For program info and details of this years trollofon visit www.trollofon.com


Klubb Pilota ("Landmark Trolleyhall") has monthly shows at Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall.

for upcoming program check out the blog on pilota.fms frontpage!


The electric engines does not only give the trolleybus it´s needed power - they also give energy to the Trollofon. The electricity is tapped directly from the wire-network above. Such were the old trolleys. The louder the musicians play the slower the trolleyengines work.

 

 


This Skoda 9Tr is furnished with trollofonic samples: Available for trollopeds, trollofonics and other maniacs.


All trollofonic samples in aiff format.

The trollofon publishing co. Get your trollofon here.  
 

PILOTA.FM is a norwegian webzine and -radio. All kinds of experimental, electronic and contemporary music will be covered here.

The PILOTA.FMradio is transmitted monthly. It contains interviews with both internationally and nationally known musicians and artists. You can find reviews of cd's and trolleybuses here.


This T'bus - SKODA 9TR is the main artist in the Trollofon. One of the purest and most forgotten artists in the world of electronica.

The extraordinary Trollofon and other live-concerts will be streamed directly and indirectly. There will also occur interesting sound and voices from The Bergen International Festival which takes place in the end of May.

A catalog of transmitted radioprogrammes, sound and voices are available on PILOTA.FM/catalogues

The connection between music and the Trolleybus is obvious. And very close. The Trolleyhall in Bergen (where the Trolleybuses sleep) is housing a vintage veteran-Trolley from the Skoda-factory in Ostrow, Tsjekkia. This Trolley is the main artist in the Trollofon - which is an electronica-tribute to one of the purest and most forgotten artists in the world of electronic music - Skoda 9TR.


Espen Sommer Eide (phonophani) and John Hegre couldn't do Trollofon no. 1 alone: the vintage SKODA 9TR was the main attraction and host.


The trolleybuses are still going strong in most parts of the world. But in northern Europe where the welfarehysteriae has grown out of proportion, remains only one little route - route 2 in Bergen, Norway. But even this Trolleyroute is in danger. The municipal politicians of Bergen are discussing the Trolleyfuture as we speak.

PILOTA.FM will therefore invite electronica-artists from all over the world to participate in the Trollofon. First the artist receives a DAT or MD with original SKODA-sounds. These will be a possible sample-material and inspirational source. Then the artist has to take a bus to Bergen. Or a plane.


The old SKODA 9 TR has only 33 seats. Which is one of the main reasons why a Trollofon is such a remarkable experience. An old shiny yellow beauty scrolling down from the endstop (a mountaintop called 'Birkelundstoppen') towards downtown Bergen, filled with beautiful live audio.


33 seats are built in the 9TR. 33 passengers can experience the Trollofon. 33 tickets are available.

The electric engines of the bus does not only give the Trolleybus it´s needed power - they also give energy to the Trollofon. The electricity is taken directly from the wire-network above. Such were the old Trolleys. The louder the musicians are playing the slower the Trolleyengines are working. If the musical intensity is extreme- the whole route will be shortcircuited. Then at least 8 Trolleys will stop. These are the stakes.


The whole environment around the bus is influenced by the Trollofon. Two grand loudspeakers in the back of the bus resonate through the landscape around and makes it flicker and glow like a vintage movie. While performing the Trollofon the 9 TR drives from up above the scenic fjord-view, down through the historical and central parts of Bergen. All the way distorting and manipulating the surroundings with sound.


The medieval gate of Bergen is a part of Route 2. Then upwards the idyllic hillside called 'Kalfaret' - the Calvary.

The Trollofon isn't only a electronic show off. It is also demonstrates for the politicians a singular message: that we have to take care of our Trolleyline. The politicians haven't decided yet what to do. The Trolleyfuture is still insecure. Therefore your artistical and mental support is very important and fundamental. The 9TR need that support.


Ny Musikk (ISCM - International Society for Contemporary Music in Norway), Norsk Kulturråd (Norwegian Council of Culture), Bergen Ny Musikk, BEK (Bergen Center for Electronic Art) and the Student Radio of Bergen.

Without the support of GAIAtrafikk (The Bergen Bus-company) the T´phones and the Trollopedia couldn't have been realized.


The Hansa Quartet plays while Landmark is sinking.

The venue of Klubb Pilota is 'Landmark '. A café based in a characteristic North Atlantic functionalistic building. The café is extremely well equipped electronically: a brand new audio and visual system. The remarkable interior is designed by the internationally claimed designer Børre Sæthre. It makes Landmark a perfect venue for klubb pilota. Klubb Pilota curates the Trollofon.