NOT ON THE GUEST LIST! 19 April 2016
Performance with voice, drums and gongs
A clash between vocal acrobatics and virtuosic drumming, NOT ON THE GUEST LIST! is an explosive cocktail of rhythmic noise by the wife-and-husband team of Natalie Sandtorv and Ole Mofjell. Their performance entails a palpable mixture of competition as well as collaboration – the human voice wrestles the drum kit for the title of most percussive instrument and ultimately emerges victorious.
Photos: Raquel Olivas
Natalie Sandtorv (b. 1988 in Ålesund, Norway) is a versatile vocalist who takes an organic, genre-bending approach to using the human voice in acoustic environments and in combination with electronics. Having studied music performance at the Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen, Sandtorv is also active as a jazz and pop musician and recently released her second solo album Freedom Nation under the label Øra Fonogram.
Ole Mofjell (b. 1990 in Søgne, Norway) is a percussionist who regularly performs in ensembles such as Brute Force and COKKO. Since completing his studies in the Jazz program at the Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium, he has performed throughout Europe in various projects and collaborations with artists, including Erik Kimestad Pedersen, Rob Void 3.0 and Nypan.