JUHANI SILVOLA

     COMPOSER / MUSICIAN / PRODUCER

NEW ALBUM OUT 11.02.2019

© Andreas Ulvo

 

Juhani Silvola is a composer, musician and producer working across multiple genres and disciplines.

On his latest album Post-Biological Wildlife, he draws from the rich history of electronic and experimental music, fusing influences from, amongst others, French electro-acoustic composers, Japanese harsh-noise, Finnish minimal techno and C20th chamber music into a distinct voice. 

Juhani’s music often explores themes circling post-humanism, nature and virtual reality, questioning the role of humanity in the near future, and painting varied scenarios without exclusively condemning or glorifying the techno-futuristic vision. 

Silvola has worked with music ranging from acoustic folk to free improv, doom to sound art, and is a sought-after performer on acoustic and electric guitar, with several high-profile albums to his name. He currently plays with Sarah-Jane Summers, Frode Haltli, The SISKIN Quartet, Sjøvaag & Silvola and Kelda Kvartett. He has worked with, among others, Sam Lee, Adjagas, Splashgirl, Erlend Viken Trio, Earlybird Stringband, Sacred Harp, Jessica Sligter, Erlend Apneseth, Sigrid Moldestad and Unni Løvlid, and has participated in performance- and installation-art projects with Jenny Hval/Jessica Sligter, Hege Pålsrud and Koan.

He has previously released two critically acclaimed solo-albums (the improvised acoustic solo guitar album Imaginary Archives, and the experimental & cinematic drone-rock album Strange Flowers), two highly successful and forward-thinking folk-music albums with the duo Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola, and produced and mixed albums for bands such as Highasakite.

Juhani has a master’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he studied electroacoustic composition with the world-renowned composer Natasha Barrett.

PRESS

 About Summers & Silvola

Widdershins (2016) - awarded Top of the World status from Songlines and 5/5 from fRoots.

Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola (2013) - Top of the World status and 5/5 from Songlines.

“One of the finest folk duos around” (Songlines)


“Dazzling album” 5/5* (Tim Chipping/fRoots)

"magnificent...absolute masters of their instruments"

(5/5*, Fiona Talkington/ Songlines)

 About Imaginary Archives vol.1

“Superbly played, wonderfully produced”

(BBC3 Late Junction)

 

“Mercurial and unique album” (Songlines)

About Jonas Sjøvaag & Juhani Silvola

“An impressive debut” (Eyal Hareuveni)

“With rare melodic flair, solid rhythmic structures and superbly improvised interaction as key elements, this album is a soundtrack for 2018 that is worth noting.” (Republic Of Jazz)

BASIC INFO

 

where//

 

Finnish/Norwegian, based in Nesodden, Norway

 

genres//

Electroacoustic, Traditional Music (Scottish / Norwegian / Finnish), Experimental, Desert Blues, Improvised, Left-field Rock/Pop, Noise

 

instruments//

Acoustic & electric guitars and other stringed instruments, Modular Synths, MAX/MSP, No-Input Mixer, Objects

 

interests//

All things relating to sound and music. Philosophy, Contemporary Art & Art Theory, Running in the mountains

 

website//

www.juhanisilvola.com

www.sarahjanejuhani.com

 

label//

Eighth Nerve Audio

 

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

(for full discography see CV)

Forthcoming Releases

Sarah-Jane Summers: Owerset (March 2019)

Juhani Silvola & Jonas Sjøvaag: New album 2019

The SISKIN Quartet: Firefinch (September 2019)

Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola: New album

As a band member (selected)

Juhani Silvola: Post-Biological Wildlife (Eighth Nerve 2019)

Sjøvaag & Silvola: Music for Cities (Shipwreckords 2018)

Juhani Silvola: Imaginary Archives vol.1 (Eighth Nerve 2017)

Ingebjørg Lognvik Reinholdt & Summers/Silvola/Kvam:

Songen om Guro (Ta:lik 2017)

Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola: Widdershins (Dell Daisy 2016)

Juhani Silvola: Strange Flowers (Periskop 2016)

Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola: Duo (Dell Daisy 2013)

Koan: Thresholds (Shipwreckords 2011)

Sacred Harp: Window’s a Fall (Trust Me 2011)

Erlend Viken Trio: Frie Tøyler (Grappa 2014)
Summers/Silvola/Kvam: Mala Fama (Norcd 2012)

Earlybird Stringband: Earlybird Stringband (VME 2010)

Adjagas: Adjagas (Trust Me 2005)

As studio musician / producer / mixer (selected)

Sarah-Jane Summers: VIRR/SOLO/OWERSET/KALOPSIA (producer/recording/mix) (Eighth Nerve 2017)

Bridget & Leif: Sea Of Trees (Playingwithmusic 2018)

Splashgirl: Pressure (musician) (Hubro 2011)

Jessica: Fear and the framing (recording/musician) (Hubro 2012)
: Balls and Kittens, Draught and Strangling Rain (musician) (Hubro 2011)

Lena Nymark: Beautiful Silence (producer) (Grappa 2014)

Highasakite: All that Floats Will Rain (producer/mix) (Riot Factory 2012)
Ine Hoem: The Island EP (producer/mix) (Impeller 2013)
Kyrre Bjørkås: The Big Blot (mix) (Fysisk Format 2017)
Broen: Yoga (mix) (Nabovarsel 2015)
Finland (Qvenild/Grydeland/Hausken/Myhre) (mix) (Hubro 2015)

Ingebjørg Lognvik Reinholdt & Summers/Silvola/Kvam:

Songen om Guro (mix) (Ta:lik 2017)

Visual Music (moods, sketches, excerpts

Favourite tracks from recent albums I play on/have written

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