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Morton Feldman: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello @ Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival // 12 sept 20

Marmorsalen, SENTRALEN 19:00 A composer’s dying breath ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’ Samuel Beckett’s famous closing line from The Unnameable perfectly describes the mood of the last work completed by American composer Morton Feldman. Feldman’s delicate, sparse methods eventually transcended his early indeterminate work with the 1950s ‘New York School’ of John Cage, Earle Brown and Christian Wolff. The 75-minute Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello is a hymn to eternity, with its resignment to fate and luminous melancholy. Premiered two months before the composer’s death in 1987, it’s a beautifully austere swansong full of beguiling dissonances and the sense of a tide forever lapping at the shore. N

Manos Tsangaris: Winzig @ Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival // 09 & 10 sept 2016

SENTRALEN FRIDAY 21:00 SATURDAY 21:00 Intimate tour of Sentralen’s hidden spaces with the deviously inventive German composer Manos Tsangaris, born in Düsseldorf in 1956 and trained under Mauricio Kagel, describes winzig (Tiny) - Music theatre miniatures / Theatre for a house as a series of music-theatre miniatures, or music for a building. Much of his work is concerned with disrupting standard listening environments and utilising space in radical new ways – as he plans to do here at Sentralen. Over a period of three hours, the public are invited to move in small groups between a series of around ten listening stations scattered all over the building. At each stage a performance using lo-fi

Cikada String Quartet @ Suså Festival // 04 sept 2016

Sunday September 4th, 12:00 @ Grønnegade Ny Ridehus Carola Bauckholt: Lichtung Ragnhild Berstad: toreuma Christian Winther Christensen: String Quartet Nr. 1 Sunday September 4th, 16:00 @ Grønnegade Ny Ridehus John Cage: excerpts from String Quartet in Four Parts (I og IV) Martin Stauning: Atmende Steine Hans-Henrik Nordstrøm: Strygekvartet nr. 3 (”Den norske”)


Sentralen, Postboks 183 Sentrum, 0102 Oslo

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