Mikoo

is a band based in oslo. Four improvisers playing compositions influenced by nuances of intonation, sonorities of church music, using elements of group improvisation, layers and loops, including minimal songs with lyrics. In the process of rehearsing, compositions by the drummer Michaela are transferred into one sound of the band. The goal of working together is to play music that is personal to each of the member and to create intimate, meditative and reflective sound.

Ayumi Tanaka

on piano comes from Japan. Through the process of seeking her own expression in improvised music, she moved to Norway to study at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. She completed her master degree in 2017. Among playing with bands like Nakama, Tanaka/Lindvall/Wallumrød, Thomas Strønen´s Time is a blind guide, she runs her own Ayumi Tanaka Trio together with Christian Meaas Svendsen and Per Oddvar Johansen.

Fredrik Rasten

on guitar is from Norway. His main focus is exploring and utilising the acoustic possibilities of the steel string guitar, working extensively with intonation and an extended concept of consonance. He playes in duo Píp with Torstein Lavik Larsen, quartets Oker, Fennel and in a project with Isak Hedtjärn, Torstein Lavik Larsen and Magda Mayas.

Ina Sagstuen

on voice comes from Norway. She studied Jazz/Improvised music performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. After graduating in 2015 she works as a freelance musician with duos Propan with Natali Garner, Girl with Chriastian Winther, Johan Lindvall´s band Torg and Susanna Wallumrød´s Susanna & the Brotherhood of Our Lady.