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Bass Drum! is Morten J. Olsen's solo debut. Having made a strong impact on the Berlin scene for improvised music since his arrival in 2006, his trademark is impeccable instrumental control and an exceptional affinity for sonic exploration. After touring most of the globe with MoHa! and Ultralyd, his present instrument of choice is a rotating bass drum, prepared and extended with small percussion instruments. From what seems to be limited means, he creates a complete sound world, redefining the idea of what percussion music is about. Bass Drum! is the fourth volume in +3DB's series "Music for One." Morten J. Olsen (b. 1981, Stavanger) is a musician, composer and artist. He studied in Amsterdam, but has been living and working in Berlin and Stavanger since 2006. Olsen mainly plays percussion, usually within selected forms of experimental music. He works with a sound palette that includes orchestral, electronic, improvised music and rock. He has performed throughout Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia with MoHa!, Ultralyd, The Pitch, and his latest collaboration NMO, with Rubén Patiño. Olsen is also a member of Splitter Orchester, a 25-piece improvising collective based in Berlin. He has released more than 40 records on approximately 10 different labels and recently adopted a new hobby as a techno DJ. Morten J. Olsen: 32" Gran cassa and percussion.