Performance & Work-Shops


Premiered at the Bergen International festival 2013

Composition and music production by: Edvard Grieg, Casiokids and King Tubby
Musicians: Ketil Kinden Endresen, Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø, Omar Emanuel Johnsen and Fredrik Øgreid Vogsborg
Produced by: Bergen International Festival



Musicians: Ketil Kinden Endresen and Fredrik Øgreid Vogsborg
Video choreography & video editing: Mario Urban
Electronic instrument workshop: Captain Credible & Robin Barstow
Produced by: ArTik, EUs Youth in Action Programme, Kirsten Bartch.

Press release:

Ketil & Fredrik from Casiokids will make 7 music videos with original music and original videos with 2 school classes of 12 year olds in the Freiburg area of Germany in 4 days. The lyrics will be in the Norwegian language and the workshop will be held at ArTik. Captain Credible and Robin Barstow will be running the electronic instrument workshop.

Freiburg Workshop


Premiered at the Music Library in Stavanger during Nordic Music Week 2012.

Musicians: Ketil Kinden Endresen, Omar Emanuel Johnsen, Fredrik Øgreid Vogsborg
Scenography: Casiokids
Produced by: Nordic Music Week and The Stavanger Music Library

Press release:

Using the  catalogue at the Music Library in Stavanger, the musicians of Casiokids will interpret the history of music, chronologically (where applicable) in 45 min, the length of a school class in Norway. Armed with pen and paper, the audience will be invited to write down as many musical pieces that they can recognize during the performance, with prizes for the best pupils. To get some visual eye candy to go with this music class, we will use an overhead projector, combined with black pen on paper board, and a stick to point with (telescopic).


Premiered at the Ekko festival in Bergen 2010, and also shown at Insomnia festival in Tromsø 2010, and at Tou Scene in Stavanger 2011.

Composition by: Casiokids
Choregrahpy by: Henriette Slorer

Musicians: Ketil Kinden Endresen, Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø, Omar Emanuel Johnsen
Dancers: Henriette Slorer, Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal
Scenography/light design: Martin Flack
Produced by: Ekko (Bergen)
Co producer: Insomnia (Tromsø) og Tou Scene (Stavanger)

Photo by Eirik Lande

Photo by Eirik Lande

Press release:

After music files and streaming has taken over large amounts of the music marked, the intelligent software that choose the order of the music that you listen to out from what the user prefers and habits has become more advanced. The shuffle function is the real creator of mix tapes, a string of songs put together on the ground of how many plays or brutal rejections registered when the song appears in iTunes, Spotify or other music streaming or players. Visually, musically and with contributions from the audience’s own music players, Casiokids and the dancers explore the possibilities and dangers of randomness in action.

“Shuffle” is a family show, suited for kids from the age of 6 and up.

Review from Nö Music Media

(Illustration by Ole Ivar Rudi)


Premiered at the Meteor festival in Bergen 2009, also shown at Kattas festival in Tønsberg 2010 as well as Mini-Øya in Oslo 2010.

Composition by: Casiokids
Puppetry & digital animations by: Digitalteateret
Script: Casiokids & Digitalteateret

Musicians: Ketil Kinden Endresen, Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø, Omar Emanuel Johnsen
Actors: Aslak Helgesen, Ingrid Granum Ellestad, Jean Cena, Helene Ødegaard
Funded by: Norsk Kulturråd

Press release:

Gomurskogen (”The Gomur Forest”) is an adventurous rain forest filled with musical animals who communicate through sounds and songs. They all live in peace, and are protected by the omnipresent Gomurmamma (”The Gomur Mom”). This is about to change as the Gomurs, whose harmony songs brings the rain, are kidnapped by the lizard Togen and the rain forest is thus threatened by ecological disaster.

“Gomurskogen” is a family show, suited for kids of all ages.


Premiered in the centre of Bergen at the 100th anniversary in 2007 of Norwegian classical composer Edvard Grieg.

Composition: Casiokids
Design: Art Academy Bergen

Produced by: Ole Hamre & Unison Bergen
Musicians: Ketil Kinden Endresen, Omar Emanuel Johnsen

The Performance was a homage to Bergen classical composer Edvard Grieg, widely known to be the world first sampler as he incorporated musical references to Norwegian folk music and nature sounds in his works. Sounds from the city ambience buzzing around the statue of Grieg in the centre of Bergen became the raw material for the music. A gigantic grass wall was built up around the statue, sending out sounds collected by Casiokids whilst visitors could hide from traffic noise next to the composer himself.

(Jan Lillebø,


Premiered at the Sous la Plage festival in Paris 2007, also performed at OiOi festival 2008 in Bergen.

Composition: Casiokids
Design: Casiokids
Musicians: Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø, Ketil Kinden Endresen, Omar Emanuel Johnsen, Einar Moland Olsson, Matias Monsen
Produced by: Sous la Plage festival and Festspillene i Bergen

At the Sous La Plage Festival in Paris 2007 we set up a playground for kids and made music on a musical workstation with speakers put up inside the playground. Small microphones were attached to the different toys, and a trampoline became a bass drum, looping the sound of a jumping ball turned into a funny rhythm, rattling from a helter-skelter became a small melody +++. The idea was that the kids would fool around with the different toys for themselves later to realize that they’ve actually made music whilst playing in the playground.

Footage from Sous la plage (by Sandra Jecmenica)


Premiered at the Tyssedal Power Station October 2008.

Composition: Casiokids
Design: Casiokids
Musicians: Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø, Ketil Kinden Endresen, Omar Emanuel Johnsen, Fredrik Øgreid Vogsborg, Matias Monsen
Produced by: BIT Teatergarasjen

In this kids performance we ran through an imaginary work day at Tyssedal power station. Visiting four different stages of a day at the factory, represented by four different instruments in a musical group that culiminated into a improvised jam session, all supervised by the director of the factory, Omar! Note lunch break with carrots that made the melodies for our song.


Premiered at Barnas Hus in Bergen December 2008

Composition: Casiokids
Design: Casiokids, Digitalteateret and Barnas Hus

Produced by: Barnas Hus
Musician: Ketil Kinden Endresen
Actors: Jean Cena, Ingrid Granum Ellestad, Helene Ødegaard and Aslak Helgesen

In samii the northern lights are known as Guovssahas, or ‘the hearable light’. Casiokids, Barnas Hus and Digitalteateret designed a setting where children would climb into an indoor igloo made of white fabric, white icicle shaped microphones and subtle blue light in one of the rooms at Barnas Hus in Bergen. Different sound frequencies from childrens play triggered different colours and patterns to fall on the igloo walls.

Suitable for kids 0 – 6.


Premiered at Arvika Festival in Sweden summer of 2009

Composition: Casiokids
Musicians: Fredrik Øgreid Vogsborg, Omar Emanuel Johnsen, Joachim Trana, Ketil Kinden Endresen, Snorre Lyngstad

Arvika excerpt by ketilkinden



Composition: Casiokids and kids at Kindergartens in the Bergen area.
Musicians: Ketil Kinden Endresen, Omar Emanuel Johnsen, Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø, Fredrik Øgreid Vogsborg, Matias Monsen

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