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ATHANA SYMPHONIC EXPERIENCE

(a page dedicated to Athana's collaboration with SSO and Stewart Copeland)

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NEWS AND UPDATES

December 2017
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Playing MaiJazz 2018 with guests Gary Husband and Jody Linscott. Read all about it.

January 2017
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Happy New Year! Shiny New Webshop up and running!


November 2016
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New review and interview!


September 2016
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New press from Stavanger Aftenbladet by Leif Tore Lindø (Norwegian only)

January 2016
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New track from the upcoming album "Invisible Colors" feat Gary Husband!


April 2015
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New review added + teaser tracks!

November
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New updates!

March
-Updates all over!


January 2014
-New reviews and interviews added!


November
- You can now buy the "Athana Symphonic Experience" Blu-Ray here!

June
-New review!


April
-Pictures from the ATHANA SYMPHONIC EXPERIENCE added along with new interview and reviews.

January 2013
-Happy New Year! Tracks from the upcoming album "Paviljon" uploaded!

June
- New reviews!

March
- New reviews!

January 2012
- Happy New Year! Let's celebrate the new year with a free download of a new remix!

October
- New tracks uploaded.

June
- Pictures from Tou Tower, a guitar performance featuring 48 guitarists playing Athanas compositions.
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Summer interview, Rogalands Avis (Norwegian only)

April
- New upcoming guitar duo album with fellow guitar player Vidar Schanche. Vinyl release autumn 2011. Give it a preview listen here

March
- Pictures and audio clip from a no-audience concert on a construction site

- New press! Here and here. (Norwegian Only)

January 2011
- Happy New Year! Free download at soundcloud.com

December
-New review in Stavanger Aftenblad (Norwegian Only)

November
-Re-working the Gear-section. Pedals and other stuff coming soon.

September
-Wonder how Athanas pedals work? Check it.

August
-Fresh review on "Beats & Pieces" added in the feedback-section!

July
-Check out the write up on Athanas pedal! (Norwegian only)

June
-Two new videos added!

-Two new articles about Athanas brand new vinyl, "Beats and Pieces"!

May
-Four new teasers from the upcoming album "Beats & Pieces" (releasedate: 16/6)

-Pics from the mastering session in Oslo!

January 2010
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Happy New Year!

-Here's a belated christmas present: free download of the Dennis deSantis remix of Grim Reaper Leaves the Planet!

-L.E.D. Light Galaxies just got voted as one of the best releases in 2009. Source: The Black Planet, Portugal.

-New review from groove.no!

Desember
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Article about Athanas Signature pedal from Stavanger Aftenblad.

-Check out the brand new Kalimba Symphony (Tanganyika fly-by) video!

November
-Two new reviews added in feedback-section!

-Check out Athanas Signature Overdrive pedal here. Now available from Effects Pedal Boutique in the US.

July
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Bergens Tidende reviews "L.E.D. Light Galaxies!

-New "L.E.D. Light Galaxies" review here
(Norwegian Only)

June
Interview with Athana and his "L.E.D. Light Galaxies" here , and a new article and here (Norwegian Only).


May

-New Album, "L.E.D. Light Galaxies". Releasedate: 27/5-09.

-Gig in Bergen during NattJazz, Verftet 20/5

January 2009
-Two fresh reviews added in the "Feedback" section!

-"Athana Remixed 05-08" gets its review in Scanorama!

November
- Effects and Soundscapes Guitar Clinic, coming up the 22nd of November.

October
- Check out the Peppermint Fuzz soundclip at Analogman, Athana's new toy.

-Athana appearing on TV-Vest's new weekend show, "Sidesprang".

September
-The whole Athana catalogue is now available on Amazon.com

- The tune “Porten” is now the theme song for the new tv series “Sidesprang” on TV-Vest, this autumn.

July
- Top guitarpedal guy Mike “Analogman” Piera, promotes Athana t-shirts in US.
- Soundclip from upcoming performance with “Madeleines Mad Teater” from Copenhagen, at Tou Scene. Reviews here and here.

June
- New review and interview added in the Feedback-section.

May
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Important week coming up: "Athana Remixed 0508" release and MaiJazz concert on Friday, 9th May.

Feburary
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Please help out my fellow musician and close friend Andrew D´Angelo, who´s been struck by cancer, and has no insurance.

-On the 9th of May, Athana will be playing during the Mai-Jazz festival. The upcoming "Athana Remixed 0508" CD will get its release the very same day.

-Athana FX Clinic!

Januar 2008
-Happy New Year! Free download “Ocean 0306” - the radioedit.

November
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New "Corridor" review in Scanorama!

October
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Yet another interview in Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian)

- "Corridor" review in Stavanger Aftenblad.

- Snapshots from the release concert added! And a review from Rogalands Avis!

September
- Media-section updated!

August
- A few pictures from the very last "Corridor" studio session added!

June
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Eivind Aarset is laying down guitartracks on one of the songs for the upcoming album, "Corridor" - releasedate, 22.09.07

March
-New review in Scanorama and an interview in Stavanger Aftenblad! (in Norwegian)

February
-Hot Licks of the week, athana at musictoyz.com

January 2007
-Another review of Athana's latest, "ambient:exhibitions"

December
-Athana's "ambient:exhibitions" gets its first review in Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian)

- New video added; a experimental piece featuring athana & grong. Merry Christmas!

-In depth interview in Musikkpraksis (in Norwegian)

November
-NRK TV interview, Athana and artist Oddny F. Raugstad (in Norwegian)-The album “ambient.exhibitions vol.1” is now released. In the shops and soon on itunes.

-Athana gets a little publicity in the Portuguese magazine Iberica Elegy.

-Live video from charity concert St. Johannes Church 29/10, with the crowd joining in.

-New ambient album, "ambient:exhibitions vol. 1", will be released in November 2006, through West Audio Music. Click here for an exclusive first taste.

September
-Athana TV-Vest interview (YouTube Video)

-In depth interview coming up in Musikk Praksis, November Issue.

-Helgåleiren Kunst&Kultur Festival

July
- Acoustic duo performed with son Anders (MP3, click to download) . Thanks to Strand Guitars for loan of a great instrument.

June
- Fellow Norwegians; check out this fresh article from Rogalands Avis!

May
- Athana's cd recieves yet another positive review, this time from Guitar Player Magazine!

April
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Photos from the Tou Scene duo gig 8 April 06!

- April 8th, 21:45, Athana is playing live at Tou Scene!

- It has just been confirmed that athana's CD will get a review in the June issue of Guitar Player.


March
-Athana now on Itunes

- Studiosession photos. Remixing single version of “Porten”, plus recording new tune “Ridgewells Cherry Birds”. Release May/June-06.

February
-Athanas CD receives good words in Scanorama. Click here to read them.

-Passing 20.000 visitors and more than 10.000 mp3 downloads. Thank you, music lovers!

January 2006
-Photos from the Egersund gig!

-More live-clips from Cementen! (Funk#4 and Cherry Birds)

-Aftenbladet is soon playing the entire Cementen gig exclusively
on their radio. Click here for the air dates.

-Happy New Year! Celebrate the coming of the New Year with this exclusive live-clip from Cementen!

December
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Christmas gift to all fans and music-lovers; Free download of the tune “Porten single version!

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The tune Porten was recently played during a TV-programs in the UK!

November
-Pictures and a 4-minute long video (22MB) from the Tou Scene gig!

October
-Athana t-shirts are now available!

-Signing publishing deal with m.o.d. (music on demand) in LA. Working on film/tv scores.

-Another positive CD-review will be featured in the upcoming issue of Vintage Guitar Mag. You can read it right here!

September
-New features on the navigation-bar: live-dates and discography!
-Fellow norwegians! Be sure to read the recent `Stavanger Aftenblad` review right here!

August
-Athana promo video-clip! Download and be sure to tell your friends!

-Over 10,000 visitors!

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Now distribution in Australia by Tempest Recordings.

July

-Artist of the week at musictoyz.com.

-Download flyer, and tell a friend. Click here for the norwegian version, and here for the english version.

June
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The CD is available in shops at the 20th of June. Click here to see the CD-cover.

-New article added, this time from Rogalands Avis. Click here to read (in norwegian only)

-Added some photos of the release-party, with some of the musicians and people involved in this project.

-Be sure to read the article about athana right here (in norwegian only)

-Pics and videoclips (clip1 and clip2) from the reunion concert with Wasaband, performing songs from the album “Sightseeing”(released 1983) at Sandnes Festen 11th of June.

May
-Athana just recently played a gig with Andrew D'Angelo at Cementen Scene. Click here for a review, and here for some photos.

April
-The reality tv-show “I Married a Princess”, launched 18. of April in US. Theme song by Arne Hovda & Jeff Cohen, feat, athana on guitars.

-Live gig at Cementen/Stavanger w/Andrew D´Angelo 28/4

- Athana available at itunes from 28/4

March

-Click here to check out Athanas interview in the swedish magazine MM (in swedish only)

February
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Played By:Larm with native Norwegian group Adjagas

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Recording guitartracks for an American TV-series theme song. Written by Arne Hovda/Jeff Cohen.

-New feature: “Gear”. After many requests.


Januar 2005

-In the March issue of the Swedish magazine MM(Musiker Magasinet), there will be a major interview on gear and about the athana project

-New 3 minute version of the 9 minute long "Alien Elephants" tune added.

-Happy New Year all of you, following my path. Thanks!

December
-new video-short added in the mp3 section!

-new feature this month. get free guitar samples

-The site was featured in the webwatch section in Music Tech Magazine (Read More)


November
-This site has now passed over 3000 hits! Thanks to everybody!

October
-where I got my inspiration to write the tune “Porten”.

- Interview in Stavanger Aftenblad by Kjetil Wold


September

- Future Music Magazine; "This is the most unusual demo for this month..." (Read More)-All songs from the album “Dandy Lines and Nevergreens” is now available at musiconline.no, released by the indie label West Audio Music.

August
-All songs on the mp3 page, are now cut down to aprox. 1/3. Because we´re getting close to a download deal, with a record company. Sorry, but time´s out for free downloads of whole songs.
There's also a new one uploaded, called SAMAKA feat. Bendik Andersson on drums.

-Watch out for reviews in “Future Music” magazine October issue. The tune “Porten” is featured in the coverdisc.

July
-Just added a new song in the download section; Half Awake Running.

June
-A new short musicvideo is added to the mp3 section. Be sure to check it out!

May
-The tune “Picazzo” feat. Andrew d´Angelo on bass clarinet and saxophone, is now uploaded on the mp3 page. This song is well received at the Jellifish/Prosound camps..As I use both the Jellifish and Robotalk on this track.

March
-Website launched 23/3-04
-Working on editing “Porten, Funk#4 and Samaka” in the studio SOS.-Editing guitar tracks from Damon Shulman, to get ”Gentle Giant” 2.generation flavour in there.-Melody F Grand Prix (been there, played there)

-Arne Hovda leaves for New York to play gigs with Chris Barron.-Will be demoing for Charlie Chandler (CCGX) at his stand, at The London Guitar Show 8-9 of May this year.

-Planning to have an EP with three tunes ready before summer.

This project is supported by Stavanger Kommune

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