Thursday 11 September
ULTIMA OSLO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
A concert with new and older works by Liza Lim, one of the world’s leading contemporary music composers, with a background from several continents: Asia, Australia, and Europa. Lim, who was born in Perth, Australia, is captivated by the quintessentially Norwegian sound of the Hardanger fiddle and has given it a central role in the concert. At this concert Cikada Ensemble will give a first performance of her latest work.
The concert will also mark the Norwegian premiere of Henrik Hellstenius’ new Oslo-inspired work entitled Places of Sounds and Words, a work for vocalists, ensemble, and sounds from the “real” world: from parks, squares, stairways, conversations, and arguments. Music, texts and sounds of reality are combined to form brief music–theatrical encounters that touch on the subject of how we are present in the world yet do not participate in it. Henrik Hellstenius has written the work for Elisabeth Holmertz, Cikada Ensemble. Peter Knutsen has made a video in conjunction with this performance at Ultima. Tea and cake will be served in Nasjonalgalleriets café from 5 pm.
Winding Bodies (2013-14)
The Heart’s Ear (1997)
Places of sounds and words (WP)
Soloist: Elisabeth Holmertz. Conductor: Christian Eggen. Cikada Ensemble.
Video: Peter Knudsen
See video of Places of sounds and words here
Produced by Cikada
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