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Enslaved and Ole Hamre at Tall Ships Race 2014 Bergen

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:22

The prog black metal band Enslaved and multi-percussionist Ole Hamre has been commissioned to write a new work for The Tall Ships Races 2014 Bergen. They will perform from the front deck of Statsraad Lehmkuhl Saturday evening, and the concert involves the participation of many of the ships at the harbour.

BEK has developed the technology that enables communication between the musicians and the boats.

As Ole Hamre plays the keyboard, an application developed in Max sends OSC messages to a server at BEK. A server-side application, also developed in Max, receives the messages, and updates a number of web pages accordingly. Each of the boats is provided with a link to a web page that provides them with instructions about when to blow the horn.

Time and place:
  • Fisketorget/Statsraad Lehmkuhl, Bergen - 26/07/2014 21:30

Innerst

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:13

1 installation – 6 stories

Then she looks her in the eye. Everything stops. Before time began again. From a sullen restraint and cool exterior, she finds herself in chaos.

Bjorn Holbakken exhibition Innerst is an installation consisting of six paintings.

Each painting is associated with a short story, each painting has its own story. The stories offers us a glimpse into the nature of man when they meets themselves. The exhibition consists of paintings, sculpture, trash , video and text. Musician and artist Katy Penny has made ​​a sound backdrop and will also be contributing with a musical performance at the opening. The performance has been composed especially for the occasion . Bergen Center for Electronic Arts – BEK, has contributed with technical solutions.

Bjorn Holbakken studied at the Art Academy in Bergen and has had a long career as a ceramic artist. In recent years he has moved from clay over to canvas, in addition to working with installations . This is the fifth time that Holbakken has exhibited at Gallery VOX .

The exhibition opens May 15th at . 17 , with performances by Katy Penny , accounting for 7 June.

NOTE : The Gallery is closed on 17 and 29 May.
Welcome to Gallery VOX . Strand Street 223, 5004 Bergen

Time and place:
  • Galleri Vox - 15/05/2014 to 07/06/2014

When the light began fading, I wandered home

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:27

Cornelia Glitsch (Foto) og Hans Christian van Nijkerk (Video/Lyd)

Utstilling på BLOKK – 01-03. august 2014.
Åpning: 01. august kl 20:00.

Utstilling på BLOKK – 01-03. august 2014.
Åpning: 01. august kl 20:00.

Utstillingstittelen er et sitat fra Alan Lightmans essay “Prisoners of the Wired World” hvor han reflekterer over hvorfor han ikke lenger sløser med tid. Utstillingen er det første samarbeidet mellom Cornelia Glitsch og Hans Christian van Nijkerk. De oppdaget at enkelte av deres arbeider lå innenfor samme grunntone, estetisk og tematisk. Begge kunstnerne er opptatt av oppmerksomhet og evnen til å finne og dvele ved noe. De liker å ha en nysgjerrig og lyttende tilnærming og ser verdien i å øve seg i tålmodighet og følsomhet. Derfor tiltrekkes de gjerne av situasjoner, ting og steder der det tilsynelatende skjer lite, men der noe allikevel griper dem.

Lydsporet, komponert og spilt inn av Hans Christian, er inspirert av ambient musikksjangeren (jf. Brian Eno, Boards of Canada m.m.). Ambient musikk vektlegger tone og atmosfære fremfor tradisjonell oppbygning eller rytme og er “ment til å gi ro og et rom å tenke i.” (fra heftet til Brian Enos Ambient 1: Music For Airports.)

Cornelia Glitsch (f. 1976) har bachelor fra KHIB og har de siste årene levd av sesongarbeid som kirkegårdsgartner og brukt vintrene til egenstudier og kunstprosess med interesse for blant annet langsomhet. Foto er et av hennes nærmeste uttrykk; det har vært med lenge og er det hun bruker mest kontinuerlig. Andre uttrykk hun har jobbet med er performance, sang, lyd og stedsspesifikke verk.

Hans Christian van Nijkerk (f. 1982) er en norsk/nederlandsk billedkunstner, performer og musiker bosatt i Bergen. Han tok sin bachelor i samtidskunst i Tromsø. Hans Christians primære uttrykk er performance, såvel live som videobasert. Videre jobber han med musikk, lyd, foto, tekst og installasjon. I arbeidene sine utforsker Hans Christian – gjerne med humor – tematikk som publikum, kommunikasjonsteknologi, grådighet, begjær, minner, forgjengelighet og død. Hans siste til dels autobiografiske hovedprosjekt omhandler konkurranse og friidrett.

Han har opptrådd på og stilt ut i bl.a. Silverlens Gallery (Singapore), NNKS (Svolvær), Small Projects (Tromsø), NM i poesislam (Oslo) og Dansens Hus (Oslo).

www.kerkart.com

Utstillingen er støttet av BEK.
www.bek.no

Time and place:
  • BLOKK - 01/08/2014 to 03/08/2014

New prize for internet art: Prix Net Art

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:05

Beginning this autumn, Rhizome and Beijing-based TASML and CAT/CCIA will award a substantial new prize for internet art.

The “no strings attached” prize, which will be awarded three times in total in 2014, 2015, and 2016, will recognize the past work and future promise of one artist making outstanding work on the internet. The awardee will receive $10,000; a second distinction award of $5,000 will also be made each year.

To us, the prize feels timely. It celebrates the current moment of internet art and looks ahead to its future. As many artists have won international acclaim for work that tackles technology as subject matter through media forms of long standing—sculpture, installation, and painting—internet art remains less recognized, less supported. This prize gives a boost to those who continue to make art on the internet, and emphasizes the unique cultural importance of such work.

We’re thrilled to work with our partners to acknowledge significant internet artists who continue to be committed to working online, who have inspired us in the past, and whose best work still lies ahead.

Deadline for nominations: August 31, 2014. Please see full information about the prize on http://www.prixnetart.org.

Call for participation

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:00

Festival Radical dB, based in Zaragoza, Spain, is seaking for artists working in the field of Live Coding for the first edition of the festival on 13th-16th of november 2014.

Selected artists will present a performance of 30 minutes plus a presentation of their work.

Artists must send a link with video of a live performance, a bio with residence address.

Concerts will take place at brand new Centro de Arte y Tecnologia Etopia

Radical dB will provide accommodation for 1 to 3 nights on the festival, and in some extent travel and artist fees.
Artists will be proposed to be interviewed by local radio.

Send the material at : info@radicaldb.es

CfP: 1st Web Audio Conference (WAC) — Ircam and Mozilla Paris, France, 26–28 January 2015

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:19

WAC is the first international conference on web audio technologies and applications. http://wac.ircam.fr

The conference welcomes web R&D developers, audio processing scientists, application designers and people involved in web standards.

The conference addresses research, development, design, and standards concerned with emerging audio-related web technologies such as Web Audio API, Web RTC, Web Sockets, and Javascript.

Contributions to the first edition of WAC are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Innovative audio and music based web applications (with social and user experience aspects)
  • Client-side audio processing (real-time or non real-time)
  • Audio data and metadata formats and network delivery
  • Server-side audio processing and client access
  • Client-side audio engine and rendering
  • Frameworks for audio manipulation
  • Web Audio API design and implementation
  • Client-side audio visualization
  • Multimedia integration
  • Web standards and use of standards within audio based web projects
  • Hardware, tangible interface and use of Web Audio API

Call for submissions

  • Technical papers – 2 to 8 pages
  • Demo / Poster
  • Web Audio Gig – involving usage of the Web Audio API and “audience devices participation”

October 10, 2014: Deadline for submission -
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wac15

Please refer to the WAC website for additional information:
http://wac.ircam.fr

KHIO - Videreutdanning i entreprenørskap

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 10:13

Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo bekjentgjør nå et nytt kurs til høsten:
Videreutdanning i entreprenørskap: Hvordan å bli rik på din kunst, også økonomisk.

Målgruppen for kurset er designere og hele bredden av kunstnere, som visuell kunst, musikk, dans, opera og teater. Formålet er å hjelpe utdannede kunstnere og designere til å etablere og videreutvikle egen bedrift, og arbeide med den utfordringen det er å skape inntekt på grunnlag av den kompetansen man har.

Søknadsfrist for opptak er torsdag 7. august 2014.

Informasjon om kurset finnes her: http://www.khio.no/Norsk/Studieinformasjon/Etter-_og_videreutdanning/Kurstilbud/

Vennlig hilsen
Etter- og videreutdanningen ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo

Siren Tjøtta
Seniorrådgiver, kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid og arbeidsliv
Prosjektleder, entreprenørskap i kunst og design, http://ekd.khio.no/
Etter- og videreutdanningsprogrammet v/KHiO http://www.khio.no/evu/
tel 00 47 93 20 82 10

Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo
Fossvn 24
6853 St Olavs plass
NO-0130 OSLO
Orgnr: 977 027 233
Sentralbord: 22 99 50 00
http://www.khio.no/Norsk/Om_Kunsthogskolen/Besok_oss/

Parmerud(SE) Brummer(DE) Barrett(NO/UK) Lopez-Lezcano(US) Vinjar(NO)

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 09:38

As part of the Multi concert series 2014, Lydgalleriet & BEK presents: An ambisonics concert feat.
Åke Parmerud (SE)
Ludger Brummer (DE)
Natasha Barrett (NO/UK)
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano (USA)
Anders Vinjar (NO)

Doors open 20:00, concert starts at 20:30
Aria ex Aria by Anders Vinjar is commisioned by BEK.

Åke Parmerud (Sweden): Raw (2012) 18’00 – Norwegian premier

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”Raw” was made for an event created by GEIGER, a Swedish organisation for new music situated in my home town Goteborg. I wanted to make a ”noisy” piece since somehow noise music tends to be a preference in the choice of music presented during the GEIGER events. 

The piece was made from one sound source only. The most uncontrollable software synth I ever encountered: Skrewell, a part of Native Instruments collection of instruments. I decided to use the output totally ”raw” as not to try to perfect the sound in any way, not adding any processing, effects or other post treatment of the sound. It finally came out as a kind of composed improvisation where I combined prerecorded material with live performance. Of course it was a complete failure taken as a noise piece. I guess I reached my limits as a musical chameleon in this case, but I am still quite happy with the outcome of a piece created in less than a week…

’Raw’ is spatialised using ZKM’s Zirkonium software.




Ludger Brummer (Germany): Shine (2007) 20’00 – Norwegian premier

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A composition for Klangdome.
The paradoxical idea of moving forward yet staying in the moment has been fascinating me for a long time. This thought can be the basis for nightmares but also for interesting thinking models. Consistently fractals among other things can be subordinated to this logic contradicting all dialectic.cMusically speaking this paradox can be phrased in the use of single grains. The grain as sound object is a singular event. By condensing the amount of grains a continuous surface emerges composed from many single events that disintegrate afterwards into singular moments. Equally, singular intervals merge into patterns that again will be compressed into an extremely complex structured surface.This is exactly what happens in the course of the composition Shine – after a burst the singular event emerges from the surface, out of which shapes, while gathering speed and becoming more complex, turn into a surface again before finally disintegrating in the coda. It is the ever constant that is articulated in its permanent wandering.
The totality of this environment is enhanced by the expansion of the acoustic sound space surrounding the listeners’ spheres. As a result the audience appear as part of a cosmos, within which they are located.
’Shine’ has been realised with the aid of Genesis, Zirkonium, Common Music and Common Lisp Music softwares.
Genesis, a software used to simulate swinging objects, was developed at ACROE Institute by Claude Cadoz, Annie Luciani and Jean-Loup Florens. This technology applied in animating physical models is based on the implementation of Newton’s laws. The simulation of objects is persued both acoustically and visually.
The Zirkonium software was developed at ZKM|Karlsruhe .With the aid of Zirkonium software multi-channel works can be played in various speaker environments. Common Music is an algorithmic compositional tool, designed by Heinrich Taube at ZKM and the University of Illinois. Common Lisp Music is a sound synthesis protocol, developed by William Schottstaedt at CCRMA of Stanford University.

INTERVAL

Natasha Barrett (Norway / UK): Shanghai Soundwalk (2014) 8’35 – World premier.


’Shanghai Soundwalk’ is a recording of an environmental excursion: a soundwalk in the traditional sense, compressed in time. We cross the Huaihai Middle Road, follow parallel backstreets where men playing mahjong mix with children, bikes, scooters and woman going about their daily chores, heading towards markets in the Laoximen district. A clear jump in time and space over the Huangpu River launches us into the World Expo 2010.

’Shanghai Soundwalk’ is decoded from 1st order Soundfield recordings. A stereo and binaural 3D version will be released on the +3dB label later this year.



Fernando Lopez-Lezcano (USA): Velvet Skin, Heart of Steel (2013) 7’06 – Norwegian premier

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The Bing Concert Hall may appear to be sonic velvet, gracefully covered with multiple overlapping sinusoidal curves carved from warm resonant wood, its sails and cloud ceiling caressing all sounds produced on stage into enveloping beauty, but at the core, the Bing Concert Hall is made of steel. I had a chance to bang on the steel beams as they were waiting on the ground before construction began. Sleeping steel, biding for its time of hidden glory. I also climbed on top of the “cloud” ceiling after construction was finished, recorder in hand, and spent one hour getting sounds out of anything that could be banged or scrapped or bowed. Some of those sounds are included in this collage and short etude that is a prelude for a longer piece. Included are metal doors banging in asymmetrical rhythms, steel pipes and beams of all shapes and sizes, big ventilation fans left over after construction, and much more. The sonic materials were coaxed into musical form using Bill Schottstaedt’s s7 Scheme language interpreter and CLM.
’Velvet Skin, Heart of Steel’ is spatialised with 3rd order 3D ambisonics.

Anders Vinjar (Norway): Aria ex aria (2014) 12:00 – World premier.
The piece contains recordings of rooms – inside, outside, small, large – filled with the sound of many types of activity – spanning technology, human expression, and nature sounds. The recordings are made using a DMS technique, also known as Sound Field mic. Madelaine Church in Paris, a car, mountain waters in Vassfaret, interiors of instruments, the vegetable seller on the street corner, wandering through Oslo, trifles on the table – different sounding qualities interact and are thus shaped further, creating a musical progression at play. The play is encoded in Ambisonics. All the work is done with Linux and open source software.

Time and place:
  • Lydgalleriet - 26/06/2014 20:00

Benedicte Clementsen at HOVE

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:42

As part of Hovefestivalen’s artistic program, Benedicte Clementsen will show two art works. In Bunker 37 she displays her video installation One Combination Like Any Other (two channel video (HD) (6:11 min) and audio (17:11 min), looped) ; on the Pebble Beach, which is part of the festival site, she shows performances at announced times.

Videoen er ved første øyekast vakker og forførende, med sine hudlige og taktile referanser, men under overflaten lurer en ubestemmelig og nærmest postapokalyptisk stemning. Lydarbeidet er både kroppslig og intens i karakter, og bidrar til å etablere et uforløsende spenningsfelt. Performancen forholder seg til naturomgivelsene på Hove og tar utgangspunkt i dyre- og planterikets evner til kamuflasje og mimikry.

Benedicte Clementsen undersøker det kroppslige i møte med industrielle materialer og omgivelser, hvor kroppen og materialet betraktes som likeverdige aktører i sin overførbare sanselige taktilitet.

BEK has supported the project with equipment and project space for testing playback solutions and formats.

Benedicte Clementsen (f. 1986) bor og arbeider i Bergen. Hun har sin base i tidsbaserte medier som performance og video, ofte i sammenheng med lyd og installasjoner. Clementsen fullførte våren 2014 sin bachelorgrad ved Kunst- og Designhøgskolen i Bergen, Avdeling kunstakademiet. Hun har blant annet vist arbeider ved Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn, New York), Lincoln Art Programme (Lincoln, England), Atelier Nord, KNIPSU og Galleri Fisk.

www.benedicteclementsen.com

Time and place:
  • HOVE - 28/06/2014 to 03/07/2014

Server hard disk problem

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 06:34

We experience hard drive failure at our server today, currently affecting mail services. We hope to have it fixed by the end of the work day.

Rad #6 Frihet Samspill Isolasjon

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 07:22

In cooperation with the Belgium label Seismographic Fabric we launch the album ‘frihet, samspill, isolasjon’ with contributions from Sigbjørn Apeland, Kris Delacourt, Espen Sommer Eide, Knut Vaage, Anne Marthe Dyvi, Signe Lidén and Dag-Are Haugan. The record is a double vinyl with cover by artist Jochem vanden Ecker.

Platelansering på Fjellhytten på Fløyen 14.juni 2014, kl. 19 (fløibanen avgang kl. 18). Lett servering og fjellluft inkludert. Ta med egen drikke. Aktivitetsprogram annonseres senere.

Juni 2011 arrangerte BEK – Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst, den andre utgaven av Rad i Våge, Kvinnherad. Arrangementet fant sted i komponisten Knut Vaages hytte. Hytta er et sted hvor Vaage komponerer musikk i isolasjon. Den er plassert på familiegården, der hans bestefar, bonde og poet Ragnvald Vaage, skrev dikt, noveller og romaner i begynnelsen av det 20. århundre. Rad #2 inviterte et utvalg musikere, kunstnere, publikum og flått, som improviserte sammen og tilbrakte natten i hytta og i medbrakte telt, lavvoer, småbåter og bobiler. Rad #6 er basert på en serie opptak av Rad #2.

Rad is a series of singular events curated by Espen Sommer Eide and Anne Marte Dyvi. This Rad #6 album is based on recordings from the event Rad #2, where artists and audience huddled in the cabin of composer Knut Vaage, a night in June, 2011.

BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, is a national resource centre for work within the field of arts and new technology.

Time and place:
  • Fjellhytten - 14/06/2014 19:00

The Whistling Project by Susi Law

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:53

Isn’t it a non-gender specific voice, unconscious sound we make/ heard, signal tunes, a universal language when relaxed/ nervous, a forbidden gesture, a skill that parents taught, and a little gust of wind going through our lips?

The Whistling Project is a performative research initiated by Susi Law from last fall, she interviewed whistlers she came across and collected whistling sound in different cities in Germany, Switzerland, France and Norway. By invitation from curator Gitte Sætre, the project is now stationed at Alvøen (one of the oldest industrial communities which became one of the finest residential areas) with interactions between the local residents and the nature by private/ public whistling moments.

The project Whistle for Alvøen begins at Alvøen Culture Day* and will last for the whole month in June. Artist/ Active Listener Susi Law will be setting up a few whistling stations in Alvøen, and collect stories and whistling tunes in the air. The selected research materials will be shown in the end of June.

Susi Law, independent artist and active listener. She focuses on capturing, translating, articulating and circulating sensitivity. She graduated from Academy of Visual Arts in Hong Kong and Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and have been working on curatorial affairs in sound art.

BEK supported the project with equipment and working space.
http://unexpectedworks.com

Time and place:
  • the museum garden of Alvøen Manor - 01/06/2014 to 30/06/2014

Open call at Signal Culture

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:56

Signal Culture hosts residents for periods of a week to 2 months in a live/work space in the beautiful village of Owego in central New York State. We believe in the importance of fostering a community of people working with experimental media art and will host multiple residents concurrently to set a stage for conversation, networking, and possible collaboration.
http://signalculture.org/residency.html#.U47sx8bBAxI

Henrik Koppen performs on The Jist Release

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 09:44

On the occasion of the elpee release of musical duo THE JIST, there was a big celebration at landmark with music, performances, dance and art. BEK has supported Henrik Koppen with equipment for his performance. The materials he will be performing with are: glass bottles, birch sap, projection and a funnel. The performance will last for 20 minutes.

The contributors are:

Stephan Meidell solo
Henrik Koppen performance
Jonas Flemsæter Hamre + Ole Mofjell duo
Brage Tørmænen solo
Tove Standal dans
Emil Larsen dikt
Fredrik Parelius dikt
Ruben Eikebø kunst/video
Fredrik Wiig Sørensen kunst
Tolgalainen Birøkter DJ

And of course THE JIST.

Time and place:
  • Landmark - 15/05/2014 19:00

Vladimir Putins utrolige og bevegende fortelling...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:41

…about his return to the vacation house in Sochi, where he used to spend his summers.

An exhibition by Miriam Myrstad.

Miriam Myrstad is a second BA student at the Bergen Academy for Art and Design in Bergen. She works multi-disciplinary, with a special focus on text, video and sound-based art. Central to her practice is the development of alternative, relational and performative strategies: different possibilities for placement and scenography.

At Galleri fisk she will show “Vladimir Putins utrolige og bevegende fortelling om tilbakekomsten til feriehuset i Sochi, der han tilbragte sine tidlige somre” (2014) on the occasion of the Pobedy (Victory Day), Russia’s official commemoration of the Nazi capitulation.

Time and place:
  • Galleri Fisk - 09/05/2014 19:00

Raspberry Pi Notes

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:52

Over the past year Stian has been using Raspberry Pi for a number of his own projects, as well as for video playback solutions in several projects by other artists at BEK.

He has set up a web page where he collects hints and howtos for others that want to start working on RaspberryPi.

http://pi.bek.no

The Raspberry Pi is a small computer with the size of a credit card.

Time and place:
  • pi.bek.no - 14/05/2014 to 30/05/2014

Lunch Seminar in Oslo the 16th

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:06

Videokunstarkivet inviterer til lunsjseminar med Geert Mul.
Sted: Atelier Nord ANX, Olaf Ryes Plass 2, 0552 Oslo (inng. fra Sofienberggt.)
Tid: Fredag 16. mai 2014, kl 13 – 16
Gratis adgang (inkl. lunsj).
NB: Obligatorisk påmelding til pnek(at)pnek.org

MEAGHEA SKKLL RKGM MAH TNCA

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 09:22

BEK supports several works in the MA 2014 exhibition. The movie The Perpetual Progeny by Anders Elsrud Hultgren was commissioned by BEK for Screen City 2013. The multichannel sound installation by Ellen Øyen Vister based on field recordings from Røst is part of Radio Hopes and Dreams – Lab For Ecological Transition. Max/Jamoma is used for mixing and playback. BEK has also supervised the making of the perfomance installation Pulse Sequence by Georgia Rodger.

http://www.masterutstillingen2014.com/
http://khib.no/norsk/studentarbeid/avgangsutstillinger-2014/masterutstillingen-i-kunst-2014/

The MA Degree Show in Fine Art 2014 takes place at Bergen Kunsthall from 11 Aapril to 4 May. The title is “MEAGHEA SKKLL RKGM MAH TNCA”.

This year the MA Degree Show in Fine Art at Bergen Kunsthall presents the work of 23 artists entering the final stages of the two-year study programme at Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

The work exhibited encompasses a wide range of artistic practice including painting, sculpture, film, animation, photography, installation, sound and performance.

This exhibition may be understood as a collective portrait of a group of emerging artists who have spent a crucial period of their development in each other’s company.

These graduates come from diverse professional backgrounds, cultures, and different experiences. This exhibition provides a glimpse into the practice of these twenty-three artists at a pivotal point in their careers.

Alternative Guided Tours
The exhibitors have decided to invite the visitors to the MA Degree Show to engage in discussions about their work by offering a series of alternative guided tours and public events throughout the duration of the Degree Show.

The candidates will be inviting professionals and specialists from diverse fields to give guided tours based on their interpretation of the works through their own specialist area of knowledge.

Exhibitors
Nora Adwan, Gavin Frankcom, Arne Pedersen, Kristin Austreid, Christiane Lieungh, Manuel Portioli, Marie Storaas, Lasse Årikstad, Stacy Brafield, Lona Hansen, Amber Ablett, Helene Førde, Alexandru Raevschi, Elin Vister, Kay Arne Kirkebø, Georgia Rodger, Margrethe Kolstad Brekke, Erna Elínbjörg Skúladóttir, ronnie s , Karin Blomgren, Anders Elsrud Hultgreen, Tatiana Lozano, Hidemi Nishida.

Anders Elsrud Hultgren
Evighetens avkom

EVIGHETENS AVKOM er en skildring av to parallelle landskap – En skikkelses rundgang gjennom et landskap hinsides naturen: I et landskap liggende parallellt med det synelige.

Margrethe Kolstad Brekke and Elin Øyen Vister
Radio Hopes and Dreams – Lab For Ecological Transistion

Elin Øyen Vister /Child of Klang, (b. 1976), is a Norwegian artist currently completing her MFA at the art academy in Bergen, Norway. She completed the Nordic Sound Art programme in 2012, and has a background in djìng and radio. Since 2010, she has been partly based in the Røst archipelago, the outermost part of Lofoten, Northern Norway.

Øyen Vister is working with field recording, sound installation, multichannel and stereo sound work, performance, live improvisation, sound for film as well as site specific sound interventions. She is occupied with listening as a practice, in ways of composing, sensing and experiencing the world; much inspired by the american philospher and composer Pauline Oliveros Deep Listening practice.

One of her ongoing projects, Soundscape Røst, investigates and documents the rapidly changing natural and cultural sound environments of the Røst archipelago, as a result of the ongoing global environmental crisis and the increasing neo liberal state politics of Norway.

Øyen Vister adresses topics of ecological transistion and the global loss of biodiversity through her artistic practice and takes a queer eco feminist perspective when looking closer into the very often disfunctional nature-culture relation, and human-non human and human-human relations. She is the founder of Røst AIR – an interdisiplinary, ecologogical artist in residency and artist association, founded in 2012, situated on Skomvær island, Røst.

www.radiohopesanddreams.com
www.childofklang.no
www.soundscaperost.com
www.soundcloud.com/leynarrecordings
rostair.com

Georgia Rodger
Pulse Sequence

I’ve been working with the idea of performative making; a transformative process where the focus is on the act of making itself. In parallel to the creation of a physical sculpture, I loop and layer sounds to make a cumulative composition, overlaying the first moment with layer upon layer so that these past moments remain present and animated. In this live metamorphosis, body, sound and material come together in time to create a multi-dimensional whole.

www.georgiarodger.co.uk

Time and place:
  • Bergen kunsthall - 11/04/2014 to 04/05/2014

Mikrophonie

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:15

LEMUR (No) feat. Benjamin Maumus (FR)

In Mikrophonie Lemur explores the musical possibilities existing inside the ensemble’s instruments. The public can access Lemurs distinctive sound world through headphones, creating a unique listening situation. The piece is a tribute to Stockhausen’s work of the same title, and relates to how the ensemble uses microphones to extract almost inaudible sounds.

Lemur samarbeider i dette prosjektet med den franske komponisten og lydteknologen Benjamin Maumus. Maumus er en av Frankrikes mest rutinerte utøvere av flerkanals elektroakustisk musikk og arbeider ved GMEA – senter for musikalsk kreasjon – i Albi.

Lemur ble stiftet i 2006 av Bjørnar Habbestad, fløyter, Hild Sofie Tafjord, horn, Lene Grenager, cello og Michael Francis Duch, kontrabass. Ensemblet turnerer aktivt, og har siden debuten i Trondheim opptrådt i Norge, Sverige,Tyskland, Belgia, Nederland, Frankrike, Taiwan, Macau, Kina, England, Skottland og Island. Etter to studioalbum på +3DB records er Lemur nå klare med dobbeltalbumet “Parish of Lemur”.

“Mikrophonie” er koprodusert av BEK sammen med Lydgalleriet, og realisert med støtte fra Bergen Kommune og Norsk Kulturråd.

Se også Lydgalleriet´s nettsider for mer info. www.lydgalleriet.no
Konsertstart kl 20:30 (dørene åpner kl 20:00)

Billetter i døren: 80kr (50kr for student)

OM ARTISTENE:

Bjørnar Habbestad (1976) fløytist, improvisatør og lydkunstner utdannet ved Griegakademiet (2000), Guildhall School of Music, London (2001) og Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2003). Arbeider som solist, kammer- og ensemblemusiker med Norge og Europa som nedslagsfelt. Habbestad har opptrådt på de mest sentrale norske scener og festivaler som Festspillene i Bergen, Ultima, Moldejazz, Boreals og står bak en rekke norske førstegangsfremføringer av komponister som Salvatore Sciarrino, Luigi Nono og Brian Ferneyhough. Han er også en ettertraktet ensemblemusiker med samtidsmusikk som spesialfelt. Habbestad har komponert musikk for danseteateret Carte Blanche, konsertinstallasjonen ”Unruhige Räume” for Borealisfestivalen 2011 og lydkunstverket telart for Bergen Kunst Museum.

Hild Sofie Tafjord (1974) arbeider som musiker, komponist og er jazzutdannet hornist fra Norges Musikkhøgskole i 2000. Tafjord har laget musikk for dans, film, teater, installasjoner, skulpturer, vært aktør i forestillinger, holdt workshops og stedsspesifikke konserter i Europa, Asia, Amerika og USA. Hun er aktiv med sitt eget solo prosjekt og spiller i tillegg i band som SPUNK, Agrare, Zeitkratzer, Trinacria og Phantom Orchard Orchestra. Tafjord har samarbeidet med et stort antall artister som Matmos, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Otomo Yoshihide, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, Wolf Eyes mfl. og har deltatt på over 30 utgivelser på bl.a. Rune Grammofon, Asphodel, picadisk, ECM, Universal, Moserobie, Jazzland, Important Records og Gameboy Records.

Lene Grenager (1969) er cellist, komponist og produsent. Hun har skrevet musikk til ulike bestninger, fra solo til stort orkester, fra strengt noterte partiturer til kombinasjoner notasjon av improvisasjon. I tillegg til Lemur spiller hun i SPUNK og Jernberg/Grenager duo. Grenager har samarbeidet med musikere som Joelle Leandre, Ellen Fullmann, Lucio Caprece, Mats Gustavsson, Sten Sandell og Mattin og har deltatt på festivaler som FIMAV Victoriaville, Ultima Oslo, Stockholm New Music, Huddersfield, Novembermusic, All Ears, Wels Unlimited og Molde Jazzfestival. Hun har bidratt på et 20-tall utgivelser som komponist, cellist og produsent hvor av tre er viet hennes egne komposisjoner. Albumet Systema naturae (Øra fonogram) ble nominert til Spellemannsprisen i to klasser i 2010 !

Michael Francis Duch (1978) er født og oppvokst i Trondheim og spiller kontrabass. Duch avsluttet sin treårige periode som kunststipendiat ved Institutt for Musikk, NTNU i 2010. Med prosjektet “Friimprovisasjon – Sjanger og Metode” forsket han på friimprovisasjon og improvisasjonsbasert eksperimentell musikk. Han har vært med på over 30 utgivelser i ulike format, og har spilt solokonserter i Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim, Oslo, Tromsø, Aten og London. Duch spiller ellers med trioen TILBURY/DUCH/DAVIES med John Tilbury og Rhodri Davies, i rockebandet Dog & Sky, frijazz med trioen EN EN EN (Tor Haugerud og Eirik Hegdal), dronetrioen TRICYCLE (Anita Kaasbøll og Nikos Veliotis), akustisk post-noise med ORIGAMI TACET (Tore Bøe) og i diverse andre konstellasjoner. Av andre ad hoc samarbeid kan nevnes Otomo Yoshihide, Taku Sugimoto, Sachiko M, Mark Wastell, Mattin, Mats G.

Time and place:
  • Lydgalleriet/Østre - 10/05/2014 20:00

Summer Sessions 2014

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 07:20

Unique opportunity for young artists based in Norway: Through the Summer Sessions Talent Development Network, you can now apply for an eight-week residency including project assistance through one of PNEKs collaborators around the world. Extended deadline May 26!

Last year, Bergen-based artist Cecilia Jonsson did a very successful residency at V2 Rotterdam, where she completed her Iron Ring Project.

http://www.summersessions.net/