The End (SWE/NOR) @ Before in Between Norway & Poland / Culture / Warszawa
The music of The End draws new perspectives on contemporary experimental music. Elements of noise music and layers of extreme energy interact with the musicians’ diverse experiences in genres such as free jazz, alternative rock, improvised and contemporary music, opera, grindcore, folk and jazz.
Mats Gustafsson – baritone saxophone & electronics
Kjetil Møster – tenor saxophone
Sofia Jernberg – voice
Anders Hana – baritone guitar
Børge Fjordheim – drums.
Hana established Jazzuken in Stavanger, Norway in 2003, and operated the jazz club Sting there for three years. He moved to Oslo, where he cooperated with Mats Gustafsson at All Ears (2005).
He has released several albums with the drummer Morten J. Olsen as MoHa!, and contributes to the quartet Ultralyd together with Kjetil Møster (saxophones), Kjetil D. Brandsdal (bass) and Olsen (drums). He played guitar with the rock band Noxagt. He and Møster are the duo Hakj; with Olsen and Andrew D’Angelo they are the trio Morthana; and as a duo with Paal Nilssen-Love they released the album AM/FM (2006) on Utech Records. He has been in a trio on the Norwegian jazz scene with Per Zanussi and Børge Fjordheim. Hana has performed and toured with Jaga Jazzist for more than a year around 2005.
Hana took a master’s degree in coastal ecology at the University of Agder in 2014, and has since been involved in several wildlife projects, for example at the aquarium Atlanterhavsparken in Ålesund where he since 2017 has led a research group working on the potential reintroduction of the Humboldt penguin in Nordland county.
Solo improviser, often in collaboration with contemporary dance, visual art, poetry and theatre Composer of solo work for saxophone, live electronics and ensemble pieces. Sound Installations.
Commissions by Swedish Concert Institute, Swedish National Radio (P1 & P2), KulturBro 2000, Krakow jazz autumn 2013, Norrlands Operans Symfoniorkester, Now and Forever Space project 2014, Klangforum Wien. Compositions played by Sonic Youth, Nu-ensemblen, Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, The Thing, AALY Trio, The End, Trondheim Improvisers Ensemble, Neneh Cherry, NyMusikk TRondheim, FRIM Storband, Trondheim Voices a.o. Curator of festivals; Sounds 89 & 99, Solo -92, Dygn (-95), Open Music – KulturBro 2000, 2002, Wels /unlimited music 2003, Perspectives 2004, Perspectives 2007, Perspectives 2009, Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen 2010…
Curator of Swedish concert Institute’s tour project-series “Frislag” since 2000. Re-started FRIM in 1998 (the association of free improvised music in Sweden). Citizen of Elgaland/ Vargaland (KREV) Started Blue Tower Records with Harald Hult in 1989. Started Crazy Wisdom with Christian Falk and Conny C. Lindström in 1999.
Started Olof Bright Editions with Thomas Millroth in 2000. Started SLOTTET with Conny C Lindström and Maria Eriksson in 2006.
Extensive touring, over 2000 concerts and over 250 recording projects, with music ensembles and solo projects in Scandinavia, Europe, Australia, Africa, South & North America and Asia. Major festivals and clubs/performance theatres/museums in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania, Lettvia, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Germany, Ukraine, Belgium, Holland, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Monaco, Slovenia, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, India, China, Japan, Korea, Tasmania, Australia, New Zeeland, USA, Brazil, Canada and Ethiopia.