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €  
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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20:30 Main Stage
Full price: 15 – 18 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 11 - 14 €
Large groups (10+ people):
9 – 12 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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21:00 Upper Stage
Full price: 18 €
Reduced/Small groups
(5-9 people): 10 €
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

MUSIC

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Multiple stages
16:00-20:30 | All-day free entrance events
21:00 | Concert at the Upper Stage
Tickets for the concert:
Full price: 12 €
Reduced/Small groups
(5-9 people): 9 €
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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