Program archive



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


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


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

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


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


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


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



Christopher Dell - vibraphone

Christian Lillinger - drums

Jonas Westergaard - double bass


This Berlin-based trio consisting of Christopher Dell (vibraphone), Christian Lillinger (drums) and Jonas Westergaard (double bass) was established in 2011 and has released a number of albums including their brand new release «Beats» (2021). They play music with high intensity and activity, and the distinction between composition and improvisation feels blurred as the trio navigates seamlessly through their musical sequences. The traditional roles we usually see in a trio format have been dissolved and the result is music with many layers, role changes and textures.

(Photo: Nino Halm)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Jaap Blonk - voice/electronics

Terrie Ex - guitar


Jaap Blonk (voice/electronics) started out as a vocalist with Dada sound poetry performances. From the mid-1980s and on he developed as an improviser and gradually added the use of live-electronics to the voice. Terrie Ex (guitar) was one of the founders of the “anarcho-punk” band The Ex in 1979. Through the years, with his unique style, he has also made a name for himself in free improvisation, such as in duos with Han Bennink, Ab Baars and Ken Vandermark. This duo collaboration started in 2003 and stands out for boundless freedom, the unpredictability of Dada and the energy of punk rock. Their album, «Thirsty Ears» was released on Terrie’s own record label TERP in 2018.  

(Photo: Andy Moor)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Angelika Niescier - saxophone

Alexander Hawkins - piano


Angelika Niescier (saxophone) and Alexander Hawkins (piano) are two unique instrumentalists who has contributed to redefining European jazz and improvised music for the past decade. They just released their first duo record «Soul in Plain Sight» (2021) on the prestigious and progressive jazz label Intakt Records. Hawkins visited Fri resonans two years ago and delivered an extraordinary concert with vocalist Sofia Jernberg. Hawkins is well known for his solo performances but often collaborate with legendary names like Anthony Braxton, Louis Moholo-Moholo and Evan Parker. Angelika Niescier is based in Cologne but has a strong connection to the US avant-garde jazz scene through her NYC trio featuring Chris Tordini and Gerald Cleaver, and her NYC Five featuring Florian Weber, Ralph Alessi, Chris Tordini and Tyshawn Sorey.

(Photo: Arne Reimer)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Jaap Blonk - voice/electronics

John Pål Inderberg - baritone saxophone/voice


A meeting between two performers who both have immersed themselves in Kurt Schwitters`s sound poetry and Dadaism. Local baritone saxophonist John Pål Inderberg teams up with Jaap Blonk in conversation and interplay to share their knowledge and perspectives on spontaneous music making. John Pål Inderberg (baritone saxophone/voice) is a versatile saxophonist with a natural spontaneity of expression. His playing incorporates many different styles, which is evident in his collaboration with musicians such as Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh. In addition to baritone saxophone, he is known for his use of voice and spoken words as a part of his performance. Besides his performing career, he is professor emeritus at the Department of Music at NTNU. Jaap Blonk (voice/electronics) started out as a vocalist with Dada sound poetry performances. From the mid-1980s and on he developed as an improviser and gradually added the use of live-electronics to the voice. He has collaborated with musicians and composers like Maja Ratkje and Mats Gustafsson and frequents in both the contemporary music scene as well as within freely improvised music. This concert is in collaboration with NTNU and is part of their series of research concerts.

(Photo: Etang Chen/Marte)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Fredrik Ljungkvist - reeds

Magnus Broo - trumpet

Håvard Wiik - piano 

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - double bass

Hans Hulbækmo - drums


Few bands have defined and influenced the Scandinavian jazz scene more than Atomic. Their music is an amalgam of different sources of inspiration spreading from American and European free jazz to contemporary classical music. This is clearly displayed on their latest album «Pet Variations» (2018) where they play music by Carla Bley, Jan Garbarek, Olivier Messiaen and several others. After holding a position at the forefront of the Scandinavian and European contemporary jazz scene for 20 years, Atomic have decided to disband. This concert at Fri resonans will be the last opportunity to see this band live in Trondheim.

(Photo: Anne Valeur)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Susana Santos Silva - trumpet

Torbjörn Zetterberg - double bass


Portuguese trumpet player Susana Santos Silva and Swedish bass player Torbjörn Zetterberg started their collaboration in 2012 when they recorded their first album together, «Almost Tomorrow» (2012). They are both based in Stockholm, Sweden. Since then, they have played extensively as a duo as well as in collaboration with musicians like Mat Maneri, Carlos Singaro, Chris Pitsjokos and Hampus Lindwall, among others. Now, eight years later, they have released their second album, «Tomorrow» (2021). Their music has been described by critics as uninhibited, intense, heartfelt, full of passion, and delivered with a wonderful paradox of discipline and abandon.  

(Photo: Aloísio Brito/Maria Mónica)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene


Matilda Rolfsson - percussion

Bára Sigfúsdottir - dance

Ole-Henrik Moe - violin


A meeting between freely improvised dance and music. This unique and interdisciplinary trio meets for the first time during this year's Fri resonans festival. Individually, the performers are active internationally as well as in Norway in various constellations such as: TIDE, Sheriffs of Nothingness and Trio Generations. A finely tuned acoustic and textured act that embraces the expected and unexpected events of improvisation. This concert is curated in collaboration with nyMusikk Trondheim.

(Photo: Juliane Schütz)

Venue: Dokkhuset Scene