The List has a new face in our midst, and it’s Tina! Our new intern from BI, Tina will be working with us on sales and marketing for the next few months. She is from Molde, has got a super cute little dog called Simba. Yesterday she joined us at day one of Pstereo. We had to find her a waterproof hat because, despite being from Norway, she was not prepared for the weather.
A lot of people were unprepared, to be honest, but that didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits. Magnums of wine helped matters surely, as did some excellent music from artists such as Cezinando and Sigrid.
Lil Pump was also on the main stage, but barely. The young star who turns 18 today, didn’t put in much of a show and was criticised in today’s media. The crowd didn’t seem to give two shakes of brolly though, and people were rocking in the mud throughout. Finally, Kraftwerk mesmerised the crowd with their 3D show.
Our pick of today’s line up is Brazilian heavyweights Sepultura. Should be a mosh. Check out Gåte after on the main stage too.
Get to know one of Trondheim’s most eclectic group of musicians, working tirelessly to bring the clubbing vibe back to the city. This crew, two of which were interviewed here, arrange intermittent concerts with extensive lineups, and an occasional festival, throughout the year, having held around a half dozen already, under the flag of Maskinmassakren.
Perhaps the greatest story is how the group began its formation: a chance, Trøndersk meeting at the Roskilde music festival in Denmark.
“I got lost in the crowd, and far away in the midst of all of it I heard someone singing Rosenborg songs. So I thought, well, if it’s not my friends it’s at least someone friendly and headed in that direction. I found this guy [pointing to his partner in crime] and we’ve been friends ever since.” – S
The sound of each of the musicians involved in the group, and the eventual creation of their very own concert platform, evolved from trends in the clubbing and electronic music scenes in Trondheim; trends that they didn’t really identify with and branched out into their own thing.
“At the time there were a lot of underground raves around and outside of Trondheim. We felt like they staled a bit music-wise. The people that arranged the events seemed to be more keen about creating a place to just go and party and get sh*t faced. And we figured that it wasn’t going anywhere and decided to just do it ourselves.”
“The clubs scene has been stagnant for the last 10 or so years. There were a lot of cool DJ’s and lots of new and creative music. But then something happened, I don’t know, but it lost its identity a little bit and everything just became the same, everything sounded the same wherever you went – and it has stayed the same ever since.” – A
What has emerged from this unique collection of artists is the one of a kind concert series: Maskinmassakren. Each edition of the concert sees a new line-up of experienced and up-and-coming artists; each bringing with them their own take on electronic music.
“One of the things we focus on is to highlight both established and up and coming artists. So we always reserve at least one slot at on the schedule for a new, local act. This also helps us keep a variety to sound at each event.” -A
“We give people who don’t really get recognized for their music a stage to play on.” –S
UFFA has become the stage for the Maskinmassakren concept, with the electronic music clashing slightly with the punk roots at UFFA. But variety is the spice of life, and while some people might have been skeptical of the success of electro in a punk arena, the shows have been a resounding success.
“The UFFA crowd has come around to the idea. After the first concert was such a success, we don’t even have to ask to use the stage now!”
Looking to find some new music to groove to, or want to check out one of the coolest concert venues in Trondheim? Keep an eye out for the next edition of Maskinmassakren!
Enhet i Norge: Indian and Pakistani Culture Festival
This article was provided to The List by Enhet i Norge
Experience food, music, movies, sports and culture from India and Pakistan right here in Trondheim.
Indian Students’ Forum (ISF) and Pakistan Students Association (PSA) present Enhet i Norge – a cultural festival promoting unity through diversity for the very first time in Trondheim. The two countries not only share a common border but also represent similarities in cultural traditions. “Our festival aims to bridge the gap between Indians and Pakistanis living in Trondheim by highlighting common aspects of culture. Students from these countries live in Trondheim as best of friends studying together, sharing ideas and gossip over coffee just like people from other countries. Which ties in with the main theme of hosting this event jointly is to show to the world that differences between nations must not block the exchange of ideas especially when it comes to culture”, say the production managers for the event, Sulalit, and Waqas, from India and Pakistan respectively.
The festival is designed to involve people from different sections of the society. The workshops are designed for children who will learn about Indo-Pak handicrafts, languages in the region, Bollywood, and Cricket. The principal of Birralee International School (Event Associate Partner) Elin Hitchman, thinks highly of the festival. In her words, “The things that our children make in the workshops will be used in the festival. This would be a great opportunity to bring Indo-Pak culture directly to the people of Trondheim”.
Exotic and delicious food from the Indo-Pak region can be tried during Indo-Pak Food Festival (15th August, Activity House, Moholt). Teams will compete to cook food from the region for the people of Trondheim who will taste, judge and declare the winners.
Sabareesh Prabahaker, leading Indian violinist and member of the band Immortal Raaga will perform live in Trondheim Medley at Olavshallen on 17th August. The evening will also feature music from Pakistani Coke Studio singer, Nabeel Shaukat Ali. With his musical background and range, Nabeel will cast a spell on the audience.
The two countries are united by the religion of cricket. And thus, Enhet i Norge will host Cricket Mela on the weekend of 25th-26th August at Dragvoll Idrettsbygget. For the first time in the history of Norwegian Cricket, Para cricket will be organized. NTNUI Cricket Group Leader, Faheem says “This is an exciting event for the cricketing fraternity in Norway and already there is huge interest. NTNUI Cricket Group is all set to create history by introducing cricket to physically disabled people in Trondheim”.
If you are planning to buy a festival pass, this will give you free entry to all the events. To add icing to the cake, you can watch Bollywood and Pakistani movies at Nova Kinosenter at special prices. Movies are often portrayed as mirrors to society. This will be a unique opportunity to experience Indo-Pak movies in theatres in Trondheim.
The festival will culminate with a Panel debate and discussion on “People-people exchange: the way forward to diplomacy” at NTNU. Speakers and panelists will deliberate on general aspects of the topic and dive into specific aspects in regards to Indo-Pak relations. Through this debate, the intelligentsia of the society will be brought to the limelight and their ideas shared to the general public.
Endre Forbord is a portrait, lifestyle and advertising photographer educated at Norsk Fotofagskole. This summer he’s in charge of Football Fever (Fotballfeber) Trondheim 2018! We had a chat with him about this summer’s biggest event in the city.
What is Football Fever?
We will show all the matches from the 2018 World Cup in Russia, starting with Russia versus Saudi Arabia on June 14. The tournament lasts for a month and culminates with the final at July 15. The whole event has free entrance, so everyone is welcome to enjoy this huge football festival in front of a 60 square meters screen at Festningen. We have seats for 4000 people, but there is plenty of extra room for everyone who wants! And of course, we got loads of food and drinks!! You can basically live up there for a month. We will be Trondheim’s biggest outdoor restaurant this summer.
Is there an age limit?
No, this is for football fans of all ages – and of course, we welcome everyone who doesn’t care for the football to enjoy themselves with friends, food, and drinks. There will be different activities throughout the period for both kids and grown-ups! Just beside the area where it all takes place, there will be different activities where you can have fun for hours. Bring the whole family, we can assure great fun for everyone! I can reveal that the world champions in freestyle football, Fagerli Brothers, is having a show for us at the end of the group stage. There will also be a tricks school, freestyle battle and maybe even a world record attempt!
What made you decide to do this huge festival?
Big challenges attract me – and this is such a big challenge that I couldn’t let the opportunity pass. I’ve never done something on this scale before, over a whole month. I must be out of my mind really! But seriously, I can’t imagine a better feeling than giving thousands of people a positive experience through the World Cup this summer. I hear friends talk about their first World Cup and the best World Cup they’ve witnessed. This encourages me to make this World Cup the best for everyone! I feel the goosebumps on my skin just by thinking about it. It truly means a lot to me that I get this chance!
What about your football interest in general?
I have somewhat of an interest, but my level of knowledge is poor. It’s growing on me though! Working with the World Cup really gives me a lot of new information and knowledge. It’s a unique way for me to learn more and take an even bigger interest in the future. I’m really hyped about the World Cup and I can’t wait to follow it through.
So, do you have a favourite player in the tournament?
Ole Selnæs. No, I’m just joking, my favourite player is Carlos Bacca. He is playing for Colombia and I hear they are a fun team to watch.
What was the first World Cup you have a relation to?
Oh, that was the one in 2008! Was that a World Cup? No, it was in 2010! I was part of an event on Blæst (RIP) where we showed the World Cup in South Africa. That was a lot of fun with a lot of happy trøndere enjoying themselves.
What can we look forward to at the beginning of the World Cup?
We can definitely look forward the opening weekend starting this Thursday with the hosting nation Russia taking on Saudi Arabia. On Friday, we get the first real treat of the tournament when Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal face Andres Iniesta and Spain. It’s definitely going to be a full house this evening.
What happens if the area is full?
If we’re full, we’re full. It’s unfortunate if someone doesn’t get to sit, but there is a way to secure a spot for you and your friends. We have a system where you can book a table up front so that you can skip the line and walk straight to your designated table in front of the big screen. There is already a lot of reservations so for example if you want to have a good view on the big game on Friday, you better get to it sooner rather than later! We have a 50% cut on tables for the opening weekend, so this is guaranteed to be a historic kick-off to Football Fever Trondheim 2018!
Is there something you want to add?
Yes actually, there will be something called BigOne Hour. We will be giving out free pizzas for everyone who wants for an hour every day in the opening weekend. It’s going to be wild!
There are also some days without a game in the playoffs. Here we will have other types of events like the Flashback Summer Festival on July 12. Join our event “Fotballfeber Trondheim 2018” on Facebook for more information in the coming days and weeks. All I can say now is welcome to Trondheim’s biggest football festival ever!
Ladehammerfestivalen: a music festival for a good cause, held at the best venue in Trondheim. Ladehammerfestivalen is held at, well, the Ladehammer – complete with spectacular views of the city and Trondheimsfjorden to the West.
This unique and fun festival prides itself on being put on for no other reason than to give the people of Trondheim a good time and give voice to a good cause. This year the festival is in cooperation with Sjiraffen Kultursenter, which offers cultural, and leisure activities for children, adolescents, and adults with mental and physical disabilities.
Each year the lineup of bands playing at the festival becomes more and more varied. 2018 will see an eclectic group of punk, reggae, surf-rock, stoner-core, and of course, Trøndersk rock, take the stage below the Ladehammer. Every year Ladehammerfestivalen works to promote some of the up-and-coming bands in the region via Ladehammerslag, a battle of the band’s style event. Stop by to discover and cheer on your new favourite.
Kids are welcome to Ladehammerfestivalen as well! Starting at noon on Saturday there will be kid-friendly programs and a picnic – aptly dubbed Barnehammer’n.
Don’t worry about trying to scramble to buy tickets to Ladehammerfestivalen, as it is free to attend. Everyone from the bands to the festival manager volunteers their time to put on a great show.
Date: 8-9 June
Time: 18:00 for Ladehammer, 12:00 for Barnehammern
Extra Information: http://www.ladehammerfestivalen.no/
– When did you start and what gave you the inspiration to start your cable cam system?
I have always loved filming, but only at an amateur level when I go on vacation, and visiting new and beautiful places. To be able to show the best moments to family and friends when I get home is great.
Almost three years ago I was about to get married. I wanted to document the wedding in the same way as my vacations and started to look for a tool to do this in a good way. I thought it would be great to get some smooth shots, close to the action, but most of the tools were either too expensive or had limiting functionality. Cable cams were the obvious choice, but only high-end products existed on the market. I decided to create my own, and this lead to the idea behind Wiral LITE.
– Do you consider yourself a ‘maker’? What do you do with the rest of your time and what is your background making things (digital or analogue)?
Yes, I do. I love to make things, and I am always thinking about new ideas. The problem is to have time to do something with them. Being an entrepreneur is perfect, then I can work with the ideas I believe in every day.
I have a master’s degree in industrial design and believe that the education and the design thinking help me bring the ideas to life. To be a maker, it is important to know a little bit of everything. You do not necessarily need to be an expert in one specific area, but rather be able to see the whole picture.
– Tell us a little more about the product: what makes it unique, where it is made and any special techniques?
Wiral is a camera accessory where you can remotely control a camera along a rope to get dynamic footage. The existing cable cam systems are outdated and for professionals only, demanding hours to set-up and multiple people to operate. Wiral fits easily in your backpack and can be operated by a five-year-old. The system comes with an intuitive attachment system, making it easy for anyone to set it up in less than 3 minutes. This patent-pending attachment solution is what truly differentiates us from competing solutions.
Wiral was founded in 2016 by four outdoor and filming enthusiasts who saw the need for adding a new perspective while capturing own adventures. The team has now expanded to 9 people, and most of the product development is happening in-house in the offices in Trondheim.
– What has the area of Trøndelag brought to your making? Could this be possible anywhere else? Would it look different if it was?
Trondheim has a great start-up scene, and several start-ups have already created successful camera gear. To be able to learn from these start-ups has been essential to our success. Also, to be close to NTNU and able to recruit great engineers from a leading technical university is really unique for Trondheim.
– And the something unique to the product/people behind Wiral you wouldn’t necessarily know? While cable cameras run on steel wires, Wiral LITE runs on a thin static rope usually used for sailing and kitesurfing. Creative solutions like this evolve because our team consists of people with background from kitesurfing, climbing and downhill biking. We have managed to take some great elements from sports, like the rope, and apply it to a completely different product and market.
– And finally, info for people who would like to know more about or to buy the product etc., where are you online?
Pre-ordering Wiral LITE now before we start shipping will save you 40%, so I definitely recommend that. You can find more information about specs, example footage and user testimonials on www.wiralcam.com.
This weeks maker is Ceramist Tovelise Røkke-Olsen who, with her friend Mona Sprenger, is bringing back a centuries-old pottery tradition.
The Flora Norwegica is a vase that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. It is handmade with a unique glaze and a distinctly Scandinavian style. Each one is one of a kind!
Did you study ceramics at school?
I did, at Statens Kunst og Arbeidskole, which is now called something else, and I finished with that back in 1983.
What did you do after studying?
I was down in Oslo for 20 years, until 2003, working with ceramics and sculpture the whole time – with a few extra jobs on the side to make money. Then moved back to Trondheim.
Tell us about Flora Norwegica.
It is an extremely old tradition to use. There used to be a number of factories in Trondheim that worked in the same style, but now there is none – only me.
It all started with a green ceramic plate and a green, perforated lump. It was all that was left at a flea market at Bøler in Oslo. I brought it home.
The plate’s label said Graveren. After a bit of research, I discovered that it probably was designed by Ragnar Grimsrud. He was the artist manager for Graveren Tegleverk in Sandnes, Norway in the thirties.
One day a friend who works as a curator at the National Museum in Oslo paid me a visit. She told me that the whole story began at the Dutch court during the famous tulip mania of the 1630s. During this period the vase “Tulipere” was created. The vase had multiple holes where the stems could be inserted. It made a splash among the privileged few of the upper class who could afford the precious flower. At its peak, the price for a single tulip onion could be ten times that of what a skilled craftsman would earn in a year.
Did you have any guide to get started?
No, just started trying. I started trying it one way, but quickly found a more practical way to do it that is probably more like the traditional method.
How do you think the Trondheim art scene is?
It is a very small environment here, but there is a good amount of fantastic artists. With ceramics, it’s a little difficult as there isn’t much education for it here. You find a little bit more down in Bergen and Oslo, but some people are coming back to Trondheim.
What is the best part about creating it?
Its very fun to work with, since its two parts, there is a lot of form and composition that you can work with. It supposed to be fun to make, so I’m always experimenting with different ways to form and glaze and everything.
It’s also fun to play with what you put in the vases, whether its flowers or random things you pick up out of the grass on your way home. You can keep things around as long as you want and change it when you want, it’s very fun.
Find out more:
Keep an eye out at Scandic hotels for some of Tovelise’s work!
Check out Flora Norwegica’s Facebook, right here, and Instagram for fantastic photos of the work, and to find out when you can take your own vase home!
Product: Easy Intervals
Maker: Erik Hjertholm, CEO, and Founder of Easy Intervals
– When did you start and what gave you the inspiration to create your product?
The idea behind Easy Intervals came when I was doing my previous master’s degree. The thesis we wrote was very big and challenging and it made it hard to find time to work out. I then started doing a lot of research into what’s the most efficient way of staying in shape, and I was quite disappointed when I discovered that High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) was the answer, as I really hate interval training.
There is a ton of research proving that Interval training is one of the best things you can do for your body, but there are so many things you have to pay attention to while doing it, and it’s really hard to find the right resistance to keep you in the different zones you’re supposed to be in, as well as figuring out what type of interval you should do. I decided to find a solution to these problems combining what I already knew about electronics and automation with the latest research on the topic.
– Do you consider yourself a ‘maker’? Do you make other things outside of this?
I would definitely consider myself a maker. As long as I can remember I have opened things and put them together in new ways to solve some kind of problem I had. Like when I was a kid my older brother didn’t wake up from his alarm, but I did. I took some parts from the garage and an electric motor and made a contraption that shock his whole bed in the morning. It worked like a charm, and I was never bothered by his alarm again. I must have made hundreds of small contraptions like this, and although most of them were merely a curiosity or something just for fun, it thought me a lot about how to make stuff and this has helped me a lot in developing Easy Intervals.
– Tell us a little more about the product: what makes it unique, where it is made and any special techniques?
We decided to make a system for exercise bikes first, and after a lot of prototyping, hundreds of 3D-prints and consultation with doctors, exercise scientists, physiotherapists and professors in cybernetics and automation, we now have a working prototype as well as a letter of intent from a potential customer in the field of physiotherapy.
It really makes for a whole new experience when it comes to interval training, as it tackles all the negative aspects of it. It doesn’t matter if you’re a top athlete or have never worked out before as it automatically adjusts itself to your individual fitness level and takes care of everything during the whole workout, even how fast you should pedal. One of the best features of the system is that although it makes sure you reach the required heart rate that is needed, it actually won’t allow you to do more than what is necessary. Intervals really can’t get any easier than this, and I’ve actually started to like them!
– What has the area of Trøndelag bring to your making? Could this be possible anywhere else? Would it look different if it was?
The development of Easy Intervals would have been really hard to do anywhere else than here. The combination of scientists at the Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at St Olavs Hospital, professors and experts at NTNU and maker spaces like the Omega workshop supplied both the necessary knowledge and means to develop something like this. It really is a multidisciplinary project that requires expertise in many different fields, and all of them can be found right here.
– And is there something unique to the people behind it and outsider wouldn’t necessarily know, but is cool?
We are extremely stubborn! Not many people know how much effort is required to start a new company, but it is challenging in every way imaginable as you have to learn everything at once and make hard decisions every day. This requires a dedication and stubbornness you don´t find in most people. Although starting a company undoubtedly is really hard, it is also the most rewarding thing I have ever done, so it kind of balances out.
Tuesday saw our brief interview with Magnus Skatvold and Håvard Gosse from Spætt Film. During that interview, they gave us a few film suggestions.
Here they are, suggestions from the top of the film food chain!
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash, and two antique shotguns.
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Norske Byggeklosser (1972)
This film is well known for its lead actor, Rolv Wesenlund, playing nine different roles. The story follows a married couple Ingrid and Olav Femte meets unforeseen troubles and bureaucracy when they build a new house. A hopeless and hilarious run-in with the system.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
The classic band of heroes discovers the origins of the Ooze, the substance which made them mutate from regular turtles to teenage mutant ones, came from. Unfortunately their arch nemesis and supreme baddie, Shredder learns about it too and uses it to enhance himself. So the turtles have to prove again who’s the better ninja fighter.
Fargo follows the journey of Jerry, who works in his father-in-law’s car dealership and has gotten himself into a spot of financial problems. He tries various schemes to come up with some money. When all that fails, he sets in motion a plan for two men to kidnap his wife for ransom to be paid by her wealthy father. From the moment of the kidnapping, things go very, very wrong and what was supposed to be a non-violent affair turns bloody. This violence turns loose a pregnant sheriff from Brainerd, MN who is tenacious in her attempts to solve the three murders in her jurisdiction
One of the most iconic films ever produced, Apocolypse Now is set during the Vietnam War. Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
After having a nervous breakdown, skier Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. Later on, he learns that he might be the father of a child, he sets out on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a snowmobile, with 5 liters of alcohol as his only means of sustenance. His journey takes him through jaw-dropping arctic landscapes, but on the way, Jomar seems to do everything possible to avoid reaching his destination. He meets other tender and confused souls, who will all contribute to pushing Jomar further along his reluctant journey towards the brighter side of life.
Oslo 31 August
One day in the life of a young, recovering drug addict who takes a brief leave from his rehabilitation treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.
Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.