Ed Pettersen has been a recording artist, songwriter and producer since 1994. Mad King Edmund is his Avant Garde/Free Jazz/Electronic Music side project. The band is a cross-cultural/cross-continental collaboration between musicians Ed has admired and/or worked with for many years. Reed player Frode Gjerstad and multi-instrumentalist Freddy Holm from Norway, Tracy Silverman from Eclectica and Terry Riley's group and Pete Abbott (Average White Band), Cooper Moore, Thollem McDonas, Jeff Lederer, Giuseppi Logan and Dylan Simon. The plan is...there is no plan. Just inspired, improvisational compositions without boundaries or preconceptions. The group just recorded its debut and plans to release the album in early 2011. Festival touring will follow.