ONLY CONNECT FESTIVAL OF SOUND 2017
Meet the composer: Jennifer Walshe
SATURDAY 20 MAY
The concert series Meet the composer has existed on and off for about 50 years. In the spring of 2017 it is once more being revitalized in an intimate format.
Opening this year’s Only Connect festival is the genre defying composer Jennifer Walshe, who will perform her work Everything Is Important together with the Arditti Quartet 18 May.
The Irish composer and singer will talk about her artistic practice and present ideas around social media, the composer's role, filmmaking, fictional history and identity construction in conversation with Peter Meanwell of the Borealis festival.
The history of Meet the composer
Meet the composer was instigated in the late 60s by former Ny Musikk chairman Kjell Skyllstad and was a concert series held regularly in Oslo at places like Club 7, the Munch Museum and ABC-teatret, but also at arenas such as the Henie Onstad Art Centre and Kongsberg Jazz Festival.
Among the composers who participated during the early years were Karlheinz Stockhausen, Arne Nordheim, György Ligeti, Finn Mortensen, Kåre Kolberg and Lasse Thoresen.