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Fri, 24 Sept


Tøyen kirke

Cikada | Ultima

Fairies, bee dances and infinitesimal acceleration from Cikada

Cikada | Ultima
Cikada | Ultima

Time & Location

24 Sept 2021, 19:00

Tøyen kirke, Herslebs gate 43, 0578 Oslo, Norway

About the Event

Clara Iannotta – we left her in a sack for fairies to reclaim (2021, WP) Written for Cikada

Liza Lim – The Turning Dance of the Bee (2016)

Karim Haddad – "... and I have tried to keep them from falling" (2001) 

Georg Friedrich Haas – ... fließend ... (2020, WP) Written for Cikada 

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Cikada present a swarm of intricate new music from four challenging composers.

Based in Berlin, Clara Iannotta is an Italian composer and curator. We left her in a sack for fairies to reclaim (2021) is the latest of several works responding to the poetry of Dorothy Molloy.

Australian composer Liza Lim’s The Turning Dance of the Bee takes  its form from the dance performed by honey bees inside the hive to  communicate knowledge to fellow bees about sources of flowers rich in  nectar and pollen.  They perform a ‘waggle’ dance that traces  circles or a looping figure eight, angling their movements against the  direction of the sun as navigational information. That figure eight is  also known as the infinity symbol: a mathematical concept and also a  pathway of ecstasy traced by the bees.

…fließend… (2020),  a recent work by Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas, is constructed  from long, sustained notes with the goal of expressing a sense of  acceleration over a long duration.

The concert offers a rare  opportunity to hear a work by Karim Haddad, a Beirut-born composer who  studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris and the  Sorbonne. His piece for string trio takes its title from a line in Ezra Pound’s Canto XIII.

 Photography: Siv Dolmen

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