As many of you probably know, I'm a big fan of the Norwegian band Shining
. They started out as an experimental free jazz quartet, but on their third album they went avant-prog, extremely heavy and complex avant-prog. Their albums are available for streaming on last.fm:
2001 - Where The Ragged People
2003 - Sweet Shanghai Devil
2005 - In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster
2008 - Grindstone
Well, anyway, this summer they teamed up with the progressive black metal band Enslaved, to perform a 90 minute "armageddon concerto" at Molde International Jazz Festival
. Sadly I couldn't go see it myself. But it turns out The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) recorded it, and are going to air it on sunday, it'll also be possible to stream it online.
Here's some copypaste from Shining's website:
The now famous SHINING+ENSLAVED Armageddon Concerto "Nine Nights in Nothingness - Glimpses of Downfall" was recorded by Norwegian radio NRK during the live performance in Molde this summer. We're proud to announce that this dark gem of a recording will now reveal itself to the public for the first time ever. It will be broadcast in three different ways: 1) On Norwegian radio NRK P2 ("Jazzklubben"), 2) on internet broadcast, and 3) on DAB radio.
The main broadcast of the concert will be launched Sunday 31st of August at 22:05 Norwegian time (I'm sure you'll manage to figure out what local time this corresponds to - if not, try http://www.worldtimezone.com/ or something similar. Norwegian time is GMT +1, and we're on summertime right now). There will also be a small interview with Shining's Jørgen Munkeby explaining some elements of the concerto.
For all our international fans, I guess the internet option is the only option possible. You will find the correct website on this link: http://nettradio.nrk.no/default.php?kanal=jazz. If you're having problems with this link, try going to http://www.nrk.no/, holding your arrow over the downward arrow to the right of the sign called "NRK NETTRADIO" (located in the upper right portion of the page). When the pop-up menu appears, click on "NRK Jazz" and a pop-up window with the radio transmission will appear. (If you plan on catching the transmission, I suggest you try out this manuever on beforehand. You'll never know how this page will funtion in your country without trying first.)
Since the concerto is over 90 minutes long, it won't all fit into one single radioshow. But after the original radio air wave broadcast is over, the internet and DAB transmissions will continue to broadcast so you can hear the rest of the complete concerto here. Of course if you want to follow it all on internet, you won't have to change medium in the middle of the show.
There will also be several repeat transmissions:
NRK P2 (radio air wave only): Wednesday 3 Sept at 19:30 Norwegian time.
DAB and internet: Tuesday 2 Sept 09:03, 15:03 and 21:03.
If you missed the concerto when it happened, this is your chance to make things (almost) right!
MAIN BROADCAST - NRK P2, DAB and internet: Sunday 31 Aug 22:05, Norwegian time
REPEAT #1 - DAB and internet only: Tuesday 2 Sept 09:03, Norwegian time
REPEAT #2 - DAB and internet only: Tuesday 2 Sept 15:03, Norwegian time
REPEAT #3 - DAB and internet only: Tuesday 2 Sept 21:03, Norwegian time
REPEAT #4 - NRK P2 radio only: Wednesday 3 Sept 19:30, Norwegian time
I hope this will work well enough for those interested outside Norway, I'm planning on ripping the online stream.