Friday 30 Sep


Anders Hana (modified guitar/langeleik/mouth harps)

Morten Joh (modified synthesizer)


Anders Hana (modified guitar/langeleik/mouth harps) and Morten Joh (modified synthesizer) is known from their duo collaboration in MoHa!. Naaljos Ljom is their new project, where they explore their new musical and conseptual interest in microtonality, modified instruments and folk music. They have immersed themselves into the tonality and rhythm of traditional Norwegian folk music and dressed it up in an electronic dance music outfit. In 2021, Naaljos Ljom released their debut album on Motvind Records under the series "Perspectives on Norwegian folk music". Traditional Norwegian microtonal electronic dance music you don't want to miss.

(Photo: Fredrik S. Hana)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Brandon Lopez (double bass)

Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone)

Tom Rainey (drums)


This trio consists of three central figures on the avant-garde jazz scene in New York, and is often associated with musicians like Anthony Braxton, John Zorn and Dave Liebman. Brandon Lopez (double bass) guested the preexisting duo of Tom Rainey (drums) and Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone), which turned out to be a perfect match. Their first album as a trio, «No es la Playa», was released on the Swiss record label Intakt Records earlier this year. This fall they are touring in Europe. 

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Liz Kosack (synthesizer)

Tomas Järmyr (drums)


Liz Kosack (synthesizer) is a US born, Berlin-based musician and mask maker. With a unique voice on keyboards, she has been active internationally with a host of projects and musicians from the current contemporary improvised music scene, including Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. As a synthesizer player, she works to develop her instrument to the limits of its expressive potential. As a mask maker her work seeks both to create and overcome issues of identity. At Fri resonans she teams up with local drummer Tomas Järmyr, known from Motorpsycho and number of other bands and projects. Raw energy, technical brilliance and endurance combined with responsive interaction have made him a unique and sought-after musician. This is a duo you don’t want to miss.

(Photo, Liz Kosack: Frank Schindelbeck)
(Photo, Tomas Järmyr: Thor Egil Leirtrø)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene

Saturday 01 Oct

NTNU research concert: Peter Knudsen


Peter Knudsen (piano/compositions)


Pianist, composer, and research fellow in artistic research at NTNU, Peter Knudsen will give us an insight into his project "Expanding horizons". Knudsen will present examples of how he approaches jazz composition and improvisation based on fiction, Norse mythology, and classical art music, from duo to big band format. Together with Tuva Halse (violin) and Amund Storløkken Åse (vibraphone), he will also demonstrate how French orchestral music can sound in the hands of improvisational musicians. This concert is in collaboration with NTNU and is part of their series of research concerts.

(Photo: John Malander)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Satomi Matsuzaki (vocal/bass)

Greg Saunier (drums)

Ed Rodriguez (guitar)

John Dieterich (guitar)


Few bands have been as defining in modern rock music as Deerhoof. The band started out in San Francisco in the mid-90s and has since then released 18 studio albums as well as several other collaborations, live-albums, spinoff bands etc. In Deerhoof´s music catchy pop tunes meet clever and intricate use of the rock band as a format. During the pandemic they released two albums, «Future Teenage Cave Artists» (2020) and «Actually, You Can» (2021). This concert will be their first show in Trondheim. 

(Photo: Shervin Lainez)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Kaja Draksler (prepared piano/keyboards/percussion)

Szymon Gąsiorek (drums/percussion/electronics)


Czajka & Puchacz, based in Copenhagen, is a duo consisting of the Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler (prepared piano/keyboards/percussion), and the Polish drummer Szymon Gąsiorek(drums/percussion/electronics). Translating the name of the duo you’ll get the two bird species lapwing and eagle owl. Czajka & Puchacz started playing in an acoustic landscape and in July 2020 they released their first album «Bivališča». The year after they released the retro-avant-pop singel «Entschuldigung» as Kiebitz & Uhu, their alter duo. Kiebitz & Uhu are the German names of the same bird species. Their latest release explored experimental songwriting, and since then the duo has continued to explore ways of merging experimental songwriting with the aesthetics of European free improvisation and the idiom of musique concrete presented of their first album, «Bivališča».

(Photo: Laura Braun)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Egil Kalman (modular synthesizer)


Egil Kalman interprets traditional Scandinavian melodies on the modular synthesizer. His music draws parallels between folk music and modern electroacoustic music via minimalist compositional techniques and soulful improvisations. Utilizing just intonation tunings, hypnotic forms, synthesized sound mimicking the acoustic and vice versa, his music explores elements of traditional Scandinavian folk music and puts it in a new light. The music is all live, played on analog modular synths and uses no pre-recorded material. This concert is curated in collaboration with nyMusikk Trondheim.

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene



Deerhoof to Fri resonans

Deerhoof will play this years Fri resonans festival taking place Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st at Dokkhuset Scene in Trondheim. Few bands have been as defining in modern rock music as Deerhoof and we're proud to present them in Trondheim for the first time. 


Thanks for attending this year´s festival

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's edition of Fri resonans. Two amazing days packed with music, dance and great atmosphere! Next years festival will take place on September 30th and October 1st. Welcome back!


Fri resonans - 2021

This years edition of Fri resonans will take place at Dokkhuset Scene in Trondheim on October 1st and 2nd.

Artists: Matilda Rolfsson, Bára Sigfúsdottir, Ole-Henrik Moe, Susana Santos Silva, Torbjörn Zetterberg, Atomic (Fredrik Ljungkvist, Magnus Broo, Håvard Wiik, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Hans Hulbækmo), John Pål Inderberg, Angelika Niescier, Alexander Hawkins, Jaap Blonk, Terrie Ex, Christopher Dell, Christian Lillinger and Jonas Westergaard.


Fri resonans - 2020

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's festival! Two days with fantastic music and great atmosphere! Welcome again next year!



Fri resonans is an alternative music festival in Trondheim, Norway. The festival was founded in 2005 and the objective is to create increased enthusiasm, acceptance and understanding of alternative musical expressions. In 2022, the festival will take place on September 30th and October 1st at Dokkhuset Scene. The festival is organized and curated by the musicians Tollef Østvang, Peder Overvik Stuberg and Joakim Rainer Petersen.

Fri resonans is supported by: Arts Council Norway, Trondheim Kommune, Midtnorsk Jazzsenter, Trøndelag Fylkeskommune, Norsk Jazzforum, nyMusikk Trondheim, NTNU and Dokkhuset Scene.