Thursday 02.07.15

Krokofant with Kjetil Møster and Erlend Slettevoll

Concert start: 23:59 Single ticket price: NOK 300

The trio Crocophant, with two musicians from Kongsberg, has really made a positive impression recently, with concerts at important festivals and much praise and praise for their first record. Krokofant has an expression that hits both the rock crowd and the free jazzers, and the jazz-rock nostalgics with the record shelf full of McLaughlin records also chuckle with satisfaction. Here there is a wealth of juicy Mahavishnu-like guitar riffs, lots of fierce and fat guitar playing and a rumbling and rambling and resilient drumming. Dense, arranged parts delivered with unfailing precision and temperament are replaced by angry solos.

The Danish critic Nils Overgaard writes: "With a raucous and disciplined expression, Krokofant sends a serious round of progressive rock a la King Crimson mixed with Peter Brötzmann's free wildness into our heads. It is extremely wild and wonderful."

And it will be even 'wilder and lovelier' at this year's festival concert when Kjetil Monster og Erlend Slettevoll joins the trio. They are both extremely well-known musicians who are often brought in when you want an extra high temperature in the music!

Krokophant with guests consists of:

Jørgen Mathisen – sax
Tom Hasslan – guitar
Axel Skalstad – drums

Kjetil Møster – sax
Erlend Slettevoll – keys

Other artists

Christians kjeller
Saturday, July 6 / Time: 15:00

The poetry oasis: Ingrid Olava

Photographer Carsten Stolzenbach
Saturday, July 6 / Time: 13.00

Zanussi 4

Photographer Martin Rustad Johansen
Kongsberg Musikkteater
Saturday, July 6 / Time: 18:00

Susanna "Baudelaire & Oslo Sinfonietta"

Christians kjeller
Thursday, July 4 / Time: 21:30

Rita Engedalen

Friday, July 5 / Time: 23:59


Thursday, July 4 / Time: 17:30

Per Zanussi: Liminal Beings (commissioned work)