home of the BYGGESETT ORCHESTRA, the formerly "belgium project"
“Improvisational music moved counter-clockwise. Rock, Jazz, foreign culture sound samples … it's all here. Great record for the new millennium of free-spirited world music. ”
Earwaves, San Rafael, US
Looking to new horizons, producer Peter Körfer and sound artist Georg Sehrbrock deactivated their long-standing music project Belgium and set off to break new ground.
After having grown together in an organic process, Sehrbrock & Koerfer, architects of electronic soundscapes, have reinvented themselves as Byggesett Orchestra (Norwegian for construction-set-orchestra), for which this duo serves as basis and core.
Now, being at the same time more receptive than ever to musical influences while standing aloof of all constraints related to music and content, and thus, effectively caught between two stools, Byggesett Orchestra have made themselves quite at home in this purview.
An interplay of ambient jazz, which remains a vital cornerstone of their approach, and new influences (Terry Riley, Emeralds, Editions Mego, Kranks, Stars Of The Lid, Fripp/Eno, Canterbury) fuel the creation of a sound which is mature, protean and at peace with itself. Hypnotic, dark and forcefully bone-dry drones, elegant loops, minimal sound layers and free-form riffs clash with radically structured passages, heavy soundscapes and driving percussions, creating jagged panoramas of sound while orchestrating all disparate parts together to form a pyrothechnic melange.
In autumn 2013, Sehrbrock and Körfer will record Byggesett Orchestra`s debut album with guest artists. After that, they will play selected live shows.
BYGGESETT ORCHESTRA EP - Liveshow Jan2013 - feat Markus Türk (tr)