Håvard Skaset (NO)
Håvard Skaset (NO), has been transcending musical borders in countless collaborations spanning from noise, sound based improv to noise rock. A dedicated artist from the Norwegian experimental music scene, whose work is a mix between raw primal sounds and the use of instrumental skills rather than effects. Apart from his solo work, Skaset’s main focus is the acoustic noise group SULT and the noise rock band MoE. His long-term connection to California has resulted in several releases and US tours with groups like Bay/Oslo Mirror Trio and SULT. His discography contains electric as well as acoustic releases with musicians such as Frode Gjerstad, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Guro Skumsnes Moe and Lene Grenager. Skaset has also collaborated with artists like Fred Frith, Ikue Mori, Maja Ratkje, Okkyung Lee, Lasse Marhaug and Jacob Felix Heule. In addition to running the label www.conradsound.com, Skaset curates Høyt&Lavt, a festival for borderless music in Oslo.