Concert- Pressing clouds passing crowds -(Myhr/Bergvall) (in cooperation with with MaiJazz/NyMusikk) + The Lost Ones – (Zach/Bergvall)

Pressing clouds passing crowds 
(Myhr/Bergvall) 
(in cooperation with with MaiJazz/NyMusikk)
+
Inside the inside (Zach/Bergvall) 

9. May @ 15.00
TICKETS


NO

Musikk: Kim Myhr og Ingar Zach
Tekster:Caroline Bergvall

Kim Myhr:12-strengs akustisk guitar 
Caroline Bergvall: stemme
Ingar Zach: perkusjon

QUATUOR BOZZINI
Clemens Merkel: fiolin
Alyssa Cheung: fiolin
Stéphanie Bozzini: bratsj
Isabelle Bozzini: cello

Denne konserten presenterer komponistene Kim Myhr og Ingar Zachs to forskjellige samarbeider med den fransk/norske poeten Caroline Bergvall. De har komponert hvert sitt stykke for et ensemble bestående av den canadiske strykekvartetten Quatuor Bozzini, Bergvall og komponistene selv på 12-strengs gitar og perkusjon. I samarbeidet har Bergvall utarbeidet tekster spesifikt for begge stykkene som hun selv fremfører. 

Kim Myhrs «Pressing clouds passing crowds» er det lengste av de to stykkene, og ble komponert for åpningen av Festival International Musique Actuelle i Victoriaville i Canada i 2016. Stykket ble svært godt mottatt i pressen, og ble av mange journalister kalt et av festivalens store høydepunkt. Stykket er dvelende vakkert med en følelse av en opphevet tyngdekraft; det er som man hører én lang sang på femti minutter, hvor subtile forflytninger i puls og harmoni skaper en nesten hypnotisk fremdrift. I 2018 utkom musikken på plateselskapet HUBRO, og ble blant annet inkludert i radioprogrammet «Best of 2019 So Far» av Stuart Maconie på Freak Zone på BBC6. Kvelden åpnes med stykket «The Lost Ones» av Ingar Zach for samme ensemble. «The Lost Ones» var i utgangspunktet et duostykke, men Zach fikk en idé om å arrangere ut stykket for dette ensemblet, etter Kim Myhrs prosjekt. Bergvalls bidrag til dette stykket er en kort, men brutalt vakker tekst, som speiler markeringene og den nesten nådeløse statiske karakteren i instrumentalpartiene.

“insistent and hypnotic”
-All about jazz

“The blend of breathing strings, slightly bent notes on the guitar was most enchanting. A number of folks felt that this was the best set at Victo this year. It certainly was one of the best sets.»
-Downtown Music Gallery


EN

Music: Kim Myhr and Ingar Zach
Text: Caroline Bergvall

Kim Myhr: 12-string acoustic guitar
Caroline Bergvall: voice
Ingar Zach: percussion

QUATUOR BOZZINI
Clemens Merkel: violin
Alyssa Cheung: violin
Stéphanie Bozzini: viola
Isabelle Bozzini: cello

This concert presents the composers Kim Myhr and Ingar Zach’s two different collaborations with the French/Norwegian poet Caroline Bergvall. They have each composed a piece for an ensemble consisting of the Canadian string quartet Quatuor Bozzini, Bergvall and the composers themselves on 12-string guitar and percussion. In the collaboration, Bergvall wrote texts specifically for the two pieces, that she herself is performing with the group.

Kim Myhr’s «pressing clouds passing crowds» is the longest of the two, and was composed for the opening of Festival International Musique Aktuelle in Victoriaville in Canada in 2016. The piece was well received by the press, and was by many journalists named one of the dit is like listening to one single song for fifty minutes, where subtle changes in pulse and harmony creates a almost hypnotic forward drift. In 2018 the music was released on HUBRO, and was among other things included in Stuart Maconie’s radio program «Best of 2019 So Far» on BBC6. The evening opens with «The Lost Ones» by Ingar Zach for the same ensemble. The piece was originally a duo piece, but Zach got the idea of arranging out the piece for this ensemble, after participating in Kim Myhr’s project. Bergvall’s contribution to the piece if brief, but devastatingly powerful, mirroring beautifully the punctuations and the almost merciless statis of the instrumental parts.

“insistent and hypnotic”
-All about jazz

“The blend of breathing strings, slightly bent notes on the guitar was most enchanting. A number of folks felt that this was the best set at Victo this year. It certainly was one of the best sets.»
-Downtown Music Gallery


BIOGRAPHY

Kim Myhr har i de siste femten årene vært en markant og produktiv stemme på den norske eksperimentelle musikkscenen. Han arbeider ofte i en dobbeltrolle som komponist og gitarist,  og i et crossoverfelt mellom samtidsmusikk, improvisasjonsmusikk og forskjellige elektroniske- og akustiske musikkformer. Myhr har gjort konserter over hele Europa, Asia, Australia samt Nord- og Sør-Amerika. Han har gitt ut en serie soloalbum, som siden 2016 har blitt gitt ut på plateselskapet Hubro. BLOOM (Hubro 2016) mottok mye ros fra pressen og ble av Dagbladet kåret til årets sjuende beste norske plate i 2016. You | me fra 2017 mottok  “Honorary mention” Nordic Music Prize i 2018. Kim Myhr er en aktiv komponist, og skriver for kammergrupper, elektroakustiske settinger, og lager musikk til forskjellige scenekunstprosjekt. Myhr har skrevet to kritikerroste verker for Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. I 2016 skrev han “pressing clouds passing crowds” for Quatuor Bozzini, Caroline Bergvall og Ingar Zach, som ble gitt ut på HUBRO i 2018. I 2020 kommer platen “Vesper” som er et bestillingsverk for Australian Art Orchestra; det hadde premiere under Melbourne International Jazzfestival i 2018.

Caroline Bergvall, writer and artist based in London. Works across artforms, media and languages. A strong exponent of writing methods and verbal performances that emerge from multilingual, audiovisual and contextual concerns. Her projects include poetic works, audio pieces, drawings, installations, and live performances, often in collaboration. Starting-points and source materials emerge readily from a mixture of historic languages and contemporary cultural artifacts or political events. Her most recent performance Drift (2012-14) for live voice, percussion (Ingar Zach) and electronic text (Thomas Köppel) combined harrowing contemporary sea migrancy reports with a rewrite of the Anglo-saxon “Seafarer”. It was awarded a Judith E. Wilson Fellowship in Poetry and Drama (Cambridge) and opened Poetry International 2014, Southbank Centre, to great acclaim. The book version, published by Nightboat Books (NY) has just gone into second printing. Other publications: Meddle English (2011) and FIG (2005) as well as a DVD of installations Ghost Pieces (2010). She presents her works internationally: Tate Modern (London), Khoj Centre (New Delhi), Fondation Vuitton (Paris), Mamco Museum (Geneva), MCA Denver, Samtidsmuseet (Oslo), MOMA (NY). Most recent solo show, Callicoon Fine Arts (NY, 2015). Writer-in-Residence, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2014). Will be exploring a project around questions of breath and place as part of a Mellon Collaborative Fellowship, Gray Center for Art and Enquiry, Chicago, 2016.

Ingar Zach er en anerkjent norsk komponist og perkusjonist. Han spiller i Dans les Arbres og Huntsville, foruten sin medvirkning i ensembler som Mural, Looper, Glück og Lab Field. Han arbeider også solo med sitt særegne instrumentarium, samt duo med poet/performancekunstner Caroline Bergvall. I tillegg er han mer og mer aktiv som komponist med verker for blant andre Quatuor Bozzini, Ensemble Musikfabrik og Speak Percussion.

Since 1999, the Bozzini Quartet has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene, and beyond. Not content to parlay received wisdom, the quartet cultivates an ethos of risk-taking, and boldly venture off the beaten track. With rigorous qualitative criteria, they have nurtured a vastly diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion.This has led to over a hundred and eighty commissioned pieces, as well as close to three hundred other premiered works. A Bozzini Quartet concert is an art happening, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail.The Bozzini Quartet produces and presents its annual concert series in Montréal. The group also tours extensively, bringing its “intense musicality and immense sensitivity” (Musicworks, Canada), to audiences across Canada, the US, South America and Europe. Notable festivals and venues include MärzMusik (Berlin), Ultima (Oslo), Huddersfield (UK), Klangspuren (Austria), Tsuda Hall (Tokyo), Musiekgebouw (Amsterdam), Présences (France), November Music (Netherlands), (Pays-Bas), Kortrijk (Belgique), Roulette (NY), Porgy&Bess (Vienne) and Other Minds (San Francisco) . To ensure continual development in their art, the quartet’s musical laboratories, the Composer’s Kitchen, Performer’s Kitchen and Bozzini Lab, work to mentor and support new generations of composers and performers. TheBozzini Quartet records under its own label, the Collection QB, and can be heard regularly on European and Canadian radio. Finalist to the 28th Grand Prix du CAM 2012, the Bozzini Quartet has won three Opus prizes from the Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM): “International Outreach” (2007), “Contemporary Disc of the Year” (2004), and “Discovery of the Year” (2001). It is also the recipient of the Étoile-Galaxie Prize from Radio-Canada (2001), the Förderpreis Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (2007), the German Record Critics Prize for Arbor Vitae (2009) and the 2014 Friends of Canadian Music Award.