Only Connect Festival Of Sound:
The Deep - Festival schedule
THURSDAY 4 JUNE
DEN NORSKE OPERA & BALLETT
Maja S.K. Ratkje
Maja S.K. Ratkje's new project Vannstand is based on childrens's musical interpretations of water level measurements. The results from the Tøyen school will be part of a sound installation in the opera house.
CAPELLA JOHANNEA, MAJORSTUEN KIRKE
19:00 (exact start time)
Michael Duch & Andreas Elvenes
The constellation of Michael Duch on double bass and baritone singer Andreas Elvenes will be performing Franz Schubert and Giacinto Scelsi.
Hilde Holsen explores of the interaction between trumpet and electronics in her improvised soundscapes.
Torgeir Vassvik is a Sami artist whose shamanistic vocal and percussion rituals draw their strength and profundity from the extreme polar climate and landscape.
Somewhere in Germany right now, a four meter high double bass is being carefully constructed. The instrument, called an Octobass, was invented in France in 1850. It's the seventh of its kind in the world and the only one which will be in regular use by the especially put together ensemble, The Touchables. The Octobass will be premiering Only Connect on the 4th June.
Internationally acclaimed artist Jana Winderen researches hidden depths and the audio topography of the oceans in her piece Dive.
Since its 1989 formation in Oslo, the Cikada Ensemble has developed a refined and highly acclaimed profile on the international contemporary music scene. Cikada's piano trio will be performing Francesco Filidei and Gérard Pesson at the opening concert.
FRIDAY 5 JUNE
17:00 (exact start time)
Illustrated lecture with hip-hop writer Dave Tompkins. The Beat Who Cheated Death is a natural history of the sub genre Miami Bass.
With light design by Tord Knudsen and DJ Dave Tompkins & Martin Bjørnersen (from 24:00).
Susanna has written a commission work, Mass For The Witch Woman, for the new vocal ensemble Oslo 14 who debuts at the Only Connect festival.
The three expatriate Swedes in Vollen United have become known for their headstrong interpretations of both pop songs and modern contemporary classics.
Susan Stenger's Deep Songs merges the melancholic sounds of the fiddle and the low frequencies of bass and alto flute, with the sound of deep time taken from the earth’s interior and the transformative processes in volcanic activity. World premiere.
Sound artist and Cabaret Voltaire founder Chris Watson explores the Norwegian coastal habitats in his new piece North Atlantic Drift (Boreal Mix).
Post-modern troubadour Eric Chenaux brings his guitar and crooner voice to Only Connect.
Fennesz uses guitar and computer to create shimmering, swirling electronic sound of enormous range and complex musicality. Prepare for a festival highlight at Fabrikken this Saturday evening.
SATURDAY 6 JUNE
Sound excursion to the high-end speaker factory SEAS in Moss where you can experience an anechoic chamber. Bus ride from Oslo with sound lecture on anechoic chambers by composer and author David Toop. Hear a sound installation by Trond Lossius and measure your body resonance with Stine Janvin Motland.
Experience Trond Lossius's sound installation Lontano in the anechoic chamber at SEAS.
Listen to the sound of your own anatomy with Stine Janvin Motland.
16:00 (doors opens 15:45, and closes 16:00 )
An exclusive chance to view an open rehearsal with Oslo Sinfonietta for two Helmut Lachenmann pieces. Followed by a conversation with Lachenmann and conductor and composer Christian Eggen.
Jenny Hval dives into her personal deep at Only Connect. Her new composition, which has live premiere during the festival, opens with a quote from the Danish poet Mette Moestrup, and continues towards the abyss.
Camille Norment and David Toop contemplate mysteries of the deep sea, riding through waterways of legend, histories, and currencies of interconnected peoples.
Noise rock band Årabrot closes the festival with a concert/spoken word together with writer John Doran.
4 - 6 June
nyMusikk’s festival of adventurous music presents:
An anechoic chamber
Deep time and deep songs
The sound of the blue whale
The resonance of our own anatomy
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