Monthly Archives: June 2015

I was portrayed by Werksemd for Stavanger Asset Management and their spring publication.

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Visiting RiksUltima at Vibrandsøy

Just outside of Haugesund, a small town on the west coast of Norway, is Vibrandsøy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibrandsøy.

During the first week of June Ultima (http://ultima.no), Concerts of Norway (https://www.rikskonsertene.no/english/english_rk/) and DKS invited 10 000 children to a contemporary music festival for kids – RiksUltima. I did six solo performances with megaphone and a duo performance together with the Dutch vocalist and sound poet, Jaap Blonk. What a wonderful location and what a nice festival concept!

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Recording “And yet they sing”

We are happy to announce that “And yet they sing” is being recorded and that it will be released on cd and by digital distribution during winter 2015/2016:

The piece was originally commissioned by ICORN and a part of Kapittel, Stavanger International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech and the first première was in September 2013. Music by Liv Runesdatter and poems by Mansur Rajih (Jemen/NO).

Liv Runesdatter (vocals, NO), Mansur Rajih (resitation, Jemen /NO), Abdulrahman Surizehi (benju, Iran/Balouchistan/NO), Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (saxophone, NO), Ilmari Hopkins (cello, FIN/NO), Tor Yttredal (saxophone, NO), Violin (TBA), Henning Rød Haugland (piano / percussion, NO), Snorre Bjerck (percussion, NO), Magnus Rød Haugland and Roar Skjelbred (double bass, NO)

 

This is the world

More beautiful than we want to know

and more delicate

More fragile than we can abide

 

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Sound of a Cage 2016 is under construction

The third triennial Sound of a Cage is under construction.

Sound of a Cage 2016 will have a main focus on sound poetry. The art conference is curated by Liv Runesdatter and located on Tou Scene in Stavanger. Among the other collaborators are Stavanger Art Museum, Rogaland Art Centre and NyMusikk.

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Song Circus recording Ruben Sverre Gjertsen’s “Landscape with Figures” and Ole-Henrik Moe’s “Persefone” in 9.1 Auro-3D to be released on Pure Audio Blu-Ray by 2L.
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Music film “So ro”

https://vimeo.com/12154235

I made this music film back in 2009, and I still love Martin Hawkes photographing. Martin and Frank Shortt rented a caravan and visited some of the most beautiful spots in Rogaland. “So, ro snubberusken min” is based on three traditional lullabies from home (Vestfold, Norway, after Ola Gabriel Yndestad).

Cinematography: Martin Hawkes
Voice: Liv Runesdatter
Baglama: Vidar Skrede
Edit: Jon Garcia De Presno
Concept & Direction: Liv Runesdatter & Martin Hawkes
Produced by Saft Film. Supported by Filmkraft Rogaland.

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VERLAIN PROSJEKT

Liv Runesdatter – mezzo soprano
Lena Wegemo – piano

THE TELEMANN CANTATAS

Liv Runesdatter – mezzo soprano
Nora Asheim – violin
Maja Wagner – violin
Olav Stener Olsen – cello
Vidar Vikøren – organ

Upsweep-whistle-bloop

Song Circus is developing “UPSWEEP-WHISTLE-BLOOP” in collaboration with vocalist and composer Stine Janvin Motland (NO (www.stinejanvinmotland.com) and visual artist Jasmijn Visser (NL).

During the cold war, the United States Navy set up sound surveillannce system SOSUS, in order to detect the presence of Soviet Submarines in the Pacific Ocean. SOSUS used the SOFAR channel, a horizontal layer of water at which depth the speed of sound is at its minimum. After the cold war the hydrophones remained and were taken over by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. During the past decades the NOAA picked up many sounds with an unidentified source. These sounds, such Upsweep, Whistle and Bloop might originate from natural phenomena, such as icebergs, earthquakes or whale movements, but could also stem from other manmade vessels, such as submarines.

Using the ambiguous nature of the sounds, Visser and Motland creates a visual and auditive ecosystem. Vissers monumental drawing functions as a vessel on it’s own. In it, the balance between the machinelike, structural intervals and the organic movements are always at play; sometimes merging, collaborating, only to then to destruct again.

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