Sofie Bakke Ringstad

About

Sofie Bakke Ringstad is a booking agent and project manager based in Berlin and Stavanger. She makes up one half of Personal Development.

Contact

post@sofieringstad.no
(+49) 157 81275577

Office

Dugnad Workspace
Kienitzer Straße 16
12053 Berlin
Germany

Home Base
Midtre Dalgate 18
4013 Stavanger
Norway


Thanks to all former, current and future
collaborators and employers

Photo by Andrey Semenski (Bendik) and Camille Blake (Stine)

Website by Jonas Ersland
Sofie Bakke Ringstad

About

Sofie Bakke Ringstad is a booking agent and project manager based in Berlin and Stavanger. She makes up one half of Personal Development.

Contact

post@sofieringstad.no
(+49) 157 81275577

Office

Dugnad Workspace
Kienitzer Straße 16
12053 Berlin
Germany

Home Base
Midtre Dalgate 18
4012 Stavanger
Norway


Thanks to all former, current and future
collaborators and employers

Photo by Andrey Semenski (Bendik) and Camille Blake (Stine)

Website by Jonas Ersland
Booking agency


Territory: Worldwide
Booking inquiries

About Bendik



Bendik Giske is a saxophonist and composer exploring the range of possibilities of his instrument as well as his physical capabilities as a performer. In a series of site-specific recordings due for release in 2016 he fully incorporates the sound of the room, the mechanics of the saxophone, his breath, and his voice to form a listening experience inspired by the queer techno scene he is a part of.

His works range from releasing records and touring with his jazz trio and quintet, to composing and producing electronic pop music, music for dance and performance art as well as making remixes.

Born in Oslo, Norway into an artist-family, and after spending parts of his childhood in Bali, he gravitated towards creating music, with saxophone as tool of choice. Later on he earned a Bachelors degree from "Jazzlinja" in Trondheim Music Conservatory and Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen as well as a Masters degree in Performing saxophone from the Norwegian Academy of Music.

He is a recipient of Norway's Kunstnerstipend, Norway's biggest and most important grant for artists, as well as an award winner at Getxo Jazz Festival in Spain and B-Jazz in Belgium.


Territory: Worldwide
Booking inquiries

About Stine



Vocalist, performer and sound artist Stine Janvin (NO/DE) works with the extensive flexibility of her voice, and the ways in which it can be disconnected from its natural, human connotations. Created for variable spaces from theatres, to clubs and galleries, the backbone of Janvin's projects focus on the physical aspects of sound, vocal instrumentation and potential dualities of the natural versus artificial, organic/synthetic, and minimal/dramatic.

Stine Janvin's live work is an ongoing exploration of her Fake Synthetic Music concept, materialised as a double LP on PAN, a stage piece for voice, echo and lights designed by Morten Joh, and a collaboration with video artist Erik Ferguson. In addition to commissioned work and collaborations for and with other artists, such as Ula Sickle, Adam Linder and Holly Herndon, Janvin is also performing regularly with duo project Native Instrument (Shelter Press, Entr'acte) and her alter ego ST/NE (Laura Lies In).

As an interpreter, Janvin is a member of the Holly Herndon Ensemble, and performs contemporary music as a soprano with vocal ensemble Song Circus and in collaboration with composers such as Catherine Lamb, Maja S.K Ratkje and Øyvind Mæland.

Booking agency


Territory: Worldwide
Booking inquiries

About Bendik



Bendik Giske is a saxophonist and composer exploring the range of possibilities of his instrument as well as his physical capabilities as a performer. In a series of site-specific recordings due for release in 2016 he fully incorporates the sound of the room, the mechanics of the saxophone, his breath, and his voice to form a listening experience inspired by the queer techno scene he is a part of.

His works range from releasing records and touring with his jazz trio and quintet, to composing and producing electronic pop music, music for dance and performance art as well as making remixes.

Born in Oslo, Norway into an artist-family, and after spending parts of his childhood in Bali, he gravitated towards creating music, with saxophone as tool of choice. Later on he earned a Bachelors degree from "Jazzlinja" in Trondheim Music Conservatory and Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen as well as a Masters degree in Performing saxophone from the Norwegian Academy of Music.

He is a recipient of Norway's Kunstnerstipend, Norway's biggest and most important grant for artists, as well as an award winner at Getxo Jazz Festival in Spain and B-Jazz in Belgium.


Territory: Worldwide
Booking inquiries

About Stine



Vocalist, performer and sound artist Stine Janvin (NO/DE) works with the extensive flexibility of her voice, and the ways in which it can be disconnected from its natural, human connotations. Created for variable spaces from theatres, to clubs and galleries, the backbone of Janvin's projects focus on the physical aspects of sound, vocal instrumentation and potential dualities of the natural versus artificial, organic/synthetic, and minimal/dramatic.

Stine Janvin's live work is an ongoing exploration of her Fake Synthetic Music concept, materialised as a double LP on PAN, a stage piece for voice, echo and lights designed by Morten Joh, and a collaboration with video artist Erik Ferguson. In addition to commissioned work and collaborations for and with other artists, such as Ula Sickle, Adam Linder and Holly Herndon, Janvin is also performing regularly with duo project Native Instrument (Shelter Press, Entr'acte) and her alter ego ST/NE (Laura Lies In).

As an interpreter, Janvin is a member of the Holly Herndon Ensemble, and performs contemporary music as a soprano with vocal ensemble Song Circus and in collaboration with composers such as Catherine Lamb, Maja S.K Ratkje and Øyvind Mæland.

Production

Current projects

Disko Arts Festival
Artistic Director

Stine Janvin
Artist Management

Selected past adventures

Suture Soven
Artist Coordinator (2018)

Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival
International Relations (2012-17)

Forecast Platform
Project Coordinator (2017)

Music Norway
Project Coordinator
(Contemporary and Classical) (2015)

Phuterdo Øre
Producer (2016-17)

Lars Petter Hagen
Archiving, in collaboration with Jonas Ersland (2017-18)
Production

Current projects

Disko Arts Festival
Artistic Director

Stine Janvin
Artist Management

Selected past adventures Suture Soven
Artist Coordinator (2018)



Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival
International Relations (2012-17)

Forecast Platform
Project Coordinator (2017)

Music Norway
Project Coordinator
(Contemporary and Classical) (2015)

Phuterdo Øre
Producer (2016-17)

Lars Petter Hagen
Archiving, in collaboration with Jonas Ersland (2017-18)