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Maja Bugge, with Evans and Gregory at Manchester Jazz festival England, Storbritannia
113 Greater
England M16 8BE
0161 881 3042

Norwegian Cellist and Composer Maja Bugge returns to Manchester Jazz Festival with SORTLAND, a new collaboration with pianist Dave Evans and film-maker Adam York Gregory.

SORTLAND is a meditative portrait of Maja’s home city, the ‘blue town’ situated 68 degrees north above the arctic circle. The work fuses evocative melodies, riffs and grooves inspired by this environment with a specially made backdrop of image and video. Together these elements make a playful and gentle audio visual homage to place, sound and memory.

“It is captivating to observe Bugge improvising with her surroundings”
– The New York City Jazz records

Maja Bugge with Dave Shooter @ A Celebration of the Lancaster Music Scene! Bailrigg, England, Storbritannia
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Bailrigg, England LA1 4YN

Maja Bugge (cello) and Dave Shooter (producer and electronic musician) has formed a new duo exploring the fusion of classical cello, jazz and electronic music. The compositions are rooted in Majas haunting, mediative and sometimes provocative tunes. Prepare for a night of unusual sounds. Sharing the bill with Field Lines Cartographer,Hawkmen Dive and Good Boy Nikko.

Maja Bugge Solo Suite for seabirds Bailrigg, England, Storbritannia
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Bailrigg, England LA1 4YW
01524 594151

Internationally acclaimed cellist and composer Maja Bugge comes to the Peter Scott Gallery with a solo performance interacting with the Forough exhibition.

Maja will perform her new work commissioned by the European City of Culture, using motifs and rhythms from the songs of declining Arctic seabirds.

Like Sena Başöz, Maja explores the traces of movement and loss in a rapidly changing bird population. This will be a powerful, one-off opportunity to experience this installation through a musical score. Be amongst the first to hear this important and relevant new work by Maja Bugge.

Maja Bugge is a Norwegian cellist and composer based in Lancaster. Since 1998 she has created a large body of work both as a solo artist and in collaboration with others. Her work has been commissioned by Manchester Jazz festival, Lancaster Arts, Full of Noises, National Theatre Oslo and Jazz North.

“Maja Bugge’s music is activism.”
Anne Yven Jazznytt Norway, May 2022

Moot + Deep Cabaret Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
10-16 Boyd Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Moot is a new collaboration between cellist Maja Bugge and drummer Ben McCabe. It is a musical discussion exploring majas compositions rooted in ideas of place, identity and heritage. Melodies, harmonies, riff and grooves come together in an unusual combination of styles and instruments. The duo will be playing tunes inspired by seabirds in the arctic.

DECOMPOSING: songs about the economics, ecology, politics and poetics of Land.
Deep Cabaret and Moot present music about the land, what it is and the ways we relate to it. Owning it, farming it, walking it, loving it. The science, the mythopoetics and the more-than-human kin of it.How to make change through a deeper attention to eider and moss, lichen and alveoli, knowing and not knowing.
Featuring the writings of David Abram, Merlin Sheldrake, Bella Bathurst and the mouthing of eiderducks. Not to mention the sound of the ecosystem that is Deep Cabaret calving into new formations (ie there may be solos and duets as well a full band).

Maja Bugge and friends Lancaster, United Kingdom
33 - 35 Moor Gate
United Kingdom

Maja Bugge and friends comes to the the Gregson centre in Lancaster with a one-off performance exploring electronics, beats and cello.