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Sat, 14 Sept


Marmorsalen, Sentralen

States of Wonder – Cikada at Ultima

Cikada's annual concert at Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

States of Wonder – Cikada at Ultima
States of Wonder – Cikada at Ultima

Time & Location

14 Sept 2024, 15:00

Marmorsalen, Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, 0157 Oslo, Norway

About the Event

This programme of three recent works includes the world premiere of Into the Woodlands by Linda Catlin Smith. Written for Cikada, Into the Woodlands is inspired by walks in a beautiful wooded grove where shafts of light would suddenly pour through the canopy of leaves, creating a constant filtering of light and dark. The piece offers a subtly changing landscape which reflects Catlin Smith’s fascination with harmony, colour, and melodic twists and turns.

Sofia Avramidou’s music is anchored in the spectral tradition, which emphasises timbre contrasts and the harmonic relationships evolving between a sound's overtones. A Hug to Die is inspired by British playwright Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, a dramatic narrative about an author arrested for crimes resembling the ones he writes about. Clara Iannotta is also noted for her musical theatricality, as well as the physicality of her sound. echo from afar (ii) is an obsessively detailed sound world of overtones, resonances and harmonies.


Linda Catlin Smith: Into the Woodlands (2024)

Sofia Avramidou: A Hug to Die (2022)

Clara Iannotta: echo from afar (ii) (2022)

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