Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø is a trombonist and sound artist based in Berlin and Trondheim, focusing on
live performance as well as a wide range of compositional and cross disciplinary projects. His current solo
setup consists of heavily amplified trombone, analogue electronics and occasional field recordings, and
undulates between claustrophobic tension and moments of ecstatic release. Breath is at the core of the
project, and Nørstebø is utilizing an air compressor-like use of lungs, nuanced microphone technique and
gain adjustments in order to unearth the intense physicality of the inherent low volume sound material.
“DYSTOPIAN DANCING” from 2022, his third solo release, showcases this unprocessed material along
with an expanded section for “object orchestra”.
Nørstebø has toured extensively since 2010, and released numerous records, spanning from solo to large
groups. His collaborative projects include duos with Audrey Chen (BEAM SPLITTER), Daniel Lercher and
JD Zazie, the “freejazzpop-band” Skadedyr, new music ensemble Aksiom and a myriad of collaborations
with improvisers, visual artists, dancers, entities from around the world.
“A heightened consciousness around a kind of beat based on variations in mouth morphology,
pressure, and capacity ties time to the body, ups the stakes, and feedbacks into its violent undertones. A
wide rhythmic palette provides much material for its reworking, which adds eerie noir and air raid sirens,
glassy sines, and the ubiquitous clicking of an object orchestra, and the rhythmic raspberries blend with
bumps that could come from programming as much as the mouth for a kind of breath-based dub techno.”
– Keith Prosk, Harmonic series
Diacritical Mark is a project by East Anglian sound artist and experimental musician, Stuart Bowditch. The music is made by deconstructing and rebuilding death metal samples, creating a dense and brittle web of gravelly noise.
Thursday 27th April
Shoe Factory Social Club
19:30 – 22:00