Movements for Listening
Movements for Listening is a wild exploration of sound by Janne Eraker and friends, with borderless worlds of music, widening the horizon and moving outside of all boxes. The ambition of the project was to find ways to use tap dance as percussion in a variety of musical styles, genres and collaborations, and to make recordings that represent this in the best possible way. Eraker went to extremes to try different sounds, textures, material, shoes, dynamics, concepts and, of course, rhythms! Sometimes it’ll be hard to know what’s tap dance and what’s not, because the players get so close in timbre, texture and sound. There’s both composed and improvised music, and music that is based on a standard jazz tune, score, groove or melody. There’s tap dance on wood, metal, bubble wrap, sand, in water, with different types of shoes and with bare feet. Eraker plays on a collection of taps hanging from a rack, like a percussionist playing a carillon, and wooden taps bound together in her hands, like a flamenco dancer playing castanets. All of this is also documented in a series of videos, to make it possible to see how the music was created.
Supported by Arts and Culture Norway, Performing Arts Hub Norway, Norwegian Jazz Forum
January 6: Chulas Fronteras, with Knut Reiersrud
February 3: Chair Variations, with One Small Step
March 3: Cute, with David Skinner
April 7: Two Miniatures for Tap Dance and Drums, with Michaela Antalová
May 5: If Your Find Yourself Falling, Dive, with Juliana Venter
June 2: Three Miniatures for Tap Dance and Percussion, with Anders Kregnes Hansen
July 7: Galgeberg, with Hans Martin Rundberg Austestad
August 4: Sikte på 10, with Øy
September 1: Naaktgeboren, with Harald Fetveit
October 6: Funkverkehr, with Ivar Grydeland
November 3: Movements for Listening, double vinyl release concert
Watch the full video here.
Watch the making of the single cover here.
Art work Daan Botlek
Documentary videos Morten Minothi Kristiansen