Only Connect 2016: Tectonics
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Oslo’s annual festival of adventurous music Only Connect will in 2016 feature an exciting collaboration with the festival Tectonics. For two days, the renovated bank building Sentralen will be filled with music in a grand collaboration with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Symphonic music, sound installations, ensemble works, electronics, improvisation, brass bands and noise are some of the elements you can experience.
Central in this fully packed international programme is star conductor, improv violinist and Tectonics chief Ilan Volkov who, together with nyMusikk’s artistic director Anne Hilde Neset, has created a polyphonic encounter between different musical ideas and expressions.
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Friday 20 May
19:30 Marmorsalen (doors 19:00)
OSLO PHILHARMONIC conducted by Ilan Volkov performs works by
ca 19:30 Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir Esoteric Mass (doors closed during the piece)
ca 19:45 Jim O’Rourke Come Back Soon
ca 20:10 Cassandra Miller A Large House (doors closed during the piece)
ca 21:00 Øyvind Torvund Sweet Pieces (WP) with soloists HÅKON STENE and ØYSTEIN MOEN
PART 2 (21:45 - 00:00)
ASAMISIMASA performs Laurence Crane Old Life Was Rubbish (2 mins), Events (10 mins), John White in Berlin (13 mins)
(doors closed during the concert, but opens in the short breaks between each work)
22:15 - 01:00 Hvelvet
MARIAM REZAEI MILK /// (sound installation)
MAYA DUNIETZ & GHÉDALIA TAZARTÈS
PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE & OTOMO YOSHIHIDE
Saturday 21 May
15:00 Vinterhagen (free)
MEET THE COMPOSER: Laurence Crane and Catherine Lamb in conversation with Anne Hilde Neset and Ilan Volkov
PART 1 (17:00 - 20:00)
17:00 Forstanderskapssalen (doors 16:30)
Doors closed during all pieces in Forstanderskapssalen
ENSEMBLE NEON + STINE JANVIN MOTLAND perform Catherine Lamb Parallaxis Forma (WP)
ENSEMBLE NEON performs Kristine Tjøgersen Traveling Light 2, Jan Martin Smørdal My Favorite Thing
CHRISTIAN MARCLAY, RHODRI DAVIES, LENE GRENAGER & ILAN VOLKOV
PART 2 (20:00 - 00:00)
Doors closed during parts of Mural II, Maya Dunietz and parts of Screen Play.
Hild Sofie Tajord Mural II with OSLO BRASS BAND, OSLOFJORD BRASS, HASLE BRASS, HASLE SKOLE MUSIKKORPS, symphonic brass from NORGES MUSIKKHØGSKOLE
MARIAM REZAEI & MICHAEL DUCH (short duo set)
MAYA DUNIETZ performs piano pieces by Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou
ESPEN SOMMER EIDE Dead Language Poetry
HEN OGLEDD (Richard Dawson & Rhodri Davies)
Now in its fifth edition, the Norwegian international contemporary music festival Only Connect seeks to make connections between art forms, genres and geographical locations by presenting new listening experiences and challenge genre conventions.
Tectonics, established in 2012 by conductor and Artistic Director Ilan Volkov, is a genuinely ground-breaking music festival blending the contemporary classical tradition with improvised music. Tectonics is presented in Reykjavik, Glasgow, Adelaide and New York.
Ilan Volkov, curator of Tectonics music festival, has had great success with his ground-breaking festival collaborations with different orchestras like BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra og Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. These collaborations have resulted in a rare co-programming of classical and contemporary music, and commission works combined with electronica and improvised music. Young and emerging composers are programmed alongside rarely performed pioneer works from the 60s and 70s.
The Oslo Philharmonic was established in 1919 and is one of Europe’s leading symphonic orchestras. At its home venue, Oslo Concert Hall, the orchestra is annually giving 60-70 concerts. The concert programmes have a high international profile, as for the repertory as well as the performing artists. The orchestra also has school- and outreach programs, outdoor concerts in Oslo drawing up to 25 000 listeners, and nationwide touring programs. Chief conductor is Vasily Petrenko.
The festival is supported by Norsk Kulturråd, Musikkfondene, Oslo kommune and Norsk Komponistforening.