Animated Live: St. Croix - Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Animated Live: St. Croix


This year we at FAF are happy to announce that we have expanded our Animated Live club concept to four concerts over two nights – including this years closing party. Get ready for two nights of avantgarde, experimental and danceable happenings that incorporate music and live video-animation equally.
Book your ticket in advance, as this is a popular event that you dont want to miss out on.

Festivalpass, free entrance
280,- per ticket

Fredag 20.10 – Store Sal, St.Croix – doors open 20.00. Age limit: 18.

21.00-22.00: Ánnámáret & Marja Viitahuhta

We start out with a familiar face, as videoartist Marja Viitahuhta accompanies joiker Ánnámáret and her Ensemble. Their joint venture film ´Flames´ was screened at the FAF 2021 opening ceremony and we are delighted to have them back in a live concert format. Ánnámáret is Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman, Sámi musician who lives and whose work is based in Nuorgam, northernmost Finland. Her music is inspired by life and nature in Sápmi. Ánnámáret’s band combines indigenous Sámi vocal music yoik to the ancient sound of Finnish bowed lyre jouhikko, played by Ilkka Heinonen, and organic live electronics, played by Turkka Inkilä. The music gains influence from both the rich tradition of yoik and the vibrant Sámi culture and Arctic nature, by taking to intensely experiential worlds by means of music and images. The concert is accompanied by Marja Viitahuhta’s video art based on Ánnámáret’s innermost visions and ideas in her joiks.

22.00-01.00 Snorre Magnar Solberg & Ola Lysgaard

DJ-shaman Snorre Magnar Solberg and video-wizard Ola Lysgaard enchants the audience with a hypnoticing psychedelic gourmet of audio and video. They have collaborated on several spectacular audiovideo happenings at Østre in Bergen, and has prepared a special treat for the occasion consisting of self-composer material of ambient, techno, acid, fractals, wormholes and mushrooms. Both artist names animation as a source of inspiration for their work, and are delighted to be part of this years Animation festival. And we are eagerly looking forward to see what they cook up in their cauldron of music and video. Put on your dancing shoes, dress likes its the future, and get ready for a journey in body and soul.

Animated Live is a mini festival within the festival, focussing on the juxtaposition of live music and live videoart/animation. Curated by Anders N. Moen and Henrik B. Langgård. In collaboration with Urban Sound Art Festival, St.Croix, Tim Finseth, Dag Kopperud and Østfold Internasjonale Teater.


Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman

Ánnámáret, Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman, is a Sámi yoiker. She released her first yoik album Nieguid duovdagat with her band in February 2021. Prior to that, Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman had released two solo albums with Ánnámáret Ensemble (Beallječiŋat 2011 and Gollehelmmot 2016). She has also worked as a solo artist on numerous Sámi music productions.

Marja Viitahuhta

Marja Viitahuhta is a media artist whose works include short films, presentations, installations, photographs, and collages. Her works have been exhibited internationally, for example at the Cannes Film Festival, where her film 99 Years of My Life was awarded in 2004. The said work has also been acquired for the collections of MoMA and Kiasma. Many of Viitahuhta’s works explore immortality in relation to existence, examine women’s biographical stories and experiences, and investigate the relationship between text and images.

Turkka Inkilä

Turkka Inkilä is a multi-genre musician and composer. Together with his band Tölöläb, he aims to create electroacoustic music that breaks away from scenic conventions. The music combines the unpredictability of modern music, the sincere pursuit of beauty, and the bodily experience of electronic dance music. He is currently studying the Japanese Kinko School’s Shakuhachi Programme under the guidance of his teacher Gunnar Jinmei Linder. Additionally, he actively participates in the Helsinki-based association Eloa ry as a composer, arranger, and flutist.

Ilkka Heinonen

Ilkka Heinonen is a musician and composer who specializes in folk music. His instruments include the Finnish bowed lyre, G-violone, and the contrabass. In addition to bands that have gained influence from European folk music cultures, Heinonen has worked as both a solo artist and in an orchestra, performing in concerts and participating in projects involving modern and traditional music.

Snorre Magnar Solberg

Multi-artist and DJ-shaman Snorre Magnar Solberg has during the last decade established himself as one of Norway´s most uncompromising techno DJs. Whether it has been through his own Club No-No and Ambient Garden, label and event concept, or the multiple collaborations with the Berlin-based Sex Tags Mania, Solberg has a unique in-the-moment punk attitude, mixed with years of experience. Improvising an all-night-long, eclectic mix of self-composed material in ambient, techno, acid, electro, and experimental electronic music.

Ola Lysgaard

Ola Lysgaard is a visual artist working in live visuals, animation, comics, game dev, and everything else that’s fun.