Los Angeles filmmaker/musician Hans Fjellestad has screened in theaters, galleries, museums, and festivals throughout the world and on television networks including Showtime, MTV, ABC News, Adult Swim, PBS, and BBC. Fjellestad’s filmography as writer/director includes award-winning feature documentaries “Sunset Strip” (2012), “Moog” (2004), “Frontier Life” (2003), “When The World Breaks” (2010). He also wrote/produced “The Heart Is A Drum Machine” (2009), and “Lords of Chaos” (2012).
As musician, Fjellestad has toured internationally and recorded extensively as a solo artist as well as in collaboration with Muhal Richard Abrams, George Lewis, Peter Kowald, Lé Quan Ninh, Lisle Ellis, Haco, Miya Masaoka, Money Mark, G.E. Stinson, Yoshimi P-We, Thomas Dimuzio, David Scott Stone, Marcos Fernandes, David Slusser, Baiyon, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Raymond MacDonald, Jakob Riis, P.O. Jørgens, Aiyun Huang, Sean Griffin, Mike Keneally, Nortec Collective, among others. An “innovative musician” (All About Jazz) and “master of analogue synthesis” (The Wire), Fjellestad’s music has been described as “unbridled sonic freedom… raw, almost shamanic energy that embodies the true essence of unrestricted music” (XLR8R).
Fjellestad co-founded the Trummerflora Collective, and has worked as a curator/producer for international art initiative inSite_05. He was artist-in-residence at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood 2008-2011, where he curated and hosted the monthly music series ResBox.
Aiyun Huang’s “Save Percussion Theater” (mode 242)