Archive for January, 2010

22
Jan
10

reflection&practising

Busy writing at my artistic reflection, reading a lot, practising, thinking and making important decisions for my end performance, there is not much time to blog and document these days. Since December last year I have been writing on  my critical reflection as well as doing a lot of practising on some new pieces. In March I am playing a new piece by Ivar Frounberg and Peter Tornquist with the NMH sinfonietta , a jazz group , Kjell Tore Innervik and my 4 el violin students at  NMH.

In between the practising I reflect on the performers role and  my use of methods and what impact that has had on my project. I have been reading “Performance practice by Schechner:

“The assertion is that performance, that is, how people behave and display their behavior, is a fundamental category of human life,” Schechner said. ” and further: “The domination of theory for its own sake is coming to an end in academia,”  Theory is secondary to something one does based on experience, on data, on fieldwork and on experiment. Performance studies as an academic discipline is extremely open to new theoretical constructs that try to bridge and narrow or eliminate the gap between theory and practice.”

Another intersting book is Eivind Røssaak: “Selviakttakelse” In this book Røssaak discusses the arts tendency to be interested and observe the self. He also discusses craftsmanship versus new tendencies like uncleanness and hybrid art. Very relevant book for reflection on the process with Victoria Counts and for people who are interested in the Knausgård debate.

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22
Jan
10

classical&video

On december 18th 2009 was in Oslo concert-hall listening/watching Leif Ove Andsnes and the south African visual artist Robin Rohde performance. Their aim has been to make the “impossible possible, and how put visuals to music in a way that the visuals builds up the musical material and gives unity”.

The program consisted of different classical pierces and one more modern by Lacher with prepared piano

Schumann : Kinderszenen
Mussorgskij: 3-4 pieces
Larcher: Short pieces
Mussorgskij: “Pictures at an Exibition”

I will look into the documentation of this project, and heard there should be a documentary at NRK.

Their methods of working might be interesting for my project.

It is great that such a fantastic pianist and musical communicator as Leif Ove Andsnes also does projects were he experiments with new ways of communicating with the audience.




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