(traditional customs, tales, sayings, dances, or art forms preserved among a people).”]-a masterpiece. ..liturgy and fantasy melts together to create a whole new form of expression. Hyper sensible and extremely precise in its minimalism. Norways greatest vocal ensemble. (Molde Jazzfestival) Fire Flate, NO
Rooms & Rituals, album
– Founded on creativity, bravery and great vocal skills – it is a triumph of true originality. Terje Mosnes, Jazzinorge, NO
-The eerie vocals of Trondheim Voices with the live electronics of Asle Karstad come together in the haunting “Rooms & Rituals”. This impeccably sound designed album sends chills up your spine.
New Sounds/NPR.org, USA
-filled with mystique and mystery, borrowing aspects from hypermodern theatre and abstract opera, bringing on multilayered non-vocalisms, slow electronica pulses, modular twists and other unusual proceedings which all fall into place .. to create an album like no album you ever heard.
-Gregorian Choral 2000. Björk’s Sweet meets Meredith Monk’s nude art, in bright moments it has the dreamy-playful of Sigur Rós, in gloomy moments the endless blackness of Deathprods’ “Morals & Dogma”. Dramatic, theatrical, daring.
Musikkultur, Skug.at, DE
-haunting, ethereal sounds that explore the voice in its different manifestations. Even though some of the pieces seem to balance on the edge of a pure electronic music, there is never a loss of the natural intimacy that’s never more effectively communicated than through the human voice.
-Extremely good listeners discover ways to new worlds.
This is high level vocal art, and the music brings associations to both Björk og Meredith Monk.
-These singers have an incredible register, and they explore it to the maximum in cooperation with «the world´s best sound designer», Asle Karstad, on this album. All the way through, this is almost divine music.
Jan Granlie, Salt-peanuts, NO
-The short pieces on Rooms & Rituals offer a spectrum of moods, emotions and atmospheres. All have a lasting effect on the listener mental state of mind, promising to rewire the brain’s neurons to a more enlightening and peaceful configuration.
Eyal Hareuveni, NO
-A hurricane of creativity.. Each piece is a kind of bubble that houses a micro-universe in which supernatural events take place. The twelve performers master perfectly their formidable instruments (voice and Maccatrols). A huge bravo for their sense of detail and their musical sensitivity. It’s great art, it’s innovative and it’s extremely beautiful. A real rough diamond..
Rooms & Rituals, live -a captivating performance.. The unity of technology, art and tradition, and the special Trondheim signature/trademark can be clearly recognized here. They kept tension and pleasure of involved listening to finally arrive at a natural catharsis.
(Berliner Festspiele) Henning Bolte, AllaboutJazz.com
-A magical journey.. all the way it is almost unbearably beautiful.
Salt-peanuts, NO (The Koncert Church, Copenhagen)
-a fascinating and stimulating experience that carried its listeners to a dreamland of the human voice in sound. Trondheim Voices work with a new, custom-made electronic device, the power controller Maccatrol, meeting the specific needs of just this ensemble. It has been fabricated by Asle Karstad, one of the great Norwegian masters of sound.
(Kongsberg Jazzfestival) AllaboutJazz.com[
Review of On Anodyne by Tor Hammerø:
“A fantastic meeting!” (in norwegian)
On Anodyne on Dagsavisen’s 10 top Norwegian jazz releases 2016:
“The Norwegian Vocal Ensemble of all times”
Jazz i Norge about On Anodyne !
“Poetical power, rhythm and song!”
Review of “On Anodyne” in Dagsavisen
“With the album “On Anodyne”, Trondheim Voices and the ensemble Batagraf has created a masterpiece!”
Dagsavisen, 4/11 2016
( The whole review in norwegian here)
Review of On Anodyne at Nasjonal Jazzscene March 5th
“Together they presented a meditative journey that stretched from Molde, to Oslo, to the USA and to West-Africa (…). The interaction between Batagraf’s drums and the voices of Trondheim create a perfect frame for the work.”
Johan Hauknes, Salt peanuts
Read more here (in norwegian): http://salt-peanuts.eu/consert/anodyniske-refleksjoner
Maja Ratkje’s Ekkokammer 2.0″]” With Ekkokammer 2.0 , Ratkje does not only use the full with of Trondheim Voices, she also uncovers the essence of the ensemble!”
Ungt Kammerblikk: https://kamfest.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/en-verden-av-stemmer/#more-410
Trondheim Voices Show case at Jazzahead in Bremen https://thebluemoment.com/2016/04/25/trondheim-voices-in-bremen/
Gjestehus at Olavsfestdagene 2015
Popludium i Postgården 05-09.juni.2013
….So simple, so genious- the old Post Office has never been more interesting !”
“…Wild At Art and Trondheim Voices shows how one with creative eyes, hands and voices can express music in a way never done before- at least not in Trondheim! And all that in a closed down Post Office! “ (6/6)
“The last night was opened by the other Trondheim cornerstone, Trondheim Voices, a ten female vocalists ensemble (Torunn Sævik, Siri Gjære, Sissel Vera Pettersen, Ingrid Lode, Live Maria Roggen, Kirsti Huke, Heidi Skjerve, Anita Kaasbøl, Silje Karlsen, Tone Åse). Its fascinating loosely semi-improvised work unfolds during perpetual movement of the ensemble members through the performance space. It can be a conventional stage as in this case but also other kinds of architectural or natural spaces. Trondheim Voices surprised and pleased many spectators by their highly appealing way of melding new approaches of vocalism in a version of their very own creative signature. Its performance was a convincing manifestation how daring experiments lead into viable formats. (Pictures)
Adresseavisa on “Lydlunsj“ (Sound buffet)”]” The ones who sat through several servings could tell us about a great musical span through the day.Trondheim Voices is an ensemble that seldom or never repeat themselves”..( Read article in Norwegian )