Archive for April, 2009


satelite on the roof of the operahouse April 28

Satelite on  operaroof

Victoria Johnson, electric violin
Elektra and MultiMORF II by Knut Vaage
Ellen Roed og HC Gilje, video, Thorolf Thuestad, sound design
Operaroof, Tuesday April 28 at 22
With support from Norsk kulturråd and pilot founding from NMH
Entrance free

Satellite is a contemporary art project with the electric violin, interactive electronics and real-time video that explores space, communication, and improvisation. By creating a performative dialogue between the composed music, improvisation on electric violin and improvised video work this project seeks to find a common artistic language between sound and image in a performative situation. The project challenges the different types of rooms for these artistic expressions, outside of the traditional stage or concert hall. The project is in 3 parts; performances of Elektra and MultiMORF II on the roof of the Norwegian Opera and Ballet 28.4 in 2009, a concert at Samtidsmuseet in May 2009. The project will in November 2009 be transformed into an installation at Lydgalleriet in Bergen.


installation and concert April 2

reese_liten2April  2 I went to see the opening of Kirsten Reese Angelic Streamers in Paulus Church in Oslo. Home made cassettes with music meaningful to the contributors from any genre were mixed and send out in small sequences through small loudspeakers in the church.

I also had the chance to hear a concert at with Wu Fei (gu Zheng og voc)
Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (sax). A very inspiring evening and my first meeting with the Chinese harpinstrument gu Zheng.

The harpist used a very virtuous technique using a bottleneck on many fingers, and the instrument was resonant and beautiful. As always it was great to hear Rolf Erik and his improvisations.72688_620x

On photo: Wu Fei (gu Zheng og voc)
Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (sax)