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Mon, 03 Jun



Festspillene i Bergen: Luigi Nono 100

Cikada and SWR Experimentalstudio at Festspillene i Bergen

Festspillene i Bergen: Luigi Nono 100
Festspillene i Bergen: Luigi Nono 100

Time & Location

03 Jun 2024, 18:00

Universitetsaulaen, Muséplassen 3, 5007 Bergen, Norway

About the Event

A radical listener

The Italian composer Luigi Nono (1924–1990) is referred to as one of the most central – and radical – composers of the last century. On 29 January, he would have turned a hundred years old, and during the Bergen International Festival his anniversary is celebrated with a concert featuring musicians from Cikada, SWR Experimentalstudio, tubaist Max Murray and mezzo soprano Zsuzsa Zseni.

– Nono expands and enlarges even the most delicate sounds of the ensemble and uses live electronics almost like a magnifying glass to showcase what exists in this microscopic world, conductor and Professor for Composition at the Grieg Academy Dániel Péter Biró explains.

All the works on the program are created at SWR Experimentalstudio, which has worked for more than 50 years with music utilising live electronics. Throughout the 1980s, Luigi Nono was a regular presence in the studio, which has also been a workplace for composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez.

The concert is organised in collaboration with the Grieg Academy (UiB) and the symposium and artistic research project In Nono's Footsteps, in connection with the opening of the Holberg Week. Four compositions created by the next generation of composers, responding to the works by Nono at this Festival concert, will be premiered as part of In Nono's Footsteps.

From Cikada

Anne Karine Hauge flute

Rolf Borch clarinet

Kenneth Karlsson piano

SWR Experimentalstudio

Michael Acker, Joachim Haas, Daniel Miska sound direction

Max Murray tuba

Zsuzsa Zseni mezzo soprano

Dániel Péter Biró conductor

More info and tickets at Festspillene i Bergen's website

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