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Nor Noise

([ohm] Records, 1.6 ohm) (Norway) (DVD and CD)


A documentary on noise music by Tom Hovinbole, featuring interviews with and excerpts of performances by Tore H. Bøe, David Cotner, Masami Akita, Lasse Marhaug, Toshimaru Nakamura, Arm, Asbjørn Flø, Maja S.K. Ratkje, Kjell Runar Jenssen, Francisco López, Helge Sten, and Otomo Yoshihide

Total time: 117 minutes
PAL, stereo, region free; playable on all PCs and Macs
English subtitles
Cover and Nor Noise logo designed by Lasse Marhaug


  1. Tore Honoré Bøe - Serum Swong (2:37)
    Recorded live at Radio WFMU, Jersey City, U.S., March 20, 2001

  2. Domestic Purpose - Inspired-by (3:40)
    Composed and recorded by André Borgen and Sindre Andersen, June 2004

  3. Jazzkammer - The World Is Too Small (5:30)
    Sonic frustration by John Hegre, Bjørnar Habbestad, Jørgen Træen, and Lasse Marhaug
    Recorded at Duper, February 28, 2004
    Produced by Sir Dupermann

  4. Anders Gjerde - Glut [excerpt] (1:49)
    Recorded in July 2004

  5. The Golden Serenades - 2.04 (4:16)
    Recorded by John Hegre and Jørgen Træen in 2004

  6. Ryfylke - 8:01 (8:01)
    Composed by Stian Skagen and Sten Ove Toft
    Recorded and mixed by Ryfylke in Oslo, spring 2004

  7. Kobi - This Simple Adoration of the Sun (5:52)
    Recorded by Kai Mikalsen in 2004

  8. Crazy River - Crane Nippo (6:15)
    Recorded in Oslo, Yonago, and Trondheim
    Mixed by Per Gisle Galaen in July 2004

  9. Duo Kanel - Kamp da Fire (4:32)
    Recorded by Ansten Klev (noises) and Sindre Andersen (voices), summer 2001

  10. O. Melby - P7 (3:15)
    Performed by Ole Hermann Melby
    Recorded in 1999

  11. Fe-mail - Englesang (6:26)
    Maja S.K. Ratkje and Hild Sofie Tafjord
    Additional samples from Opera i Tiden
    Recorded in 2002

  12. Norwegian Noise Orchestra - There's Really No Remorse (13:37)
    Performed by Harald Fetveit, Ole H. Melby, Sindre Andersen, Andre Borgen, Marakel, Sten Ove Toft, Ansten Klev, Kai Mikalsen, Svein Egil Haltevik, Kjetil Svalastog Matheussen, Peter Svenning, Peter Monsen, Magnus Prytz, Bjørn Hatterud, and Thomas Narverud
    Recorded live at Blå, April 12, 2003

Compiled and mastered by Hilmer Helfe

Released in August 2004