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A couple of photos from Phonophani Live at Landmark, Bergen Friday 11. December. Visuals by HC Gilje and his magical 360 degree camera construction. Photos by Eivind Senneset
This week I installed and played various versions of the piece in and around Amalie Skram high school in Bergen, as part of their temporary art in public spaces program. Got some funny looks from other early birds, moving all the speakers into postion at 6 in the morning!
In Moscow this week:
I am performing with Verdensteatret Bridge over Mud at 16 and 19 o'clock monday-wednesday at NCCA.
At DOM, playing a short solo set on monday 28. Info
In Copenhagen: Nordic Music Days screening of "Material Vision – Silent Reading" video work until 30. September.Verdensteatret on Russia K TV:
As part 1 of my contribution together with Signe Lidén for the Dark Ecology Journey 3, we went to Nikel, Russia last week to organize the first edition of the Nikel sound history club, discussing sound and memory with local residents of Nikel.
I made a new composition for the Ultima festival 2015, to be performed and spatialized live on the acousmonium of GRM/Ina at Vulkan arena, Oslo 16. September.
The piece is inspired by the my experiences with mosquitoes and salmon across the Sør-Varanger Peninsula. It is in part also an investigation into animal sensory biology. Both animals have a very unique way of hearing. The mosquito has vibrating antennas that is tuned to certain frequencies, in particular the ones connected to the "flight tone" of the female mosquito. The salmon has a more deep listening ability, being able to hear infrasound and using it to navigate the ocean back to its origin river.
24.-30. September Verdensteatret is going to Moscow, building and performing our piece Bridge over Mud at NCCA. You will find me sweating behind the faders and knobs. We have been working the last month in Oslo growing the piece further (out of control and out of proportion some might argue, since it now takes one week to assemble the "room-instrument" with 10 people working day and night...).
Recently the piece won an Hedda Award for "best audiovisual design" and is also nominated for the "Critics Award 2015". Also great reviews all around for our Oslo show, so our hard work developing it over the last 4 years (starting in Kolkata in 2011 !) is not a complete secret anymore.
Now keeping fingers crossed for the containers to go through customs smoothly!
BEK has released this ebook I wrote for apple iBooks.
This text is based on a lecture for the Platform series at Bergen Kunsthall 10. February 2013. Doing research for my exhibition “Dead Language Poetry”, first installed at Bergen Kunsthall /No. 5 in 2013, I sifted through a vast range of subjects regarding language, some of which made it into the works of the exhibition – others fell into the background web of inspiration. Included is also sounds from the playlist intervention and the video of the performance of the work: Structural metaphors recited in the vedic style.
The weeds are spreading to the continent. The Korsmo weeds archive is now open at Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen, Denmark. Open until 21. June.
11.04.2015 The evening starts at Trykkeriet, Fjøsangerveien 70A with exhibition and food 6 p.m – 9 p.m. Followed by a premiere film screening at Landmark at 9:30 p.m (doors open 9 p.m). Afterwards there will be music by Are Mokkelbost (Single Unit, Kill) and Mental Overdrive (DJ set by Per Martinsen).
Material Vision – Silent Reading is a film and series of prints by Espen Sommer Eide, based on the creation of new musical instruments and a performance developed on Bear Island.
At Trykkeriet Espen Sommer Eide will exhibit 6 photogravure prints originally commissioned by KORO / University of Tromsø for the recently opened Faculty of Science and Technology building, in addition to a new installation work. The prints are printed in an edition of 14.
The exploded lapsteel – photo: Isabelle Vigier
Performed at Sonic Acts / Stedelijk Musem 2015. From the Sonic Acts blog:
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