KONGSBERG sponsoring problem

Feb.20, 2021

the mighty kongsberg jazz festival (with it great legacy and history)  is making some shady and BAD decisions at the moment.

a TOTAL meltdown.

check this link:

Mats Gustafsson kommenterer «Kongsberg-saken»

 

only in swedish for now — translation coming up soon!

weapon sponsoring and music does NOT belong to each other. this is SICK!!!!

 

 


the new FIRE! album

Feb.14, 2021

out Feb 19th on Rune Grammofon.

DEFEAT!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EbBKBhbsus&feature=youtu.be

film trailer by Martin Malm!!!

RCD2217 – FIRE!: Defeat (LP/CD)

we have been WAITING for this release….. and soon it is here.

DEFEAT! music for a new time…


great news about the KONGSBERG JAZZ FEST

Feb.12, 2021

FINALLY! FINALLY!!!!!

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after some years of discussions and debates and more.

The great jazz festival Kongsberg Jazz festival with its rich heritage  has finally stopped  the sponsorship

from the weapon and munition producing company “Kongsbergs Gruppen”. it is OVER!

The Motvind organisation and Andrea Röysum has been very active in this ! CHEERS AND SALUTI!

Motvind has the following to say:

We want to applaud Kongsberg Jazzfestival for taking the important decision to end their  sponsorship deal with Kongsberg Gruppen. We are looking forward to seeing this historically important and artistically progressive festival bloom in the years to come – with Motvind members both in the audience and on stage.

 

Since it´s debut in 2016 Motvind has challenged tendencies in the cultural sphere where regards to important ethical questions are subjected to quick and easy profit.

A lot of attention has been given to the debate about Kongsberg Gruppen, who for the last two hundred years have produced and exported weapons and munitions, and their sponsorship of Kongsberg Jazzfestival. That Kongsberg Jazzfestival now choose to end their deal with Kongsberg Gruppen is an important cultural event that hopefully will get a lot of attention, and inspire to further positive change. As we all know so well, it is still a lot of work that remains to be done!

 

We also humbly hope that the work that has been done with the Motvind festival, record label and magazine can be a source of inspiration for someone out there. The festival was started by three young music enthusiasts who wanted to make a change. Sustainable culture, in the broadest sense of the word, is built downward up.

 

check more from Motvind, festival , record label and more:

https://motvindrecords.bandcamp.com/artists

 

 

 

and be sure to check the great Kongsberg Festival out – always with creative music:

Velkommen til Kongsberg Jazzfestival


HÖRSPIEL _ SONS D´ HIVER: “SWEDISH VOICES”

Feb.11, 2021

A commisioned Hörspiel/ Creation Radiophonique  by the great festival Sons d´ Hiver in Paris — ended up in a research on Swedish Voices:

Création radiophonique : Mats Gustafsson

A new composition ” SWEDISH VOICES” (2021)

composed by Mats Gustafsson

recorded by Olof Madsen

edited and mixed by Mikael Werliin & Mats Gustafsson

mastered by Mikael Werliin

 


amazig Edward Jarvis exhibition!!!

Jan.29, 2021

right now in stockholm and online — at SPG in stockholm. GREAT gallery!! and SPECTACULAR EXHIBITION!

CHECK IT OUT!:

Edward Jarvis

Edward is the artist that works closely with the ensemble THE END since years – every record cover is done by Jarvis.

 

CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK IT OUT!!!


JOE MCPHEE FEATURE!

Jan.25, 2021

CHECK THIS OUT!

and amazing feature of Joe McPhee in Houston/TX and related activities.

celebrating 20 years of Nameless sounds and more.

unreleased music and videos…. FANTASTIC!

Joe together with Arthur Doyle, Susan Alcorn, John Butchers, Workshop ensembles and together with The THING!!!

https://www.namelesssound.org/nameless-20-years-of-sound/edition-1-joe-mcphee

thank you nameless sounds dirctor Dave Dove for making it all possible!

GOOOOOOOD TIMES!!!!!

 


DISCAHOLIC AUCTION nr 3!!!

Jan.19, 2021

currently working on the next auction! it will take another month of work before it is done…. but , here you go…. a sneak preview:

 

OLD SCHOOL: NO JOKE

DISCAHOLIC AUCTION NR 3

with contributions from musicians, collectors and writers. many many heavy vinyls and loads of very rare posters, flyers and printed matters relatd to free jazz, improvised music, jazz and creative musis!

online march 1st.

bidding ends march 31st

as always – we will give away the news about two objects – that will be included in the auction –  at this point:

Baikida Carroll    Orange FishTears   Palm13                              NM-/VG++

Roy Brooks       Black Survival          Im Hotep CF-028                NM-/VG++

for more information and a link or catalogue on march 1st, please email: mats@matsgus.com


THE END VIDEO!!!!!

Jan.02, 2021

now! NOW NOW! it is up —– the video to THE END´s album “ALLT ÄR INTET”

by the great dylan pecora:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gQei3TkmcM&feature=youtu.be

 

ALLT ÄR INTET – published by:

rare noise!!!

https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 


the last days…

Dec.12, 2020

… of the discaholic auctions nr 2:

THE REAL DEAL!!!!

http://matsgus.com/discaholic_corner/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/TheRealDeal_auction_catalog.pdf

 

 

deadline dec 15th.

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there has been a huge interest and many bids so far —- so , please check it out —- and try some biddings!

the perfect x- mas coming up when you win!

 

email  us with any questions or for more info:

 

mats@matsgus.com

 

 


discaholic auction!! last week!

Dec.06, 2020

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check it out!!! NOW: the last week of this spectacular auction!!! with insane objects of free jazz and spriritual jazz vinyl´s… as well as the super RARE rune lindblad 45 — the first electronic/ electro acoustic vinyl in scandinavia – and MUCH MUCH more!

dead line Dec 15th.

you will find the auction list here, on a PDF for download:

http://matsgus.com/discaholic_corner/?cat=236

 

send your inquiries and bids to:

mats@matsgus.com