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.
Anders Hana – multiinstrumentalist, member of many bands such as: MoHa!, Noxagt, Ultralyd, Brutal Blues. Currently in The End, Naaljos Ljom and Malmin. The past years Anders has taken a deep dive into traditional Norwegian folk music and just intonation heavily inspired by the ideas of Eivind Groven.
Kjetil Traavik Møster is a Norwegian jazz musician (tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet) and composer, known from bands like The Core, Ultralyd, Brat, Zanussi 5, and performance with Chick Corea at Moldejazz 2000, later released on CD. He has also made his mark with experimental performances at the interface between electronic based fri-rock and jazz.
Sofia Jernberg is a Swedish experimental singer, composer, improviser and performer. She was born in Ethiopia. One of her deepest interests as a singer is to investigate and explore the “instrumental” possibilities of the human voice. Her singing vocabulary also includes sounds and techniques that often contradict conventional singing styles, such as non-verbal vocalisation, split tone singing, pitchless singing and distortion. As well as performing solo, Sofia Jernberg also works regularly with Fire! Orchestra, The End (Kjetil Møster, Mats Gustafsson, Anders Hana, Greg Saunier, Jernberg), in a duo with Mette Rasmussen and in a duo with Alexander Hawkins.
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.