Yoiking with the Winged Ones:
Ánde Somby & Chris Watson

Røst AiR and nyMusikk present Yoiking With The Winged Ones, a 6 channel sound installation by Ánde Somby and Chris Watson, at Romssa Dáiddásiida/Tromsø Kunstforening. 

The sound installation has been curated and planned to take place during the IKT post congress program as a collaboration between Røst AiR and nyMusikk. 

Yoiking With The Winged Ones is part of Røst AiR ongoing focus on Sámi art, culture and history, and is honouring Tråante 2017, -a celebration marking the 100 years that have passed since the first congress for the Sámi people was held in Trondheim between February 6th and 9th in 1917. Tråante 2017 is both a national celebration in Norway and a jubilee for Sami people from Sweden, Finland and Russia as well. 

Røst AiR is an artist run, avantgarde AiR program, communal workshop. They arrange, curate and facilitate happenings, workshops, seminars, gatherings and lead botanical walks.

We wish you all a transforming listening experience.

Chris Watson was a founding member of the influential Sheffield based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Since then he has developed a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. As a freelance composer and sound recordist Watson specialises creating spatial sound installations which feature a strong sense and spirit of place.

His television work includes many programmes in the David Attenborough ‘Life’ series including ‘The Life of Birds’ which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ in 1996, and as the location sound recordist on the BBC’s series ‘Frozen Planet’ which also won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ (2012).

Ánde Somby has been an active musician since 1976 and has performed for royalty, heads of state and even at the funeral of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren. His many animal yoiks are inspired by the idea of ​​transformation in the pre-Christian Sami religion - how a person could transform into an animal and back into a human.

His yoiks are deeply rooted in the joik tradition of mountain Sami from Øst-Finnmark and the Sami from Tanadalen. He recently issues the LP Yoiking With The Winged Ones on the label Ash International, with recordings Chris Watson. 

22 May - 4 June
Tromsø Kunstforening

IKT Congress preview 11. - 22. mai