Meet the composer:
Joanna Bailie

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.

Joanna Bailie.

We welcome the innovative English composer and sound artist Joanna Bailie for our second run in this series. She is a Berlin based composer working primarily with field recordings and acoustic instruments. This evening she offers her reflections on the poetics of recording and soundscapes, and on nostalgia, memory and meeting points between the audio and visual.

Renowned cellist Tanja Orning will perform Bailie's solo piece Trains for cello and tape. .

Joanna Bailie (b  1973, London) studied composition with Richard Barrett, electronic music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Holland and in 1999 won a fellowship to study at Columbia University.

Her recent work includes chamber music and installation, and is characterized by the use of field recordings together with acoustic instruments. She is also interested in the interplay between the audio and visual as evidenced by her works for camera obscura which include the installation The place you can see and hear and the music-theatre piece Analogue. Together with composer Matthew Shlomowitz, Joanna is the founder and artistic director of Ensemble Plus-Minus.

Her music has been performed by groups such as Ensemble Musikfabrik, London Sinfonietta, The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Ives Ensemble. She has been programmed at events such as the Venice Biennale, Huddersfield, SPOR Festival, Darmstadt and the Borealis and Ultima festivals in Norway. 

Tanja Orning is a cellist and musicologist active in the fields of contemporary and experimental music, performing with groups such as asamisimasa, BOA trio, Dr.Ox, as well as her solo-project Cellotronics. Orning currently works as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

She has commissioned and premiered approx. 80 chamber music and solo works, and has performed at festivals such as Darmstadt, Donaueschingen, Huddersfield, Ultima, Ultraschall, Shared Sounds (Berlin), Taktlos (Zürich) and Portland Jazz festival.

Tanja Orning.

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.

29 March

Entrance: kr 150 / kr 100 (students) / members have free access
Doors 19:30

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