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NeoArte – Synthesizer of Arts



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NeoArte – Synthesizer of Arts: Cikada Ensemble

26/03/2023 kl. 19.00 - 20.30

26/03/2023 kl. 19:00

NeoArte – Synthesizer of Arts is an international festival presenting the most interesting trends in contemporary music and art.

In the contemporary landscape, the edges between different creative arts are getting more and more figurative. Composers write pieces for video-art and visual artists create sound installations. It is getting harder to differentiate, yet connections and finding common grounds becomes easy. We are acting a bit like radar – trying to identify these changes – a bit like sonar – navigating the unexplored areas. Like a Synthesizer of Arts – creating new qualities.

Cikada Ensemble
Performers:
Christian Eggen – conductor
Anne-Karine Hauge – flute
Rolf Borch – clarinet
Bjørn Rabben – percussion
Kenneth Karlsson – piano
Sara Övinge – violin
Johanne Haugland – violin
Bendik Foss – viola
Inga Byrkjeland – cello
Magnus Söderberg – double bass

Program:
Bergrun Snæbjörnsdóttir (IS) – StrangeTurn/Narwhal violin, viola, cello and piano (2019)
Paweł Hendrich (PL) – Prismiris for violin, viola and cello (2018)
Klaus Lang (DE) – koto-in for ensemble (2023), world premiere

At the center of Cikada’s concert at the NeoArte festival is the premiere of Klaus Lang’s koto-in. The work is a piece of sounding architecture, inspired by Japanese aesthetics as represented in the temple of the same name. Cikada will also play chamber music works by Icelandic Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir and Polish Paweł Hendrich. Snæbjörnsdóttir’s Strange Turn / Narwhal was inspired by a phrase found in Timothy Morton’s Dark Ecology: “Two kinds of weird: a turning and a strange appearing, and a third kind, the weird gap between the two”. Hendrich’s Prismiris alludes to optics (“prism” and “iris”) : ornaments which sparkle more and more against the background of disappearing simple rhythms, like opalescent colors created as a result of iridescence on the multilayered surface of transparent or translucent bodies as a consequence of light interference.