Marina Rosenfeld + Heloisa Amaral

21:30 Skippergata 22

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For Only Connect, American composer and sound artist Marina Rosenfeld collaborates with pianist Heloisa Amaral on the realization of a new work written specifically for Skippergata 22. The work follows a series of recent works —Deathstar, Deathstar Orchestration, Manners/Duck Soup— where the piano appears as an element within a dense acoustical environment. 

Marina Rosenfeld Piano and work (dominos) (2018)

Marina Rosenfeld. Foto: Eileen Quinlan.

Marina Rosenfeld is a New York-based artist and composer working across disciplines. Her work has been at the forefront of experimental practices in sound and performance since the 1990s

Her works are known for a complex integration of notation and improvisation as the basis for sculptural interventions into monumental and/or resonant spaces, and a conceptual approach to the deployment of loudspeakers, bodies and musical forms.

She has had solo presentations in recent years by institutions including the Museum of Modern Art and the Park Avenue Armory in New York; the Whitney, Montreal, Liverpool and PERFORMA biennials; and the Holland, Wien Modern, Borealis and Ultima festivals, among many others. Projects during 2017 included commissioned works for documenta 14 radio and Donaueschinger Musiktage, and solo exhibitions at Portikus (Frankfurt, Germany) and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, as well as original scores for two widely exhibited works by choreographer Maria Hassabi.

She is co-chair of the graduate program in Music/Sound at Bard College’s MFA program.

Heloisa Amaral. Foto: Cassio Magalhães.

Heloisa Amaral has studied piano, historical keyboards and conducting in Freiburg and Oslo. She mainly performs as soloist and with Duo Hellqvist/Amaral, Amaral/Zöllner and Ensemble neoN. Her interest for experimental music has led to collaborations with composers Helmut Lachenmann, Natasha Barrett, Simon Steen-Andersen, Johannes Kreidler and Alvin Lucier, et al.

In addition to her work as a performer, Heloisa is active as teacher, curator and artist-researcher. In 2012 she co-created Ultima Academy at the Oslo Ultima Contemporary Music Festival together with Lars Petter Hagen and programmed it until 2015. Currently, Heloisa pursues a PhD in artistic research at the Orpheus Institute (BE) and lectures in curatorial practices in music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

Only Connect
25 - 26 May 2018, Oslo

25 May: Sentralen
26 May: Skippergata 22

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