SIMON FISHER TURNER & ESPEN J. JÖRGENSEN - Soundescapes - CD - CDSTUMM330
Autores: Simon Fisher Turner, Espen J. Jörgensen
Géneros: Electronic, Abstract, Experimental, Ambient
Espen Jorgensen is a mult-talented filmmaker and musician.. He has done some astounding work not mention all the talented people he has collaborated with .. I was very impressed by his talent.. One of the people that he has worked with is my pal Bill Gould bass player for Faith No More and CEO of Koolarrow Records...So, I decided to interview Espen to find out more about him. I hope that you enjoy the interview...
Punk Globe: Thanks so much for the interview Espen. Can you give the readers some background on yourself?
Espen J. Jorgensen: Good question. It depends on the day you ask. I direct films, write comics and for some reason make sounds which turns into music. Mute Records released my debut in the sonic world, Soundescapes with Simon Fisher Turner, did a doc about comics called The Sequential Art, where I also worked with Billy Gould, and have released too many albums with Rupert Lally.
Punk Globe: Where in Norway were you born Espen?
Espen J. Jorgensen: I grew up in the far north where it´s dark or light 24/7. A great place to go mad.
Punk Globe: Tell us about growing up in Norway and what got you interested in doing films?
Espen J. Jorgensen: Norway´s somewhat free. The US which insists on being the land of the free, isn't really, is it? If you can think of it this way: Norway´s the opposite of the US, in many ways. I grew up between a lake and a forest, which I think is good for a child - to be close to nature. I live in the city now, which is an organism in itself. But to answer your question - film is in many ways the ultimate medium as it combines sound and pictures. You can make really great things, but you can also easily make crap, which draws me to it.
Punk Globe: You were influenced by Simon Fisher Turner. Tell us about his appeal?
Espen J. Jorgensen: I wouldn´t say influenced, but I really liked his soundtrack for the beautiful David Lynch produced and Michael Almereyda directed black and white indie film Nadja, which was released in the 90s. When I rediscovered Turner, I heard his music and thought that he could maybe do something with my recordings. And he did. Luckily. Soundescapes consists of 98% of my sounds which he edited, mixed and restructured into songs.
Punk Globe: Tell the readers about how you finally made contact with him?
Espen J. Jorgensen: It was the golden days of Myspace. I wasn´t looking for him, but clickedy click and he was there. I sent him a mail including some download links to my recordings and said: I like your way of working, if you ever need any sounds to play with, feel free to use these. And in return he started sending me these songs, which really surprised me.
Punk Globe: Soundescapes is brilliant tell about it?
Espen J. Jorgensen: Well thank you! It´s a bastard child. I´m not sure how to describe it, but it ranges from noise to rave to things that might sounds like a breakbeat take on punk to ambient and dark, disturbing meditation music.