VOKALIST, KOMPONIST OG PRODUSENT

Vi lager fuglefesival på Ogna!

Kitchen Orchestra, Song Circus & Ogna Scene presenterer Fuglefestival på Ogna 23.-24. november!


Det er første gang Stavangers to profesjonelle frie samtidsensembler samarbeider om å kuratere en festival. To hele dager med musikk, kunst og kulturopplevelser inspirert av fuglelivet!

Lørdagen passer best for ungdom og voksne, mens søndagen er barnas fuglefestival-dag.

PROGRAM LØRDAG:
16:15 Skriveworkshop med Bjørn Arild Ersland og Kathy Hinde (OBS egen billett)
med åpning av Chirp & Drift installasjonen (se under)
18:00 Salg av pizza
19:15 Konsertsett Kitchen Orchestra
20:15 Konsertsett Kitchen Orchestra + Kathy Hinde (live)

PROGRAM SØNDAG:

12.15-12.45: En fugl har lagt golfegg ute i naturen, og vi må hjelpe Hans med å finne dem. Alle som finner vinner!
12.45-13.15: Ornitolog Øyvind Gjerde er hektet på kråker! På fuglefestivalen forteller han utrolige historier om fuglene på Jæren.
13:15-14.00: Ogna Scenes egen Hans, selger pizza.
14.00-14.30: Opplev Kathy Hindes installasjon Chirp & Drift (mer info under)
14:30-15.10: Familieforestillingen «Fugler» med Song Circus, fortellerkunstner Marianne Stenerud og perkusjonist Odd Børge Sagland

Enda en fin anmeldelse!

 5 av 5 stjerner i http://www.chaindlk.com:

“What you will actually hear here subtly takes sound beyond the confines and preconceived notions of what you’ve ever experienced before.”
“The best way of describing “Landscape” is an aural dreamworld that sometimes mixes natural ambient with snippets of other-worldly elements, and also whispers. Vocally, the composition ranges from onomatpoetic utterings to seductive, siren-like glissandoes.”
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“I readily admit that most of my interest in avant-garde modern music stemmed from an earlier time when I was ever so curious about music that did not conform to convention and transcended traditional form. ‘Anatomy of Sound’ however has rekindled a spark for this kind of thing, being some of the best “new music” I’ve heard in a long, long while.”

Takk for samarbeidet Ultima!

Graataralagjet, som jeg og Song Circus har jobbet med i lang tid, hadde premiere under Ultimafestivalen.

Kulturkirken Jakob var det perfekte scenerom, og Tove Kommedals installasjonsverk var uttrykksfullt og forsterket opplevelsen. Nils Henrik Asheims og Therese Birkelund Ulvos har gitt oss musikk som vi kommer til å fremføre mye, og som kommer til å leve videre sammen med oss. I november urframfører vi siste verk i Graataralagjet-triologien, Stones av Tyler Futrell, også det et veldig flott verk.

Tusen takk til Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen og Ultima-teamet. Dere har vært profesjonelle til fingerspissene!

Graatarslagjet at Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival


Song Circus is a Norwegian chamber ensemble of professional and improvising singers. The ensemble is specializing in the interpretation of contemporary music.

SONG CIRCUS PERFORMING GRAATARSLAGJET

SONG CIRCUS & FRØHOLM performing ABSENCE (2019) by composer THERESE BIRKELUND ULVO at ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival. Interactive installation by TOVE KOMMEDAL. Commissioned by Song Circus. First Premiere 2019.

Graatarslagjet – anmeldt på http://5against4.com!

Takknemlig! For en anmeldelse!

“One of the most beautiful works I heard took place at Kulturkirken Jakob in an afternoon concert given by the outstanding vocal quartet Song Circus (who had been so impressive at this year’s Only Connect festival).”
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“– the work, including hardanger fiddle performed by Britt Pernille Frøholm, was breathtakingly immediate, creating drama from the most microscopic of sounds and gestures. Soft, close singing was interspersed with articulated breaths and a plethora of tiny vocal tics and twitches, many of which seemed almost involuntary. Although its language was, from one perspective, a broken-up network of minutiae strung together into a loose-woven tapestry, there was at the same time a sense that everything we were hearing had actually begun life as a changeless, eternal drone, which was being modulated and disrupted by the quartet’s vocal actions. At one extreme, Ulvo practically destroyed the fabric of the music later on via an outbreak of stubbornly persistent coughs, while at the other extreme, she united the singers into small concentrations that vaguely resembled chant. Though it was in its own way just as wildly experimental as the rest of the music during the opening weekend at Ultima 2019, Absence had a focus, an intensity and above all an elegance that set it apart.”

SONG CIRCUS & CRITON PÅ ONLY CONNECT

Er det mulig å blande spectral music med Pauline Oliveros og Salvatore Sciarrino? I følge Bjørnar Habbestad og nyMusikk, var det akkurat det vi gjorde, da vi, fiolinist Silvia Tarozzi (FR) og cellist Deborah Walker (FR) urframførte Pascale Critons musikk under Only Connect i mai. Det er første gang Pascal Criton og hennes musikk er fremført her til lands.

I følge “5 against 4” var det en god opplevelse!

“All five performers were involved in Soar II, receiving its world première, and to a large extent the music inhabited a related soundworld to the solo pieces. Close unisons abounded, notes jarring and buzzing in close proximity like same-charged magnetic poles repulsing each other. It was deeply mesmeric, exhibiting an incredible sense of simultaneous tension and rest; yet in almost every other respect the piece was similarly liminal, continuously caught between unison and dissonance, movement and stasis, noise and breath, and at the last, between sound and silence, voices and instruments alike interacting with air to create only the idea of sound, an idea made real in our imaginations. Absolutely stunning.”

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