Concert series at The National Gallery:


The critically acclaimed ensemble asamisimasa plays pieces by international contemporary composers relating to Hannah Ryggen works.

Helmut Lachenmann: Pression (1970) for solo cello
Laurence Crane: Sound of Horse (2009) for klarinett, cello, gitar og slagverk
Carola Bauckholdt: Klarinettentrio (1993) for klarinett, cello og klaver

For the Hannah Ryggen exhibition Weaving the world at The National Gallery, nyMusikk presents a concert series in cooperation with The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, autumn 2015. With asamisimasa (30 August), Jessica Sligter & Susanna (6 September) and Mika Vainio (4 October).

asamisimasa. Foto: J. Norvik.

asamisimasa ensemble is an internationally acclaimed contemporary ensemble known for its distinctive artistic profile, dedication to contemporary expression, and ability to recontextualise music. Known for their appearances at festivals like Donaueschinger Musiktage (Darmstadt) and Ultraschall (Berlin) the ensemble has collaborated closely with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Aldo Clementi, Øyvind Torvund, Alvin Lucier and Michael Finnissy. For their performance they will perform a handpicked repertoire of international and Nordic politically and socially engaged pieces acting as a musical counterpart to Hannah Ryggen’s work.

Tanja Orning - cello
Anders Førisdal - guitars
Håkon Stene - percussion
Ellen Ugelvik - piano/keyboards
Kristine Tjøgersen - clarinets

Weaving the world

Hannah Ryggen (1894–1970) is one of the most significant Scandinavian artists of the twentieth century. Her tapestries are visual responses to major and minor events, conflicts and processes. She captured the world in her weaving. In the early 1930s, she addressed fascism and the destructive consequences of Nazi power. Violence and abuse are visualised in an idiom reminiscent of modern, critical history painting. Her narrative drive goes hand in hand with a free accentuation of abstract patterns, shapes and colours.

The exhibition echoes a broad renewal of interest in Ryggen’s figurative and highly captivating modernism internationally. It is produced in collaboration with the Moderna Museet in Malmö.

The National Gallery
30 August

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