Håkon Stene is a Norwegian percussionist performing, recording and producing in a variety of contexts internationally. He has a PhD in artistic research from the Norwegian Academy of Music, and is a professor of percussion studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany.
"This is Not a Drum” – towards a post-instrumental practice was a project conducted under the umbrella of The Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme from 2010–2014, in which the role of the instrumentalist in contemporary music practice was explored through collaborative commissions and multiple interpretations of existing works.
Håkon Stene is a full time professor, and head of the percussion department at the Freiburg Music Academy. This department offers a wide variety of focus areas, such as solo and chamber music, contemporary, experimental and historical performance practices, orchestral timpani and percussion, also branching out to areas such as hand-drumming, drum kit, the use of electronics and other media in performance, as well as to the field of artistic research.
Matthew Shlomowitz – Popular Contexts, Volume 7: Five Soundscapes in Modern Percussion (24', 2016)
Johannes Kreidler – Fantasies of Downfall (10', 2016)
Mark Appelbaum – Aphasia (8', 2010)
Trond Reinholdtsen – Percussion Sonata No.1: INFERNO (40', 2013) MUSICAL THEATRE
Erik Dæhlin – Absence is the Only Real (45', 2014) MUSICAL THEATRE
In his new project CONFERENCE OF TREES, musician Hendrik Weber aka Pantha Du Prince explores communication between trees. Scientists have increasingly been confirming something that countless stories across cultures have described for millennia: trees can exchange information amongst themselves, even across long distances. Weber turns this cellular “conversation” into an artistic work that allows a sensual entry into this secretive phenomenon and combines music, visual poetry and speculative science.