NEW MUSIC SERIES, Justino/Hans Fjellestad/Dimuzio

locationthe luggage storedateTHURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006, 8P-10P

$6-10 sliding scale
no one refused for lack of funds
8:00 PM
laptop compositions

9:00 PM
Minimoog voyager, moog analog delay and matsonix butt probe


“Los Angeles based musician and filmmaker Hans Fjellestad may have earned more column inches recently for his film work than his composition of late, but let’s not allow the volume of an off- Hollywood career drown out the quieter tones of a growing and consistently interesting musical opus.” – Louise Gray, The Wire

Fjellestad has presented his music, film and video art in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Brazil. He has an extensive discography both as a solo artist and in collaboration with numerous players in the international experimental music scene. An “innovative musician” (All About Jazz) and “mad scientist of sound” (SLAMM), Fjellestad’s music has been described as “unbridled sonic freedom… raw, almost shamanic energy that embodies the true essence of unrestricted music” (XLR8R) and a “spicy concoction…refusing to behave itself, it screams, throws things and makes a mess” (The Wire).

Fjellestad has performed and/or recorded with Muhal Richard Abrams, George Lewis, Peter Kowald, L Quan Ninh, Lisle Ellis, Haco, Miya Masaoka, Money Mark, Donkey, Takayuki Kato, Saga Yuki, Thomas Dimuzio, Tetsu Saitoh, David Slusser, Baiyon, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Jakob Riis, P.O. Jrgens, Carl Bergstrm-Nielsen, Mike Keneally, Rob Rowland, Nortec Collective, among many others.

His music is available on Hollywood Records, Accretions Records, Circumvention Music, Brain Escape Sandwich, Barely Auditable Records, Pan Handler, and Vinyl Communications. He has performed in such far-flung venues as The Roxy (Prague), Shinjuku Pit Inn (Tokyo), Festival Beyond Innocence (Osaka), Big Apple (Kobe), ABC No Rio (New York City), Bimbo’s 365 Club (San Francisco), SIGGRAPH (Los Angeles), Velvet Jones (Santa Barbara), Don Loope (Tijuana), Spring Reverb Festival (San Diego/Tijuana), Den Anden Opera (Copenhagen), Yokohama Jazz Promenade, Big Sur Experimental Music Festival, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and the Northwest Electroacoustic Music Festival (Portland). Fjellestad co-founded the Trummerflora Collective, and has worked as a curator for the international art initiative, inSite_05.
As filmmaker, Fjellestad has directed numerous projects, including the feature documentaries Frontier Life (2002) and Moog (2004). He is set to make his fiction film directorial debut with Lords of Chaos, a story about the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the early 1990’s. Shooting begins in Scandinavia in Spring 2006.